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Expansion of Odd-Even Policy Reduces Air Pollution in Jakarta

Head of Jakarta Environment Department Isnawa Adji claimed the air quality in Jakarta has improved after the expansion of odd-even policy since July 2. “In general, all parameters of air quality in Jakarta are still below the quality standard. But … Continue reading

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Smoke from El Niño fires subdued dawn chorus in Singapore

In 2015 the El Niño drought brought severe fires to Indonesia’s forests and peatlands. The resulting air pollution spread across much of Southeast Asia. Now a study has linked the haze to changes in the dawn chorus some 300 km … Continue reading

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Jakarta enforces odd-even traffic policy to counter jams

Officials aim to cut traffic coming into the city by 25 percent by the move. Jakarta officials have introduced a rush-hour odd-even traffic control system on Jakarta-Cikampek Toll Road, the main toll road leading into the city, in order to … Continue reading

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Satellite images show extent of air pollution worldwide

Images taken by a new European satellite show the levels and distribution of air pollutants around the world, including ash spewing from a volcano in Indonesia. The European Space Agency released images Friday made by its Sentinel-5P satellite that show … Continue reading

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Forest fires hit Indonesia, as scientists warn blazes are ‘new normal’

Forest fires are once again sweeping across Indonesia, with academics warning that the blazes, which have become an annual event since the mid-1990s, have become the “new normal”. So far five Indonesian provinces have declared emergencies as result of forest fires, according … Continue reading

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Cibubur has worst air pollution in Greater Jakarta 

Despite lots of vegetation, Cibubur in East Jakarta is the area with the most polluted air in Greater Jakarta, new data reveal. Greenpeace Indonesia’s climate and energy campaigner, Bondan Andriyanu, said that the fine particulate matter air pollutant, better known … Continue reading

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100,000 may have died but there is still no justice over Indonesian air pollution 

It started with a mild cough. Muhanum Anggriawati was just 12 years old when the cough began, transforming within weeks into a violent hacking that brought up a yellowish-black liquid. At the end of last year, her father told an … Continue reading

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Jakarta unmoved by worsening air quality 

More and more Jakartans are using face masks on public transportation and motorcycles and while walking on the streets. Just like in many other cities of developing countries, people in Jakarta are being exposed to worsening air quality. But the … Continue reading

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