This small island offers big lessons on clean power

February 12, 2016 by  
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The Indonesian island Sumba is working to provide 100 percent renewable electricity to all 650,000 residents by 2025.

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Giant ‘chicken church’ roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

July 22, 2015 by  
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Deep in the Indonesian jungle, a giant chicken roosts atop a hill. But this huge bird doesn’t peck at the ground or lay eggs. The enormous chicken-shaped building was hatched by a Jakarta man who claims God sent him a message in a dream, telling him to build a prayer house shaped like a bird. Daniel Alamsjan did what any devout Christian would do and set out to build a giant church-like building that resembles a chicken. Read the rest of Giant ‘chicken church’ roosts atop a hill in the Indonesian jungle

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Terrifying new report by James Hansen and leading climate scientists shows coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

July 22, 2015 by  
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A new study penned by 17 of the world’s top climate change experts suggests rates of glacial melt have been drastically underestimated and, with this new information, sea levels are projected to rise as much as 10 feet within the next 50 years. This would have an undeniable and irreversible effect on coastal cities like New York and Miami, where large numbers of people reside in the very areas that could be underwater within just a few decades. Read the rest of Terrifying new report by James Hansen and leading climate scientists shows coastal cities will soon be uninhabitable

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Asia Pulp & Paper commits to end Indonesian rainforest destruction

February 6, 2013 by  
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Greenpeace welcomes a new “Forest Conservation Policy” as major breakthrough for the controversial company.

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Debate Over Plantations in Degraded Forests Bog Down Indonesia Anti-Deforestation Plans

April 27, 2011 by  
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If you’re following how Indonesia’s plans to stop deforestation have essentially halted , The Investigative Fund has some good background: The central hang-up within the Indonesian government is whether or not industrial-scale plantations should be allowed on lands that have been partially degraded. The Indonesia government wants to boost oil palm and acacia production in order to increase GDP w..

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Colorful Indonesian Clinic and Library Made from Shipping Containers

December 29, 2010 by  
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Shipping containers are sturdy, versatile structures that have traveled the world over the course of their lifespans. The Contertainer is a poly-clinic and public library designed by Indonesian firm, dpavilion architects , that repurposes these adventurous vessels to house books, which serve as “windows” to the world at large. The name for the health clinic and public library is an amalgam of two words: container and entertainer, which reflects its goal of providing a better quality of living for those who have little money.

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Top 6 Green Technology Stories of 2010 – Vote for Your Favorite!

December 29, 2010 by  
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Green technology has moved far beyond solar panels over the past decade, and the breakthroughs we’ve seen just over the last year have been nothing short of amazing.

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Protesting Orangutans Invade Nestle Shareholders’ Meeting

April 17, 2010 by  
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Photo: Herbi Ditl (Flickr) Thanks to a tough gorilla marketing campaign and unrelenting online social media protests, the recent Nestle-vs-Greenpeace firestorm is getting interesting, with Nestle backpedaling, fast. Nestle’s latest public relations disaster over its use of unsustainable palm oil in its candy bars – sourced from rapidly-disappearing Indonesian rainforests – took a strange turn t… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Willie Smits on Regrowing the Indonesian Rainforest and Harvesting Biofuels

January 8, 2010 by  
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Image: Casajuntoalrio Willie Smits long ago abandoned the customary role of the microbiologist. After working in the Indonesian rainforest for three decades (and marrying a tribal queen), he has taken it upon himself to regrow the delicate ecosystems ravaged by ruthless forestry , and …

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The Iron Curtain Stopped Invasive Species

January 8, 2010 by  
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Image credit: duluoz cats /Flickr At the end of Word War II, the proverbial “Iron Curtain” fell between Western Europe and the Soviet Union. The barrier, which was as much a real obstacle—defended by soldiers and tanks—as it was a symbolic divide, prevented travel, trade, and communication between the two halves of the continent

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