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Indonesia

Risky Crossing: The Perils of Climate Migration

A worsening climate is destroying how people farm, fish, and forage across Asia. No longer able to scratch a living from the land, the continent’s poorest are increasingly seeking work abroad — and finding themselves ever more vulnerable to the dangers that follow.

The Coming Coconut Crisis

While coconut farming presents several environmental advantages in comparison to palm farming, coconut farmers in the Philippines and Indonesia face production and financial barriers to producing the crop.

Finding Love and Jihad

Many women are radicalized on Facebook, and an expert says they are now a permanent part of the jihadi structure.

Supertrees: Meet Indonesia’s Carbon Guardian

Indonesia’s mangroves are an incredibly effective tool against climate change — but they’re being cut down to grow shrimp and palm oil for you.

These 3 Supertrees Can Protect Us From Climate Collapse

Meet the trees, get to know their superpowers, and learn how scientists are trying to protect them.

Saving Siberut Island

Siberut Island is a unique island of Mentawai Islands, in the western of Sumatera Island, Indonesia. Siberut Island is the home of four endemic primates. The Siberut forest is under threat from a 49,440 hectares timber consession, a company-owned 19,876 hectares forest plantation, and 2,600 hectares of land and forest will be developed as a special touristic area.

Carbon Chronicles

With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.

Life After Jihad

What happens to the children of suicide bombers and those injured in attacks?

Mist and Mystery: Borneo's Vanishing Landscape

Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.

Can Palm Oil Ever Be Grown Sustainably?

Palm oil—a product that appears in candy bars, cereal, and cosmetics—is a product the world needs. But can it be produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner?

The Great Land Rush

A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.

Environmental Martyrs

Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.

Meet the Journalist: Krithika Varagur

Learn more about Krithika Varagur's reporting project on Salafism in Southeast Asia and how Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries have systematically spread Salafi Islam, an austere strain of Sunni Islam.

The World's Most Toxic Places

This week: unregulated textile factories across Asia, a Somali migrant profiled, Jon Sawyer and Marvin Kalb dissect Trump and the media.

Debating the Global Land Rush

Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.

Pedestrian Safety

Students investigate educational resources about the safety of pedestrians in developing countries and design mock letters to politicians in charge of roads in a developing country.

Understanding the Zika Virus

Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.