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Air pollution in Greater Jakarta — a national disgrace

  • Hindun Mulaika
    Hindun Mulaika

    Climate and energy team leader at Greenpeace Indonesia

Jakarta | Tue, May 2, 2017 | 09:34 am
Air pollution in Greater Jakarta — a national disgrace Over the course of February 2017, volunteers and staff from Greenpeace Indonesia fanned out across Greater Jakarta, armed with small hand-held devices that monitor air quality in real time. Nowhere in the city, a region of 28 million people, was the air safe to breathe. (Shutterstock/File)

PREMIUM Over the course of February, volunteers and staff from Greenpeace Indonesia fanned out across Greater Jakarta, armed with small hand-held devices that monitor air quality in real time. What they found was truly shocking. Nowhere in the city, a region of 28 million people, was the air safe to breathe. The measurements taken of PM2.5 — tiny particulate matter — showed levels far hi...

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