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Indonesian nickel industry expands, causing deforestation

Indonesian nickel industry expands, causing deforestation

Indonesia's rapid expansion of its nickel industry, driven by demand for electric vehicle batteries, is leading to significant deforestation and environmental damage.

Victoria Milko, Ed Davey, and Camille Fassett report for The Associated Press.

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Indonesia's new president faces scrutiny over potential environmental impacts

Indonesia's new president faces scrutiny over potential environmental impacts

Amid concerns of intensified deforestation, Prabowo Subianto's election as Indonesia's president raises environmental alarms as he proposes expanding nickel mining for economic growth.

Fred Pearce reports for Yale E360.

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Indonesia's election impact on global climate

Indonesia's election impact on global climate

Indonesia's presidential election results signal a pivotal moment for global climate policy, as the presumed victory of Prabowo Subianto brings into focus the nation's complex role in balancing coal dependency with a burgeoning electric-battery industry, amidst rising concerns over environmental sustainability and human rights.

Somini Sengupta reports for The New York Times.

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Palm oil deforestation in Indonesia rises, reversing a decade-long decline

After years of decreasing deforestation rates, Indonesia's palm oil industry has seen a resurgence in forest clearing, particularly on peatlands and in Borneo and Papua.

Hans Nicholas Jong reports for Mongabay.

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Indonesian utility PLN ordered to disclose coal plants’ emissions data

There’s a long history of various government ministries simply refusing to comply with its orders for data disclosure, and it’s not clear whether PLN will buck that trend.

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Indonesia food estate threatens peatlands, with dire climate costs

Indonesia is clearing thousands of acres of carbon-dense peatland for agriculture, risking the massive release of greenhouse gases.
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Reversing progress, Indonesia pulp & paper drives up deforestation rates again

Reversing progress, Indonesia pulp & paper drives up deforestation rates again

Reversing years of progress, deforestation caused by Indonesia’s pulp and paper industry is on the rise, increasing fivefold between 2017 and 2022, according to a new analysis.

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