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Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, is sinking into the sea. Can it be saved?

Parts of Jakarta, the world’s second-biggest metropolis, are falling at unprecedented speed. The longshot fix rests with Anthoni Salim.
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Improving public transport has helped Jakarta tackle climate change

In improving the public transport system in Indonesia's capital Jakarta, its leaders have also sought to address climate change by encouraging residents to ditch their vehicles.
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Trial of palm oil tycoon Surya Darmadi begins in Jakarta

Palm oil tycoon Surya Darmadi began trial in Jakarta on Thursday over an alleged corruption scheme that deforested tens of thousands of hectares on the island of Sumatra.

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Indonesian capital Jakarta struggles as climate change disrupts water balance

Jakartans - especially those living in areas unreached by the city’s pipe network - are still struggling to access clean potable water as scientists predict that climate change will disrupt water balance and a harsher El Niño can potentially spell problems for the city’s water resources.
Indonesia's giant capital city is sinking. Can the government's plan save it?

Indonesia's giant capital city is sinking. Can the government's plan save it?

Indonesia has grand plans for Jakarta—a new capital on Borneo, a giant bird-shaped sea wall to protect Jakarta itself—but they don’t solve the underlying problem.
Report: Houston is one of the fastest sinking cities on Earth, could 'disappear'
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Report: Houston is one of the fastest sinking cities on Earth, could 'disappear'

Houston is sinking at a rate faster than the rise of sea levels, which could lead to the...
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The woman at the eye of the storm of Asia’s climate risk

Jakarta is sinking by around 12 centimetres every year. Singapore is heating up at double the global average. Manila is facing a spike in deadly typhoons. And Bangkok is on track to be under water by the middle of the century.
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