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It’s Settled: Indonesia Moves Capital City

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Jakarta is overcrowded and sinking into the sea Indonesian President Joko Widodo has approved a long-term plan for the...
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Thailand is finally starting to tackle its plastic garbage problem and will ban three types of plastic by...
No more “foreign garbage” imports to Thailand

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Thailand will ban imports of 432 types of scrap electronics within six months, an Environment Ministry official said on August 16, the latest country...
Malaysia prepares nationwide ban of plastic bags

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The Malaysian government plans to introduce a nationwide ban of plastic bags within a year, preceded by an awareness campaign to “educate” the population...
Kenya could show Thailand how to tackle its plastic trash problem

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The East African nation of Kenya has the potential to become a role model for Thailand when it comes to curb the exorbitant use...
Philippine riot police to close off Boracay island for clean-up

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The Philippines will deploy hundreds of riot police to holiday island Boracay to keep travelers and tourists out and head off potential protests ahead...
Boracay island closes for tourists for six-months clean-up

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte finally approved the suggested closure of the popular holiday island of Boracay in the central Philippines for tourists over six...
Pollution off Bali’s lovely holiday coast exposed: A sea of plastic (video)

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A British diver has captured horrifying footage of plastic pollution while swimming in coastal waters near Bali. On March 3, Rich Horner posted a...
Profit vs. environment: Top Southeast Asia beaches close for clean-up

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Pollution, inadequate infrastructure and mass tourism are taking their toll on two of Southeast Asia’s most popular beach destinations, Boracay in the Philippines and...
Cambodia to introduce charges for plastic bags

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In what could be a role model for other Southeast Asian countries, most of all Thailand, supermarket shoppers in Cambodia by law may soon...
Duterte clashes with Jeepney drivers, but “open for dialogue”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte at first reacted angrily to the two-day strike of public transport workers across the country on October 16 and 17,...
Forest fires cost Indonesia $16 billion, contribute to climate change

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Forest fires in Indonesia last year cost the country at least $16 billion in economic losses, equivalent to 1.9 per cent of its GDP,...
Citarum: Possibly the world’s most polluted river

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Jammed with endless amounts of trash, hazardous waste, and human excrement, lays the world’s most polluted river in West Java, Indonesia, known as the...
Air pollution disaster: The Blaze Haze Trail

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In the past four days, Malaysia and Singapore have been covered with a thick blanket of smog not seen in 16 years. The below...
Haze crisis: ‘Singapore behaves like a child’, says Jakarta

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Severe haze from raging forest fires on Sumatra island have not only put smog levels in Singapore to hazardous all-time highs but now also...