Large Gold, Small Island

The gold mining license issued to Tambang Mas Sangihe for the Sangihe Islands Regency did not obtain the authorization…


Frustration over light penalties for coal mine that polluted Indonesian river

In February, a coal-slurry spill in a river in Indonesian Borneo killed thousands of fish and forced downstream…


Sungai Sidi, aliran airnya ke Sungai Malinau berubah warna, tercemar

Calls for accountability after coal-slurry spill in Indonesian river

A coal-slurry spill into a river in Indonesian Borneo has killed hundreds of fish and forced authorities to shut off…


Mangrove Marred By Mining Mud

Local communities protested against Aneka Tambang for polluting the mangrove area in Tanjung Moronopo, East Halmahera…


Anger after Indonesia offers Elon Musk Papuan island for SpaceX launchpad

Biak island residents say SpaceX launchpad would devastate island’s ecology and displace people from their homes…


Indonesia’s extractive industry vulnerable to natural disasters: Report

Thousands of mines, power plants and other facilities in the extractive industry are sitting on time bombs as they are…


Indonesia's energy mix is dependant on coal-fired power plants. (Photo: Kiki Siregar)

Declassifying coal power plant ash as hazardous waste sparks concern in Indonesia

Villagers in the Indonesian district of Suralaya, Banten province, have for over 35 years lived near a massive…


Why a Big Mining Project Could Wipe Out Rural Villages in Indonesia

Deep in rain-swept forests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra, an environmental and human disaster is looming, at a…


Indonesian community seeks World Bank mediation against Chinese-owned zinc mine

Villagers in North Sumatra, Indonesia, are waiting to hear if the World Bank will support their struggle against a zinc…


Disaster Shadows Chinese Mining Ventures in Southeast Asia

Two years ago this week, the global mining industry felt the ground crumble beneath its feet. At the decommissioned…