The slick from state-owned energy company Pertamina has spread as far as 84 kilometres to the west. Last year, five people were already killed when oil from the firm's ruptured pipeline caught fire in Borneo.
Zafirah Zein –
Nepal, with its stunning natural beauty and rich cultural heritage, remains one of the poorest countries in Asia despite surging visitor numbers. On a recent trekking trip, Zafirah Zein witnessed the impact of tourism on its environment and people, and wonders what the future of tourism will look like in developing Asia.
Scott Wayne and Cynthia Castillejos-PetalcorinDonghyun Park –
As global tourism booms, is it becoming a victim of its own success? Not if it takes these five steps along a sustainable development path, write ADB experts Donghyun Park and Cynthia Castillejos-Petalcorin and SW Associates' Scott Wayne.
Part of an industry that produces 8 per cent of global emissions, tourism operators and destinations are oblivious to the climate risks they are buying into, writes Griffith University's Susanne Becken.
The IPCC's latest report is a frightening glimpse into a world that's 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer. But it's not time to give up, and Costa Rica is an example of how quickly we can turn the situation around if there is political willpower.
Hannah Alcoseba Fernandez –
Dr Jane Goodall, known for her pioneering study of chimpanzees nearly 60 years ago in Tanzania, continues her work to conserve nature in Africa by joining an expedition to protect the continent’s highest peak.
Medilyn Manibo –
The Tidal Lagoon Swansea Bay is looking to build a sustainable marine community that relies on tidal power for low carbon electricity, food security from aquaculture, and eco-tourism for their livelihood. Watch the video here.