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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Business, Economics and Jobs

Jakarta report

Indonesians are struggling to pay for basic food items and although the government is trying to control prices, the effort is not easing the pain for Indonesia's poor, as Rebecca Henschke reports from Jakarta.

Environment

Indonesia's vanishing rice farms

Rice paddies across Asia are being replaced by golf courses and luxury hotels and workers are leaving the fields for factory jobs, as Rebecca Henschke reports on an endangered species - the rice farmers of Indonesia.

Environment

Komodo dragons attack

Lisa Mullins speaks with Wall Street Journal correspondent Yaroslav Trofimov about a rising number of attacks by Komodo dragons on villagers in Indonesia. The villagers blame environmental efforts to protect the dragons.

Environment

Geo quiz and answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is located on the north coast of New Guinea. Jayapura is the capital of the Indonesian province of Papua. Anchor Marco Werman hears from journalist Danna Harman, who recently returned from a trek deep into Papua's rainforests.

Environment

Geo answer

For our Geo Quiz today, we're looking for the largest -- and northernmost -- island in the Indonesian archipelago. The answer is Sumatra. Anna Sussman reports that the rush for environmentally-friendly fuel is having a devastating impact on the island's endangered orangutans.

Environment

Surviving the tsunami

Four years ago, a deadly tsunami struck Indonesia, killing more than 200,000 people. Hardest hit was the province of Aceh. Reporter Jocelyn Ford revisits the area and updates us on what life is like today, especially for one survivor.

Environment

Aceh's orphans

Today marks the fourth anniversary of the tsunami that roared across the Indian ocean. Donations have generously helped survivors there -- including in Aceh -- but the neediest children in Aceh these days are NOT tsunami survivors. The World reports.