Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission or Komnas HAM called on the Indonesian government to immediately take action on the fate of citizens at the Immigration D
Environment & Natural Disasters
June 29, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Jakarta's recent episode of world-beating air pollution has highlighted what activists describe as belligerent inaction by the Indonesian government to add
June 23, 2022
Jakarta (Antara) – As the capital city of Jakarta celebrates its 495th anniversary, the University of Indonesia (UI) student executive body (BEM) reminded the public that the city still
Jakarta – The Jakarta Environment Office has urged Jakarta residents to wear masks, especially when venturing outside their homes, as part of anticipatory measures against the recent de
June 21, 2022
Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the presence of 21 coal fired power stations (PLTU) in nearby Banten province is contributing to the poor air quality in Jakar
Annisa Mu'awanah Sukmawati and Puji Utomo (360info), Yogyakarta – Indonesia holds 6 percent of the world's water potential – fresh water that can be used directly for daily human needs.
June 20, 2022
Jakarta (Antara) – The latest data from IQAir, an international apex body monitoring air quality, has ranked the capital city of Jakarta as the most polluted city in the world by scorin
Say goodbye to the pandemic lull and hello to the fine particulates we get to inhale in Jakarta as life all but returns to full swing in the capital.
June 15, 2022
Nadiyah Dzakirah, Td, Jakarta – Environmental activists on Wednesday, June 15, rallied in front of the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE), calling for a halt to the production of pla
May 24, 2022
May 19, 2022
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The alert level for North Sumatra's Mount Sinabung has been lowered from siaga (watch), or level three of the country's four-tiered alert system, to level two,
May 9, 2022
Yudha Baskoro, Jakarta – Dust and coal ash are polluting the low-cost apartment complex of Rusunawa Marunda in Cilincing, North Jakarta.
Desi Purnamawati, Resinta S, Jakarta – The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) reminded the public to be aware of hot temperatures during the daytime until mid-May 20
Zacharias Wuragil, Jakarta – Two regions in Indonesia in the first seven days of May recorded the highest air temperatures that measuring up to 36.1 degrees celsius, which the Meteorolo
May 3, 2022
Basten Gokkon, West Yensawai, Indonesia – Linani Arifin says she never thought the flapping seagrass growing along the beach in her hometown in Indonesia's Raja Ampat archipelago would
April 26, 2022
Jakarta – Indonesia raised the alert status for the offspring of the infamous Krakatau volcano to its second highest level on Monday, a day after it erupted and spewed a towering ash cl
April 22, 2022
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Primary school students in Indonesia are taught that the country has something significant, a tropical glacier in Papua's Jayawijaya mountains which is the only
April 15, 2022
Basten Gokkon, Jakarta – Indonesia, a top greenhouse gas emitter, will need far more than the international funding it has already been promised if it's to achieve its carbon reduction
April 14, 2022
Maria Fransisca Lahur, Jakarta – An environmental community that is concerned about air quality Bicara Udara discovered microplastics in the air that Jakartans breathe.
April 7, 2022
Gafar Abdullah, Sumenep, Indonesia – A coal barge that ran aground in the sea off the Indonesian island of Java remains stuck there, having already spilled much of its cargo and disrupt
April 3, 2022
In April last year, heavy rainfalls from Cyclone Seroja caused flash flooding and landslides across Timor-Leste, destroying tens of thousands of homes and killing 48 people, with 14 sti
March 30, 2022
Ahmad Fikri, Bandung – West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil inaugurated reinvented toilet dubbed Torang (toilet daur ulang) that is developed near Citarum River, in Pasirluyu, Bandung City.
March 25, 2022
Rimar Andhika, Jakarta – One of Indonesia's most famous mountain peaks will lose its snow soon according to Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological, and Geophysical Agency (BMKG).
