Indonesia

Indonesia's double disaster exposes earthquake lessons not learned

The 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck Indonesia on Sept. 28, triggered a tsunami and extensive soil liquefaction, killing 2,073 people according to the latest official estimate. Up to 5,000 more may be missing. All the destruction and loss of life have left many wondering why Indonesia — a country prone to earthquakes — wasn't more prepared.

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Java trees

Indonesia planted millions of trees to absorb the greenhouse gases caused by the December 2007 Bali climate conference, but the nation's record on tree conservation has been dismal. Java used to be home to one of the world's oldest teak forests, but illegal logging, fires, and government mis-management have destroyed the trees.

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Green goes to the boardroom

More and more companies are finding ways to make economic growth with environmental benchmarks part of their mandates. Fred Krupp, author of 'Earth: The Sequel' and president of Environmental Defense Fund, tells host Steve Curwood, the profit motive that helped create global warming can also help solve it.

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Deforestation Nations

Cutting down trees releases CO2 and reduces the amount of CO2 absorbed from the air every year. Now, the regional leaders of some tropical and industrialized countries are finding common ground on ways to curb climate change. Living on Earth reports.

Indonesia's

Indonesia's highly-rated TV show, "Little Preachers," was inspired by "American Idol" and other reality show imports. But "Little Preachers" has a purely local twist. It pits child preachers against each other in a contest of who can deliver the best Islamic sermons.

Indonesia reconsiders Suharto

Indonesia's former dictator Suharto is still in critical condition after coming close to dying recently; the 85-year-old Suharto ruled the country for more than three decades and was responsible for many human rights abuses