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Jakarta tops list of most air polluted cities in Southeast Asia in 2018, Indonesia 11th in the world

Jakarta tops list of most air polluted cities in Southeast Asia in 2018, Indonesia 11th in the world

Jakarta may have intermittently appeared on the list of cities with the worst air quality in the world, but, on average the Indonesian capital was among the worst cities in...

Indonesian minimarkets no longer providing free plastic bags starting today

Indonesian minimarkets no longer providing free plastic bags starting today

Starting today, minimarkets AKA convenience stores across Indonesia are charging a nominal fee for every plastic bag customers use to carry their purchases.

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

‘Flying bulldog’: world’s largest bee rediscovered in Indonesia

The world's largest bee -- a giant insect roughly the size of a human thumb -- has been rediscovered in a remote part of Indonesia in its first sighting in nearly 40 years,...

Forests and/or pants on fire?: Fact-checking Jokowi’s ‘no fires for 3 years’ statement

Forests and/or pants on fire?: Fact-checking Jokowi’s ‘no fires for 3 years’ statement

The president's claim has, not-so ironically, come under fire for perhaps being something of an overstatement...

Following accusations of unpreparedness, disaster agency set to spend IDR7 trillion on early detection tools

Following accusations of unpreparedness, disaster agency set to spend IDR7 trillion on early detection tools

The IDR7 trillion (US$500 million) budget will be spread out over the next 3 years.

Komodo Island will be closed to visitors for one year starting in 2020: NTT government

Komodo Island will be closed to visitors for one year starting in 2020: NTT government

If you have your heart set of seeing a dragon in 2020, tourists will still be able to find them on other islands in Komodo National Park.

Viral: Jakarta man shamelessly dumps rubbish in canal, right in front of canal cleaner

Viral: Jakarta man shamelessly dumps rubbish in canal, right in front of canal cleaner

While cleaning Jakarta’s notoriously filthy rivers and canals is difficult, these viral photos encapsulate why cleaning them is only half the battle.

NTT governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

NTT governor plans to close Komodo National Park to tourism for 1 year

The governor says that the islands have to be closed so that their populations of deers, the Komodo dragon's main source of food, can be replenished so the dragons don't end up...

‘Sea of trash’ fills up river in Indonesia’s Bekasi, excavators needed to clean

‘Sea of trash’ fills up river in Indonesia’s Bekasi, excavators needed to clean

Trash-filled waterways are quite a common sight in Indonesia, but a village in the Bekasi Regency of West Java managed to make headlines around the country for letting their water...


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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.