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Three Buns Restaurant in Jakarta Offers Lung-Pleasing Greenhouse-Style Dining

Three Buns Restaurant in Jakarta Offers Lung-Pleasing Greenhouse-Style Dining

The restaurant group already has a number of restaurants in Jakarta and Bali, each known for its sophisticated menu and distinct design philosophy. For Three Buns, forgoing the typical trendy design

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Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize for Shutting Down Illegal Palm Oil Plantations

Environmental Hero Rudi Putra Wins 2014 “Green Nobel” Goldman Prize for Shutting Down Illegal Palm Oil Plantations

Now in its 25th year, the Goldman Prize annually recognizes six of the world's most courageous environmental heroes who often take on great personal risks to protect and enhance the natural environment.

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VIDEO: Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

VIDEO: Procter & Gamble’s Dirty Practices are Destroying the Forest and Making Orphans Out of Baby Orangutans

Many of you may be familiar with Procter & Gamble's "Thank You, Mom" campaign, which features several cute tots learning how to walk, swim, and more. But there's another, less than adorable side to

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Evidence of “Orangutan Graveyard” Uncovered on Procter & Gamble Palm Oil Supplier’s Land

Evidence of “Orangutan Graveyard” Uncovered on Procter & Gamble Palm Oil Supplier’s Land

In 2013, a Greenpeace investigation revealed a shocking sight in the midst of two Indonesian palm oil plantations: the remains of multiple endangered orangutans scattered throughout and just outside land

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Secretary of State John Kerry Declares Climate Change a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

Secretary of State John Kerry Declares Climate Change a ‘Weapon of Mass Destruction’

In a recent speech in Indonesia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that climate change is "perhaps the world's most fearsome weapon of mass destruction." The speech was a strong counter to those in

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20,000 Displaced in Indonesia as Volcano Erupts 50 Times

20,000 Displaced in Indonesia as Volcano Erupts 50 Times

Photo via Shutterstock A volcano on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted more than 50 times on Saturday, sending clouds of gas up to 13,000 feet in the air and a river of lava five

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The Climate Change Tipping Point is Shockingly Close for Cities Around the World

The Climate Change Tipping Point is Shockingly Close for Cities Around the World

A group of researchers at the University of Hawaii has done the math to figure out how soon cities around the world will begin to feel the effects of major climate change - and their findings may shock

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Beautiful Black Bamboo Community Center in Indonesia Built for Just $2,500

Beautiful Black Bamboo Community Center in Indonesia Built for Just $2,500

The Black Bamboo Community Center in Kampung Pakuncen, Yogyakarta, was built on stilts on top of a drainage channel and in-between houses. Locals and bamboo specialists worked together to construct

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Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Villa in Bali Built Using Only Local Materials and Labor

Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Villa in Bali Built Using Only Local Materials and Labor

Hand-designed rammed earth walls mimic the interior of The Grand Canyon, using only 5-8% cement, limestone, pigments and soil from the job site – which also eliminated the need for soil to be trucked

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Endangered Sumatran Tiger and Two Lions Poisoned in Indonesian Zoo

Endangered Sumatran Tiger and Two Lions Poisoned in Indonesian Zoo

Three animals at an Indonesian zoo died after eating poisoned meat earlier this month. An endangered Sumatran tiger named Peter and two lions, Gebo and Sonia, were found dead on August 17, 2013 at the

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Indonesian Fires Cause High Levels of Smog in Singapore

Indonesian Fires Cause High Levels of Smog in Singapore

Photo via Shutterstock Singapore has been blanked by a thick layer of smog, which could last for weeks, due to record high levels of air pollution and forest fires started by land-clearing farmers on

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The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

The Fairphone is an Openly-Designed Conflict-Free Smartphone

Buying a mobile device these days can feel like signing a pact with the devil - and to make matters worse, it's difficult to determine where the parts were sourced and assembled and whether they were

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Ffrash Project Transforms Trash Into Recycled Furnishings in Indonesia

Ffrash Project Transforms Trash Into Recycled Furnishings in Indonesia

Garbage is everywhere in the streets of Jakarta. Bottles, caps, plastic bags - the scrap heap is enormous. New Dutch/Indonesian initiative Ffrash hopes to help by turning the trash into recycled furniture

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Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang Cone-Shaped Eco Huts

Indonesian Architects Work to Preserve Traditional Mbaru Niang Cone-Shaped Eco Huts

