Tidal floods continue to surround Semarang due to land subsidence, worsened by sea level rise.
Adi Renaldi is a Jakarta-based multimedia journalist and currently an In-depth editor/journalist at Tirto.ID. Prior to this, he was a staff writer at VICE Indonesia for four years, where he produced long-form journalism ranging from religious extremism, environment, to culture. He has contributed to the Washington Post, Rest of World, Nikkei Asia, the Jakarta Post, NPR, China Dialogue, Mongabay, Coconuts Jakarta, New Naratif, and Asia Democracy Chronicles, among others.
Pollution and foreign debt: Indonesia’s unhealthy addiction to coal
This story was first published by China Dialogue on 14 April 2021. Over the years, married couple Edi Suriana and Masitah have grown accustomed to the great smokestacks that emit a constant plume of thick smog a few hundred metres from their home. The stacks belong to the Suralaya coal plant on the westernmost edge of the […]
Down and out in Bandung’s dollar city
In the 1960s, Indonesia’s Bandung experienced a textile boom that brought prosperity and jobs to the area. Today, locals complain of endemic pollution and health problems linked to unscrupulous factories dumping their waste in the city’s waterways.
Fear and loathing at Citarum’s pollution ground zero
Chemical pollution, siltation and agriculture waste have made West Java’s longest river one of the world’s dirtiest. Those working on its banks say efforts are being made to clean it up. But will they turn the tide?