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  • Indonesian Journalists Gain New Understanding on How to Cover Climate Changes Impact on Coffee

    December 06, 2019 clip Ekuatorial

    New research and experts have explain how climate change is threatening worldwide coffee production, including in Indonesia, where domestic coffee consumption is rising. But as the coffee downstream market in the country blooms, the upstream is confronting new challenges. More farmers are reporting a decline in harvest volumes and have expressed concerns for their future.

  • Riau’s Annual Fire and Smoke Calamity

    October 22, 2019 clip Ekuatorial

    Riau has announced state of emergency since February 19, 2019 while all schools in Pekanbaru have been closed since September 11, 2019, due to worsening air pollution that have reached unhealthy levels. While the Riau Regional Disaster Management Agency noted, for the period from January 1 to October 6, 2019, the total area of ​​land burned in Riau had reached 9,120.5 hectares.

  • Deforestation in Halmahera Paves Way for Palm Oil Industry

    October 11, 2019

    The expansion of private oil palm plantation in Gane Dalam, Halmahera is inevitable. Some residents choose to stay on the remaining land they have. Some of them sold their land and become labourers on the plantation. While environmentalists ask the government to review permits and policies that are deemed as not in favour of the local community.

  • Jakarta Citizens Take Legal Action on Pollution

    May 17, 2019

    A 2017 report by Environmental Science and Technology says coal-fired power plants are key source to adverse health impacts from air pollution while a 2018 AirVisual IQ report shows Jakarta has the worst air pollution of any city in Southeast Asia.

  • Environmental Reporters Face Increasing Threats

    May 08, 2019

    Several key issues in digital and physical safety and security were raised during a regional workshop that brings together environmental journalists from Asia and the Pacific. They also shared individual and organisational experiences in dealing with increasing threats.


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