Jakarta – The Jakarta Environment Agency has recorded improving air quality in the capital city over the past week caused by a significant decline in the number of people commuting acr
Environment & Natural Disasters
March 27, 2020
March 26, 2020
After a long stint abroad working as a waiter on cruise ships, Komang Sudiarta returned to his native Bali in 2005 to find the idyllic Indonesian holiday island swamped with rubbish –
Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – A landslide hit Maulu hamlet in Rembon district, Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi, on Thursday morning, killing a villager and destroying two houses.
March 18, 2020
Yulia Savitri and A. Muh.
March 17, 2020
Beritasatu, Jakarta – Judges at the Central Jakarta District Court on Tuesday accepted a multimillion-dollar class action against Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan's alleged mismanagemen
Fathul Rakhman, Lombok, Indonesia – Environmental activists have called on authorities in Indonesia's Lombok Island to drop plans for a cable car project serving a UNESCO-listed nation
Jakarta – Floodwaters filled parts of Jakarta following heavy rain on Monday and submerged two subdistricts in East Jakarta, namely Cipinang Melayu in Makassar district and Tengah in K
March 10, 2020
Jakarta – State-owned oil and gas company Pertamina has cleaned several beaches in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, of what appears to be traces of an oil spill.
March 6, 2020
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The Environment and Forestry Ministry reminded households to conduct their own waste separation following the fact that 62 percent of Indonesia's waste co
March 3, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – Nine shophouses at the Jompo shopping complex in Kaliwates district, Jember regency, East Java, collapsed on Monday morning after a nearby river overflowed due
March 1, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) recorded 652 natural disasters that hit several parts of Indonesia in February 2020, left 123 people dead and two other
February 29, 2020
Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – A recent study has identified Jakarta as among the world's major metropolitan areas on the brink of sinking as a result of rising sea levels and extreme weathe
Jakarta – The Bekasi administration in West Java has planned to reevaluate the building permits for malls, apartments and warehouses located in areas that were hit by floods on Tuesday
February 28, 2020
Jakarta – Recent flooding in Jakarta and its satellite cities has put the city's administration under public scrutiny again.
We can't think of anything worse than being told to enjoy a disaster, but one Jakarta official's insensitive statement about this week's floods in the capital proved to be asinine driv
February 27, 2020
Jakarta – Nine residents of Greater Jakarta have died as a result of the widespread flooding that has inundated the capital and surrounding cities over the past few days, the National
Jakarta – Judges with the Bale Bandung District Court in West Java found PT Kamarga Kurnia Textile Industry (KKTI) guilty of polluting a section of the Citarum River, the longest and d
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Jakarta, Phillip J.
February 26, 2020
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – Climate change-driven global warming is a factor behind repeated instances of severe flooding across Greater Jakarta since early January, including a fl
Antara, Jakarta – Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljono, said that the Jakarta flood that occurred on February 25, 2020, is everyone's responsibility.
Arya Dipa, Bandung – At least four people have died and thousands of others have been affected by severe floods that inundated 24 districts in Bekasi on Tuesday, the West Java Disaster
Air pollution has been one of the main concerns in Jakarta in recent years, but the capital was not Indonesia's most polluted city in 2019.
Arya Dipa, Bandung – Thousands of houses and public facilities across Bekasi, Karawang, and Subang regencies in West Java were left flooded following a period of intense rain over the
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Thousands of Jakarta residents are seeking refuge following widespread following, the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has said.
February 25, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Indonesia is preparing to create a circular economy ecosystem where resources and waste are managed sustainably and targeting its full implementation by 2024.