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.
Salafism is visibly on the rise in middle-class Jakarta suburbs, and one reason is that it directly reaches them through radio and TV stations like Radio Rodja in Bogor.
On the ground with Krithika Varagur on the Indonesian island of Lombok, home to "shimmering light."
Women workers on Indonesia's oil palm plantations face significant health risks.
The Indonesian resort island of Batam has become a hotspot for Southeast Asian Salafis, who practice a fundamentalist form of Sunni Islam with roots in Saudi Arabia.
The once-pristine Citarum is among the world's worst polluted rivers, spoiled by decades of unregulated dumping of chemical waste by hundreds of textile mills and industrial factories.
King Salman's historic visit to Indonesia is the culmination of a 37-year-long Saudi campaign for cultural influence in the world's largest Muslim nation.