Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Environmental activists have staged a demonstration at the Arjuna Wijaya Statue area in Central Jakarta on June 4, demanding President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to i
Environment & Natural Disasters
June 5, 2021
Alarmed by the mountains of plastic waste leaching into Indonesia's waters, two best friends are taking on the environmental menace by turning crisp bags and shampoo packets into paving
May 30, 2021
Kiki Siregar, Sidoarjo, East Java – Indonesian Muanisah, who goes by one name, recalled the day when she held her 40-day-old baby in despair as he had trouble breathing.
May 29, 2021
Fardah – Natural disasters are a day-to-day occurrence in Indonesia, as some 10 natural disasters occurred daily in January-March 2021, up from nine per day during 2020, of the total of
May 24, 2021
Alex Ray – Fifty kilometres east of Dili is the site of one of Timor-Leste's most renowned scuba diving locations.
May 22, 2021
Ian Lloyd Neubauer, Bali – "Here in Bali, we believe in the law of karmaphala – that our actions will determine what we receive in return, good or bad," says Gede Robi, frontman of rock
May 21, 2021
Yogi Setya Permana – Hydrometeorological hazards have outnumbered hazardous geophysical events such as earthquakes in the last two decades.
May 20, 2021
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has postponed the issuance of a verdict regarding a lawsuit against the government over the alarming levels of air pollution that regularly b
May 19, 2021
Reuters – Born and raised in the bustling megacity of Jakarta, Indonesia's densely populated, traffic-choked capital, environmentalist Khalisah Khalid has long anguished over the city's
May 18, 2021
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Environmental destruction has put people living around Indonesia's largest lake at serious risk of natural disaster, Catholic and other Christian churches have w
May 16, 2021
Divya Karyza, Jakarta – The Big Durian has been ranked as the world's most environmentally vulnerable metropolitan, as climate change, pollution, heatwaves, earthquakes and flooding are
May 14, 2021
Jakarta – Severe air pollutions, seismic threats, and perennial floodings have put Indonesia's capital Jakarta at the top of a list of cities threatened by environmental risks, accordin
May 11, 2021
Jakarta – At least seven people were killed and one reported missing after a landslide at a West Sumatra gold mine, authorities said Tuesday.Torrential rains triggered a landslide on Mo
May 8, 2021
May 5, 2021
Ebed de Rosary, Kupang, Indonesia – In Indonesia's arid, southern East Nusa Tenggara province, clean water is hard to come by.
May 4, 2021
Nivell Rayda, Jakarta – Despite obvious signs that a powerful cyclone was brewing, life carried on as usual in the Indonesian province of East Nusa Tenggara last month.
April 30, 2021
Landslides have killed at least three people at a Chinese-backed power plant on North Sumatra, the disaster agency said Friday, with fears that the toll would rise.
April 27, 2021
Bali province only has nine active tsunami warning sirens, an official said, despite 153 villages being identified as high-risk areas for the disaster, thus revealing the notable lack i
April 23, 2021
Johnny Blades – Indonesia's president says greenhouse gas reduction commitments by developed countries powers must be credible if developing countries are to follow suit.
Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has criticised a speech given by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo at the Leaders Summit on Climate Change on Thursday evening, A
April 19, 2021
Guteriano Neves – On April 4, Tropical Cyclone Seroja hit Timor-Leste, devastating the island nation and resulting in the worst floods in 48 years.
April 15, 2021
Felicity James – Fernanda Borges remembers Australia assisting Timor-Leste when the tiny country was struggling with violence after its independence vote.
April 14, 2021
Stephen Dziedzic – Labor is ramping up pressure on the federal government to send military helicopters to Timor-Leste, which is struggling to provide aid to remote communities devastate
April 12, 2021
Some residents across Indonesia's East Java province spent a second evening yesterday in public halls, temporary shelters, verandas and tents following a deadly quake that rocked Java I
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has promised to relocate and build new homes for victims of floods and landslides that struck Catholic-majority East Nusa Tengga