Air pollution has been rapidly encroaching on the health and longevity of individuals, particularly in Asia. A startling study conducted by the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago has provided alarming data that paints a grim picture: air pollution is reducing the life expectancy of people in some Asian countries by up to eight years.
As Indonesia positions itself to become a key global hub for electric vehicle batteries, it’s also putting people and the environment at harm through the coal-fired plants powering its nickel smelters, activists say.
Indonesia’s plastic emergency has worsened in recent years. But amid the struggle, locals stand tall. Photojournalist Garry Lotulung unveils their daily battles and grassroots resilience.
Some civil servants in Indonesia’s capital began working from home Monday under measures aimed at reducing traffic congestion to alleviate horrendous air pollution that has gripped the city and been blamed for President Joko Widodo’s persistent cough.
Nusantara in East Kalimantan, Borneo, will be unveiled as Indonesia’s new capital in 2024. The name dates back to Majahapit rule in Java in the 14th century.
Indonesia has pushed back the launch of a much-anticipated investment plan underpinning a landmark $20 billion climate financing deal struck with US President Joe Biden last year.
Indonesia is expecting a longer dry season, lasting until October, due to the El Niño weather pattern, threatening clean water supply and increasing the risk of forest fires, the country’s disaster agency said.
A stand-off between Australian and Indonesian authorities over live exports has taken a twist with officials in Jakarta revealing more cases of the highly contagious lumpy skin disease (LSD) in cattle shipped from Australia.
Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund has tapped Sydney-based climate change investment group Pollination to help develop the country’s emerging market for tradeable credits and Read more
Reduction in primary forest loss in Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as Brazil and Colombia, offers hope for tropical forests across the world.
On a night in early July, Solikin was awake chasing elephants past sunrise. The animals had entered the community’s oil palm fields and raised hell, mashing hundreds of young palm stems to a pulp.
Pandawara formed in 2022 after flooding caused by rivers clogged with rubbish damaged their homes – now they are national celebrities.
Indonesia has paused exports from four Australian facilities after cases of lumpy skin disease (LSD) were detected in animals from Australia.
Zainudin Kelsaba traversed across the eastern Seram highland and stopped at an ancient outcrop grown over by trees and scrub.
Marine and fisheries activists in Indonesia are ramping up their calls for the revocation of a new government regulation allowing the export of sea sand, saying the policy will benefit foreign interests more than local fishers and marine ecosystems.