Short news from Indonesia.
Indonesia's capital is already below sea level and is sinking 25 centimetres per year in some places. One reason for this is the illegal wells from which many of the 30 million people supply themselves with water. Jakarta's Committee for sustainable coastal management has developed solutions to this problem: Water collection facilities, stricter monitoring of groundwater use and wastewater use.
Too much rubbish for a few islands: The Maldives don't know how to get rid of their waste. more
Demographic change, global warming or securing the world's food supply: we are facing a multitude of hurdles. What solutions will science dream up? A photographic survey. more
Climate change has a particular impact on developing island nations like Mauritius. more
Short news from Kenya. more
Politicians and companies like to urge people to do their bit to help the environment, creating a smokescreen for their own failure to act. more
When I first travelled to Lake Urmia in the northwest of Iran, I was shocked: Where only a few years ago children from the surrounding area learned to swim, today lies a salt desert. more