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May 22, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 22, 2024

Jakarta – Environmental group Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) has criticized Space-X founder Elon Musk's proposal for solving the world's water crisis through desalination powered by so

May 21, 2024

Tempo Editorial - May 21, 2024

Jakarta – The recent disaster in West Sumatra shows how the greed of the regional government has sacrificed the environment and cost people's lives.

Mongabay - May 21, 2024

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Briantama Asmara first visited the village of Kais in Indonesian Papua, on the island of New Guinea, in 2017 as an university researcher.

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 21, 2024

Jakarta – We are saddened by the flash floods and lahars (a mixture of water and volcanic rock fragments) that hit a number of regions surrounding Mount Marapi in West Sumatra on May 11

May 17, 2024

Channel News Asia - May 17, 2024

Jakarta – Hundreds of people living near an erupting volcano in eastern Indonesia have been evacuated after authorities raised its alert status to the highest level, an official said on

Jakarta Post - May 17, 2024

Jakarta – West Sumatra authorities have declared a state of emergency in the province following flash floods and lahars over the weekend that killed dozens of people and destroyed hundr

May 16, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 16, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Authorities on Thursday raised the alert status of a volcano in eastern part of the country to the highest level after it spewed ash and smoke five kilometres into

Associated Press - May 16, 2024

Kasparman Piliang and Niniek Karmini, Tanah Datar, Indonesia – Indonesian authorities have seeded clouds, trying to prevent further rain and flash floods after deluges that hit Sumatra

CNN Indonesia - May 16, 2024

Jakarta – The Jakarta Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised acting Jakarta Governor Heru Budi Hartono's proposal to create a special island for waste disposal.

May 15, 2024

Tempo - May 15, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – Flooding due to the Krueng Kulu and Krueng Tadu Rivers overflow in Nagan Raya Regency, Aceh, has gradually receded.

Tempo Editorial - May 15, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesia's plastic waste management policy needs an honest and comprehensive evaluation.

Reuters - May 15, 2024

Jakarta – The death toll from weekend flash floods and mud slides in West Sumatra province rose to 62 on Wednesday, authorities said, while rescuers were searching areas near rivers for

May 14, 2024

Reuters - May 14, 2024

Jakarta – The number of people killed by flash floods and mud slides in West Sumatra province has risen to 52 and more than 3,000 people were evacuated, authorities said on Tuesday.

May 13, 2024

Agence France-Presse - May 13, 2024

Jakarta – A volcano in eastern Indonesia erupted on Monday, spewing a huge ash tower more than five kilometers into the sky after authorities raised its alert level to the second-highes

May 12, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – At least 34 people have died and 16 more were missing after flash floods and cold lava flow from a volcano hit West Sumatra, a local disaster official said Sunday.

May 9, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 9, 2024

Yvette Tanamal, Jakarta – April was the hottest month year-on-year (yoy) as the country's weather agency recorded an increase of nearly 1 degree Celsius last month, the highest temperat

May 7, 2024

Jakarta Globe - May 7, 2024

Hendro D Situmorang, Jakarta – The recent high temperatures in Indonesia, according to the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), are not due to a heatwave like those e

May 6, 2024

CNN Indonesia - May 6, 2024

Jakarta – The South Sulawesi (Sulsel) Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that the suspected reason for the flash flood and landslide disaster in Luwu regency is because t

May 5, 2024

Agence France-Presse - May 5, 2024

Ronny Adolof Buol – An Indonesian volunteer returns from a dangerous rescue mission to a remote island where a volcano recently unleashed huge eruptions, cradling an abandoned, emaciate

May 4, 2024

The Guardian - May 4, 2024

A flood and a landslide have hit Indonesia's Sulawesi island, killing at least 14 people, according to officials.

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 4, 2024

Jakarta – If you were in Jakarta or elsewhere in the country in the past few weeks, it might have felt something like how Islam describes Judgement Day: as if the scorching sun were a m

Reuters - May 4, 2024

Jakarta – The government will permanently relocate almost 10,000 residents after a series of explosive eruptions of the Ruang volcano has raised concerns about the dangers of residing o

Jakarta Post - May 4, 2024

Tagulandang, North Sulawesi (Agencies) – Antelmus Paulus, 67, is in despair after the eruption on Tuesday of Ruang volcano rendered his home on Tagulandang island uninhabitable and prom

May 2, 2024

Jakarta Post - May 2, 2024

Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said on Thursday that the rise in temperature affecting some cities in Indonesia was not part of a heat wave currentl

Jakarta Post - May 2, 2024

Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The Health Ministry, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO), announced on Monday a new fund

April 30, 2024

Reuters - April 30, 2024

Jakarta – Ruang volcano off the island of Sulawesi erupted on Tuesday, spewing ash and lava, after an eruption earlier this month led to hundreds of evacuations and an airport closure.

