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Capital Flight? Indonesia Leader Suggests Moving Government Out of Sinking Jakarta

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Unsustainable groundwater use is one factor that could prompt a political and urban restructuring in Indonesia.

As Groundwater Withdrawals Increase, Jakarta Sinks

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Subsidence strikes the foundations of an Asian megacity. By…
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American Geophysical Union 2014 Recap: That Sinking, Drying, Sharing Feeling

Water features prominently at world’s largest Earth sciences…
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The Stream, January 17: Heavy Monsoon Rains Flood Jakarta

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Jakarta sits at a standstill after the heaviest monsoon rains in five years caused widespread severe flooding. Four people were killed and 20,000 evacuated, The Guardian reported, and more rain is forecast for the next few days.
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The Stream, February 7: Extreme Weather

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Weather Extremes Thousands of Australians have been forced from…
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Infographic: Beijing Water Use and Population Statistics

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The population of China's capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.
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The Stream, February 24: The Scale of Shale

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Will Europe replicate the shale gas boom in the United States?…
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Investment in Ecosystem Restoration Brings Water, Land Benefits, UNEP Report Says

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Protecting natural capital provides significant benefits at a fraction of the cost of restoring a degraded ecosystems.