Indonesia

Woman and child in an earthquake-damaged market in Padang, Indonesia, 2013.

A microatoll near Belitung Island in Indonesia, 2011.

Tsunami aftermath in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, 2005.

Damaged properties caused by 2009 Padang earthquake, Indonesia.

What's Going On Under Bali?

The tectonically sleepy, yet very populated island of Bali was shaken on Wednesday morning (22 March 2017) by a magnitude-5.5 earthquake. Located 2 kilometres (km) northeast of Banjar Pasekan in southeastern Bali, the morning quake shook the area. But, because of its 118 km-depth, it did not cause major damage or any casualties.

Coping with an Earthquake: the First Days of a Long Journey

At just past five o'clock in the morning on 7 December 2016, a damaging earthquake struck Aceh, Indonesia. Damage was most severe in Pidie Jaya and neighbouring Pidie and Biruen Regencies, located east of the provincial capital of Banda Aceh. Extensive building damage tragically led to the loss of more than 100 lives. More than 80,000 people are displaced, unable to return because of destroyed or damaged buildings.

Junk Food Demand Fuels Massive Deforestation in S.E. Asia, S. America

Edible vegetable oil, produced from oil palm and soybeans, is a key ingredient in junk food like chips and ice cream. Although these foods have little to no nutritional value, global consumption is on the rise, resulting in an increase in demand for vegetable oil. This has become a serious issue because large areas of land in Southeast Asia and South America have to be cleared to make way for oil palm and soybean crops.

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