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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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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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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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Air pollution is damaging to mental health

Earth Day helps create awareness on how environmental issues affect us all. And one of the biggest challenges we face today is the health effects brought by airborne pollution. Every year, the region’s air is choked by the haze. The haze … Continue reading

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Haze Chokes Singapore Again as El Nino Helps Rainforest Burn

The choking haze blowing across Southeast Asia from burning rainforests in Indonesia is worsening again and may last several more weeks as an unusually strong El Nino keeps away seasonal rain that would quench the fires. Singapore’s air quality deteriorated Tuesday … Continue reading

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Which city has the world’s worst traffic jams?

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta has the world’s worst traffic jams according to a new survey by Castrol, its 2014 Magnatec Stop-Start Index. Have sympathy for the city’s drivers, who were recorded as suffering 33,240 stop-starts per year, meaning they spent 27.22% of … Continue reading

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Air pollution in city reaches alarming level

Transportation experts have called on the city administration to require all vehicles to undergo emissions tests and to campaign for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to cope with air pollution, which has reached an alarming level. Andi Rahmah … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Becomes a Major Global Killer

The economic growth that many nations in Asia and increasingly Africa have experienced over the past couple of decades has transformed hundreds of millions of lives — almost entirely for the better. But there’s a byproduct to that growth, one … Continue reading

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