Bloomberg News - April 30, 2024

Jakarta – The future of one of the world's largest carbon offsets projects is in doubt after the Indonesian government revoked its licence for violating local regulations.

April 28, 2024

Agence France-Presse - April 28, 2024

Jakarta – A volcano in North Maluku erupted on Sunday morning, spewing an ash tower more than two miles into the sky and prompting officials to warn people to keep away.

Agence France-Presse - April 28, 2024

Jakarta – A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Indonesia's Java island on April 27, the country's Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG) reported.

Tempo - April 28, 2024

Rachel Farahdiba Regar, Jakarta – On April 21, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., Aeshnina Azzahra Aqilani, the co Captain of Riverin (River Warrior Indonesia), joined the march to end the "plastic e

April 25, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 25, 2024

Faisal Maliki Baskoro, Abu Dhabi – Clean Rivers has committed up to $20 million (Rp 323.5 billion) to initiatives in Indonesia aimed at preventing 30,000 tons of plastic waste from ente

April 23, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 23, 2024

Ichsan Ali, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the reconstruction of infrastructure buildings following the 6.2-magnitude earthquake in West Sulawesi on January 15, 20

April 22, 2024

Agence France-Presse - April 22, 2024

Jakarta – Authorities in North Sulawesi on Monday lowered the alert level of a remote volcano that erupted more than half a dozen times in the last week, while the nearest international

April 20, 2024

Associated Press - April 20, 2024

More than 2,100 people living near an erupting volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi island were evacuated on Friday due to the dangers of ash, falling rocks, hot volcanic clouds and the poss

April 19, 2024

Tempo - April 19, 2024

Intan Setiawanty, Jakarta – A number of residents in Lumajang Regency, East Java, self-evacuated to a safer place as cold lava floods hit Mount Semeru areas on Thursday, April 18, 2024.

April 18, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 18, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Authorities in North Sulawesi shut an international airport and evacuated hundreds of people from the vicinity of the Ruang volcano after it belched explosive plume

Jakarta Globe - April 18, 2024

Antara, Denpasar – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) discovered that the glacier's thickness atop Puncak Jaya, Papua, decreased by about four meters, or 66 perc

April 17, 2024

Mongabay - April 17, 2024

Jaka Hendra Baittri, Vinolia Ahmad, South Pesisir, Indonesia – Bendri lived with his wife and child just 80 meters, or 260 feet, back from the Surantih Mudiak Dalam River, which flows f

The Guardian - April 17, 2024

Authorities in Indonesia have issued a tsunami alert after a volcano erupted five times in the province of North Sulawesi, spewing a column of smoke more than a mile into the sky and fo

Agence France-Presse - April 17, 2024

Jakarta – A volcano erupted several times in North Sulawesi overnight Wednesday, forcing hundreds of people to be evacuated after it spewed lava and a column of smoke more than a mile i

New York Times - April 17, 2024

Jakarta – The faithful gathered in an imposing modernist building, thousands of men in skullcaps and women in veils sitting shoulder to shoulder.

April 15, 2024

Jakarta Post - April 15, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Landslides in South Sulawesi on the weekend killed at least 18 people with rescue efforts, including police sniffer dogs, still ongoing for two missing people, loca

Tempo - April 15, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – At least 18 neighborhood units (RT) in East Jakarta were submerged by floods on Monday morning at 08:00 WIB (Western Indonesia Time).

April 11, 2024

Mongabay - April 11, 2024

Suryadi, Indragiri Hilir, Indonesia – Dahniar starts worrying after a few days without rain during the dry season here on the northeast coast of Sumatra.

April 6, 2024

Jakarta Globe - April 6, 2024

Antara – According to reports from the Mount Semeru observation post officer, Liswanto, the mountain, which stands at 3,676 meters above sea level, erupted twice on Saturday, at 05:11 a

April 4, 2024

Tempo - April 4, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – Heavy rains and the overflowing of several rivers prompted flooding in parts of Jakarta yesterday.

March 22, 2024

Jakarta Globe - March 22, 2024

Wahroni, Tangerang – Flooding struck the Sedyatmo Toll Road leading to Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Tangerang, Banten on Friday, causing significant traffic congestion in the

Tempo - March 22, 2024

Jamal Abdun Nashr, Demak – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi stated that the Demak flooding was not only triggered by extreme rainfall but also by the degradation of upstream areas due to

March 21, 2024

Tempo - March 21, 2024

Jakarta – Nowadays no nation is free from the threat of climate change. Unpredictable weather, typhoons, floods and inundations happen sporadically around the world.

March 19, 2024

Tempo - March 19, 2024

Irsyan Hasyim, Jakarta – The Kudus Regency Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) reported that seven people died during the floods that have swept the region since Thursday, March