Sep 28, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Environment

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

Tangguh goes onstream

BP’s massive LNG project is due to begin operations in late 2008, despite social and environmental costs

Torture in Papua

Human rights groups report on abuses

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

Blaming the messenger

Indonesia’s tangled public information laws are keeping the press in check

Trouble in Paradise

A land conflict on the tourist island of Gili Trawangan dates back decades

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

Bali'€™s wild side

Managing conservation, tourism and the needs of local communities in Bali Barat National Park

Voices from the muddy void

Living with the Lapindo disaster

Miracle solution or imminent disaster?

Jatropha biofuel production in Sumba, East Nusa Tenggara

Sand rafts - a photo essay

Along the Opak River in Pundong, near Bantul, Yogyakarta, locals trade their sweat for a pile of sand.

Singapore, not sawit

Tourism campaigns in East Kalimantan fall short of provincial middle class aspirations.

Food for the future

Organic farming takes root in post-bomb Bali

Eco-tourism for whom?

Bunaken National Marine Park is promoted as an ideal mix of tourism and conservation, but not all local people agree.

Postcards from a wasteland

Despite being a scene of destruction and heartache, there is a strange beauty in the new landscape created in the wake of the Sidoarjo mud disaster.

Un-natural disaster

An unstoppable flow of mud from an explosion in a gas well in Sidoarjo, East Java, has unleashed a plethora of political issues.

Festival Mata Air

A community takes a fresh look at water

Bali'€™s climate conference

Rich countries should pay big bucks to reduce emissions in the developing world

Politics and peat: The One million hectare sawah project

Burgeoning industrial areas in Java have eaten up Indonesian self-sufficiency in rice production. To compensate, an area of peat swamp in Kalimantan a third the size of the Netherlands is being converted to rice land. IRIP NEWS SERVICE investigates.

Ecotourism: can it save the orangutans?

RACHEL DREWRY investigates ecotourism as a conservation tool.

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