March 18, 2022
Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesia's weather agency said on Friday (March 18) rainfall in the resource-rich country will normalise this year after a wet 2021, but the dry season will start l
March 10, 2022
Yogyakarta – Mount Merapi unleashed a torrent of hot clouds, turning the sky a fiery red, as molten lava flowed down its slopes on Thursday with the eruption forcing over 250 people to
March 2, 2022
Joniansyah (Contributor), Jakarta – Floods hit 12 sub-districts and 22 villages of Banten Province following extreme rainfall on Monday night, Feb.
Antara, Jakarta – The Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency of Pamekasan, East Java, confirmed that 6,329 families were evacuated after floods hit the regency on Tuesday morning, March 1.
March 1, 2022
Jakarta – The Tangerang city government is gearing up to build a waste-to-energy plant, as the project saw positive responses from various stakeholders.
February 28, 2022
Rescuers on Indonesia's Sumatra island have retrieved more bodies after a strong earthquake two days ago, raising the death toll to 11 while another 400 were injured and thousands displ
February 27, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – A flood triggered by incessant heavy rains over the last two days displaced hundreds of residents of Alue Ie Mirah Village, Indra Makmur Sub-district, East Aceh Distri
February 26, 2022
Padang, West Sumatra – Rescue teams in West Sumatra were searching Saturday for six people still missing after a strong earthquake rocked the island a day earlier, killing at least eigh
February 25, 2022
Jakarta – A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck inland near the western coast of Sumatra on Friday, killing at least two people and causing tremors that were felt in neighboring Singapore a
February 11, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia recently expressed its optimism that it would achieve its goal of 32.5 million hectares of marine protected areas by 2030.
February 5, 2022
Pamela Nilan and Gregorius Ragil Wibawanto – Our study of young environmental activists in Indonesia found that Muslim youth activists based their environmentalism firmly on their knowl
February 1, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (WALHI) has called for a more comprehensive policy involving various aspects for mitigation and adaptation to address the impa
January 27, 2022
Dili – The cost of recovery from the severe damage caused by Tropical Cyclone Seroja in East Timor in April 2021 could exceed US$420 million, but rebuilding offers the opportunity for s
January 19, 2022
Moh Khory Alfarizi, Jakarta – The 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia's Banten Province on January 14 damaged 3,078 houses.
Dewa W, Kenzu T, Jakarta – At least 815 West Jakarta residents were evacuated after their houses were inundated by floodwaters reaching a height of up to one meter, the Jakarta Disaster
January 18, 2022
Quah Say Jye – Southeast Asia is especially exposed to the deluge of consequences that climate change brings.
January 15, 2022
A Muh Ibnu Aqil, Jakarta – Hundreds of buildings, including houses, places of worships and community health centers (Puskesmas), were damaged in a 6.6 magnitude earthquake that struck t
Ben Doherty – The oil came without warning.
January 14, 2022
Kiki Siregar, Jakarta – Thousands of fish have died in the past few weeks in Indonesia's Lake Maninjau, West Sumatra, highlighting both the environmental as well as human factors in con
January 13, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Severe floodings of up to three meters in Banjar Regency, South Kalimantan Province, submerged at least 2,008 houses on Wednesday, Jan. 12.
January 12, 2022
Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Environmental activists have cautiously welcomed the Indonesian government's move to revoke hundreds of permits for logging, plantations and mines, calling
January 11, 2022
Khaerul Izan, Fardah, Cirebon, West Java – Floods inundated 698 houses in two villages in Cirebon District, West Java Province, according to the Regional Disaster Mitigation Office (BPB
Warief Djajanto Basorie – Recovering Together, Recovering Stronger.
January 10, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – At least 440 houses in Jember Regency, East Java were inundated following flash floods that hit the area on Sunday afternoon, Jan. 9.
Mathias Hariyadi, Jakarta – At least eight people have died in the heavy floods that have hit Jayapura, capital of the province of Papua, in the far east of the Indonesian archipelago.
Jayapura, Jubi – A thunderstorm hit Jayapura City and its surrounding areas from Wednesday to Friday, 5-7 January, 2022, causing a number of places in Jayapura to be inundated by floods