The cone-shaped Mbaru Niang huts are traditional symbols of community and family unity, but sadly there aren't many of them left. A group of young Indonesian architects discovered the last four remaining

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Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

Cloud Seeding Could be Used to Prevent Flooding in Indonesia

Photopixel / Shutterstock Scientists working on a project to slow down the relentless flooding that has swamped Jakarta since mid January say that cloud seeding is getting the job done. Usually used to

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World’s Third Largest Paper Company Promises to Halt Deforestation in Indonesia

World’s Third Largest Paper Company Promises to Halt Deforestation in Indonesia

Indonesian forest photo from Shutterstock Today the world's third largest paper company, Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) pledged to stop deforestation in Indonesia. As a result of years of campaigning by

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Peruri 88: MVRDV Unveils Sprawling Green-Roofed City in the Sky for Jakarta, Indonesia

Peruri 88: MVRDV Unveils Sprawling Green-Roofed City in the Sky for Jakarta, Indonesia

At first glance, Peruri 88 appears to be an architectural hodge podge of different buildings attached to one another. The self-contained mini city includes apartments, hotels, offices, shops, cinemas, a

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NASA and Mongabay Create Global Forest Disturbance Alert System to Track Deforestation

NASA and Mongabay Create Global Forest Disturbance Alert System to Track Deforestation

Deforestation Image via Shutterstock A collaboration between NASA researchers at Ames laboratory in California and the environmental news and watchdog site, Mongabay has created a tool that tracks

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula finds its

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Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Kursi Java is a Biodegradable Rattan Seat For Sitting Comfortably on the Floor

Made entirely from woven biodegradable rattan, Kursi Java is a seat for sitting comfortably on the floor. The design supports a variety of seating positions, and it was created by Industrial Designer

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Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Exquisite Alila Villas Uluwatu is the Ultimate Eco-Resort in Bali

Ok, just remember we warned you...... the design by WOHA is a vision of ecologically sound placement, form and materials which speak to a greater harmony. Indoor and outdoor spaces blend together as

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Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger

Danone, Xerox Boycott APP Because Illegal Logging Threatens the Rare Sumatran Tiger

Multinational companies including Danone and Xerox announced they will boycott Asia Pulp and Paper (APP), the Singapore-based conglomerate accused of illegal logging in Indonesia. Evidence suggests APP

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The Distort House is a Spliced Home That Adds A Pinch of Green to Indonesian Tradition

The Distort House is a Spliced Home That Adds A Pinch of Green to Indonesian Tradition

Located directly across the street from a public park in Jakarta, Distort House is placed at the very back of its large plot and turned a slight 15% to optimize the expansive yard space. The grand green

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6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

6 Incredible Green Projects That Put Poop to Good Use!

From energy-generating toilets to poop-powered vehicles, there's a wealth of innovative eco-friendly projects out there that transform human waste into a valuable resource. Read on for a look at some of

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Colorful Indonesian Clinic and Library Made from Shipping Containers

Colorful Indonesian Clinic and Library Made from Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are sturdy, versatile structures that have traveled the world over the course of their lifespans. The Contertainer is a poly-clinic and public library designed by Indonesian firm,

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Plattern: Stylish CD Storage Made from Old License Plates

Plattern: Stylish CD Storage Made from Old License Plates

Designer Diaz Adisastomo was shocked to see how many license plates were going to waste in Indonesia, the country where he lives. He decided to give them new potential by turning them into something fresh

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Flowing Marine Research Center Inspired by Tsunami Waves

Flowing Marine Research Center Inspired by Tsunami Waves

An international design competition for a marine research center in Bali, Indonesia gave firm solus4 an opportunity to study and architecturally interpret the structure of tsunami waves. Designed for a

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The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School Showcases Bamboo Construction in Indonesia

The Green School was established side-by-side with the non-profit Meranggi Foundation, which develops bamboo plantations by presenting seedlings to local rice farmers. The project also harnessed the

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Indonesia Plans to Harness 4,000 Megawatts of Power From Volcanoes

Indonesia Plans to Harness 4,000 Megawatts of Power From Volcanoes

The Indonesian government recently announced plans to develop a hot new energy resource -- real hot. The country's leaders aim to generate 4,000 megawatts of geothermal energy from volcanoes by the year

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Indonesian D-Minution House Built for Under $20K

Indonesian D-Minution House Built for Under $20K

This simple, yet striking residence in Indonesia was built with a surprisingly small budget - $17,500. Looking at it, one would never guess such a low build-out cost, but there it is. The 3-bedroom 

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