Activists accuse the government of lack of transparency on the real extent of damaged peatlands that need to be restored to avoid a repeat of the 2015 haze crisis, now that fires are flaring up once again in Indonesia's forests.
Arjuna Dibley –
As the world meets at COP24 in Poland—itself led by a populist government—people who care about achieving the Paris Agreement goal should push for new strategies to reduce emissions in countries headed by populist leaders.
Sharon Salim –
The dead whale, found with 5.9 kg of plastic in its stomach, is a wakeup call for the damage plastic pollution is doing to our oceans and marine life. It also shows us that plastic pollution is a transboundary problem that all countries share.
Some of climate change’s effects such as floods and fires are easy to see and to fear, but the destruction of the intangible can be just as devastating, writes Anastasia Riehl from Queen's University, Ontario.
Robin Hicks –
The ad, which was made by Greenpeace and rebadged by Iceland, was blocked from airing on television by the UK's ad watchdog because it broke rules on political advertising. Iceland says it is not anti-palm oil, 'we are anti-deforestation.'
The sea of green on the Kampar Peninsula is one of last large intact lowland peatland forests of Sumatra. Five years ago, Restorasi Ekosistem Riau was established to ensure the biodiversity and the livelihoods it supports are protected and restored.
Large-scale, human-induced landscape fires in Indonesia have been making headlines since the early 1980s. The impact of these fires is noticeable at the domestic, regional and global spheres in the ...