Global flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said yesterday, and Indonesia is among the countries most at risk. Coupled with projected sea level rise driven by global warming, reef decline could see flooding increase four-fold by century’s end, they ...

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WATCH: Orangutan refuses to leave its tree, attempts to stop bulldozer with its bare hands

WATCH: Orangutan refuses to leave its tree, attempts to stop bulldozer with its bare hands

Fighting to protect your home seems like a very human thing to do...

Two of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organizations join gov’t drive to reduce plastic waste

Two of Indonesia’s largest Muslim organizations join gov’t drive to reduce plastic waste

  Yesterday was World Environment Day and this year the event featured the theme “Beat Plastic Pollution”. Like many other countries in the world, Indonesia has a serious...

Viral: Elementary school students in S. Sulawesi risk lives crossing raging river just to get to school

Viral: Elementary school students in S. Sulawesi risk lives crossing raging river just to get to school

Why is this still a thing in Indonesia?

Giant croc believed to be nearly a century old captured by villagers near palm oil plantation in Aceh

Giant croc believed to be nearly a century old captured by villagers near palm oil plantation in Aceh

The ancient beast was definitely born long before Indonesia was even officially a country.

Signoff on rhino sperm transfer between Indonesia, Malaysia expected mid-May: Official

Signoff on rhino sperm transfer between Indonesia, Malaysia expected mid-May: Official

First standing together in defense of non-crispy chicken rendang and now rhino sperm. This truly is a turning point in Indonesian-Malaysian relations.

Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing is paying off, study finds

Indonesia’s crackdown on illegal fishing is paying off, study finds

By Basten Gokkon  JAKARTA — Tough measures by Indonesia to protect its fisheries from foreign poaching vessels are proving effective in helping replenish fish stocks, a new...

Indonesia’s ‘Sea Nomads’ have rare genetic mutation that lets them stay underwater incredible lengths of time: study

Indonesia’s ‘Sea Nomads’ have rare genetic mutation that lets them stay underwater incredible lengths of time: study

They spend up to 60 percent of their work day diving for fish, spearing octopus and gathering crustaceans -- an amount of time rivaled only by sea otters -- and can stay...

Deadly oil spill that led to 5 deaths caused by burst pipe: Pertamina

Deadly oil spill that led to 5 deaths caused by burst pipe: Pertamina

State-owned Pertamina, which had initially denied responsibility, said Wednesday that one of its pipes used for transporting crude oil, laid about 25 metres below the sea surface,...

Oil spill cleanup fire kills two in Indonesia

Oil spill cleanup fire kills two in Indonesia

At least two people died in a fire as Indonesian authorities tried to cleanup an oil spill off Borneo island Saturday, an official said. The blaze was sparked as workers tried to...


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Coconuts Jakarta Environment

It’s certainly nothing to be proud of, but name any kind of pollution - air, water, land - and Jakarta has it in abundance. A population of over 10 million in a city is obviously going to leave a sizeable footprint, but it has long been argued that Jakartans - both the people and the government - can still do much more to keep the city clean. But the fact of the matter is exhaust fumes from millions of motorized vehicles pollute the city’s air daily, its waterways are often used as trash dumps, and litter is a problem in most areas of the capital. At the very least, efforts are being made by the current city administration to clean up the city, as evidenced by the fact that the city’s rivers and canals are now at their cleanest state in years, if not decades. It also seems like more and more Jakartans are becoming more conscientious regarding the state of the city’s environment, as evidenced by the rise of clean up activities throughout Jakarta.