One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of its moisture. Now, the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing their boggy nature—and enjoying the pasta.
One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of their moisture. Now the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing rather than fighting their boggy nature.
Palm oil is a multibillion-dollar industry for Indonesia. But the people responsible for its production are not the ones reaping the riches.
The peat swamp forests of Borneo are the site of a failed agricultural experiment. As indigenous people lost their livelihood, carbon poured into the atmosphere.
How do Muslim-majority countries incorporate Islam into their foreign policies? Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderates a discussion at the Brookings Institution to discuss this issue.
Climate change is forcing people in rural Indonesia to move abroad to Malaysia, a top destination for Indonesian migrant workers. However, global warming is causing another problem for Indonesia — human trafficking.
Palm oil is used in food and cosmetics, and palm plantations are a major agricultural activity in Indonesia. Yet it is having a negative environmental impact on the country.
One of Indonesia’s biggest agricultural industries is also one of its filthiest. A visit to the palm-oil plantations and the people whose lives are shaped by this demanding crop.
Indonesia's most conservative province seems to have drawn a line in the sand to protect its traditional Islamic culture from Salafi inroads.
As Indonesia’s Shia minorities face growing intolerance, Iran has provided support, while Saudi Arabia backs the Sunni majority.
Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.
How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.