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Local businesses get help kicking their plastic habit

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Local businesses get help kicking their plastic habit

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The resort island of Bali produces 890 metric tons of garbage every day. Imagine five blue whales or 222 elephants of pure trash washing up on the shores of Bali every 24 hours. But rather than throw up their han...

Indonesian Twins,Separated At Birth, Reunite In Sweden

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Indonesian Twins,Separated At Birth, Reunite In Sweden

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This story sounds like a movie script, but it"s not. Two Indonesian sisters -- twins -- separated at birth, found each nearly 30 years later, only to discover that they lived no more than 25 miles apart in South Sw...

Asia Pulp & Paper to undertake human rights audit

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Asia Pulp & Paper to undertake human rights audit

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Paper products giant Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) will undertake a human rights audit across its Indonesian operations. The move, which APP says is an acknowledgment of a recent United Nations call for the global p...

Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

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Car-Free Sundays Give Glimpse of Jakarta’s Potential

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Most days the main thoroughfare in central Jakarta is noisy, polluted and congested with cars and motorcycles. But two Sundays a month, people-powered vehicles own the road.  A program called Car-Free Sunday is gro...

Palm oil deal aims to save forests and carbon

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Palm oil deal aims to save forests and carbon

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A major palm oil producer is joining forces with environmental campaigners in a bid to ramp up forest protection. The giant Indonesian company Golden Agri-Resources (GAR) has agreed to work within new standards aime...

Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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Climate talks agree to pay to protect forests

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A new climate change deal reached in Mexico has set up a global framework to pay to protect rainforests vital to the ecosystem, but held off on the controversial introduction of a market role. The deal aims to help...

Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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Indonesia, Malaysia To Cooperate In Tackling Illegal Logging

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JAKARTA, Oct 19 (Bernama) -- Indonesia is ready to have talks with Malaysia on bilateral trade in timber amid increased allegations that the neigbouring state had been receiving Indonesian timber from illegal logg...