Deforestation in Indonesia is responsible for much of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. Indonesia's failure to slow the destruction could impact global warming. Michael Novacek of the American Museum of Natural History discusses the acute problem of deforestation in Indonesia.
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Residents of the Indonesian island of Flores are among the world's whalers. However, plans for a new marine sanctuary may put an end to a way of life going back 500 years. Daljit Dhaliwal talks about the fate of the whales with Michael Novacek.
Correspondent and producer Jamilla Trindle reports from Indonesia, where fundamentalists are posing new challenges to the democratically-elected government and to members of minority religious groups.
At least 715 people are confirmed dead after a 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and the government says thousands more may still be trapped under the rubble. Rescue workers are trying to cope.
Worldfocus contributing blogger Jonas Parello-Plesner, a senior advisor with the Danish government on Asian affairs, discusses the rise of "KIA" -- a new acronym for Asia’s middle powers: (K)orea, (I)ndonesia, and (A)ustralia.
Indonesian workers on the island of Java brave harsh conditions to mine sulfur, an essential mineral used in items that many people take for granted, like fertilizers, insecticides, gunpowder and matches.
On Wednesday, Indonesia -- the world’s third-largest democracy -- went to the polls in its second direct election. Indonesia had long suffered at the hands of dictators, but is now setting an example of stability in an otherwise chaotic region. A Worldfocus contributing blogger in Indonesia describes the mood on election day.
From Europe to Latin America, voters elected new leaders and governments during the last few months. Here is a roundup of the newly-elected governments with reactions from bloggers on the ground.
Campaigns are heating up as Indonesia approaches parliamentary elections on April 9. A Worldfocus contributing blogger writes about how election season is shaping up in Dolly, a district of Indonesia known for prostitution. He describes a vigorous debate between women in an overcrowded café.