Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 28 May 2020Indonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze.Last year's fires were the worst since 2015 due to dry weather, with some 1.6 millio...
Source: Eco-BusinessDate: 26 May 2020A future where shipping no longer imperils people, oceans and the climate is one mariners dream of. But what does a transition to sustainable shipping really mean?Shipping is the lifeblood of the world economy. A highly efficient mode of transportation, it e...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 23 May 2020The support walls of the Cipeucang landfill in Serpong, South Tangerang, Banten, collapsed on Friday morning, spilling around 100 metric tons of waste into the Cisadane River.Yepi Suherman, the South Tangerang environmental agency secretary, confirmed that th...
Source: ANTARA NewsDate: 22 May 2020The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) will optimize the capacity of water storage infrastructure across Indonesia as a precautionary measure against protracted drought during the dry season.PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono highlighted President Jo...
Source: Jakarta GlobeDate: 20 May 2020The coronavirus pandemic has reduced air pollution all over the world but has not had the same impact on plastic pollution. Around eight million tons of plastic are swept into our oceans every year, and Indonesia has become the second biggest contributor ac...
Source: ASEAN TodayDate: 19 May 2020Farmers in Southeast Asia face increased pressure to feed the region during the pandemic, but on top of record droughts and climate change, they're now facing impacts from sand mining."This land was mine, it eroded slowly from the riverbank and after a while, the ...
Source: MongabayDate: 19 May 2020The Indonesian government plans to establish 900,000 hectares (2.2 million acres) of rice fields in the peatlands of Borneo, in what experts say is a worrying repeat of a near-identical project in the 1990s that failed.The earlier mega rice project (MRP) resulted in ...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 15 May 2020Heavy rainfall throughout the week has caused floods and landslides in several provinces, as the rainy season is expected to be last longer than initially forecasted.A downpour lasting from Tuesday afternoon to Wednesday morning led to floods in Lebak regency...
Source: ANTARA NewsDate: 13 May 2020Forestry climate expert Daniel Murdiyarso said the existence of mangroves could have an important role in efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to curb climate change."When we talk about excavation, the matter of building aquaculture is a challenge beca...
Clean water and sanitation are essential for human life. Each person requires at least 20 to 50 liters of clean water each day for drinking, cooking, and hygiene. Unfortunately, half of the world population still lacks access to clean water and sanitation. The more dire condition can be felt in conf...
Source: The ConversationDate: 8 May 2020A lack of access to a household toilet and clean water are putting many people in parts of Indonesia at risk of infection from the coronavirus.These findings come from a study we carried out in 2018 that examined multidimensional poverty in South Sulawesi...
New research shows people across Southeast Asia are concerned that governments are not doing enough to address climate change. ASEAN should reinforce its institutional framework to mitigate the climate impacts.The new State of Southeast Asia 2020 survey report released by Singapore's ISEAS-Yusof Ish...
Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 7 May 2020Shortages in key commodities have been reported in most of Indonesia's 34 provinces as the nation copes with the double whammy of the coronavirus outbreak causing supply chain disruption and a dry spell hurting harvests.Garlic, sugar, chili and chicken eggs ar...
Source: ANTARA NewsDate: 5 May 2020Jakarta - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has given directives to his aides to be better prepared as a precautionary measure against a "drier than normal" dry season in 30 percent of Indonesia's regions in 2020.During a virtual limited meeting from the Merdeka ...
Source: theowp.orgDate: 29 April 2020Venice typically springs to mind when discussing the topic of sinking cities. However, it is the capital of Indonesia that is now subsiding at increasingly alarming rates. Channel News Asia has reported that "Jakarta is the world's fastest sinking city," and...

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