Indonesia’s capital is sinking, polluted and now moving

Indonesia's capital is sinking, polluted and moving now

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea. Now the government is leaving, and moving the country’s capital to the island of Borneo. President Joko Widodo envisions the construction of a new capital as a panacea for the problems plaguing Jakarta, reducing its population while … Read more

Indonesia’s capital is sinking, polluted and moving now

Indonesia's capital is sinking, polluted and moving now

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and sinking rapidly into the Java Sea. Now the government is leaving and moving the country’s capital to the island of Borneo. President Joko Widodo sees building a new capital as a panacea for the problems plaguing Jakarta, reducing its population while allowing the … Read more

Indonesia’s 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate – study

Indonesia's 2019 wildfire destruction far worse than official estimate - study

A motorcyclist rides on a road through land destroyed by forest fires near Banjarmasin in South Kalimantan province, Indonesia, September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Earth scorched in 2019, fires were recorded almost twice officially – study Study shows deforestation rate slows in 2017-2020 Indonesia says it … Read more