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Crowdempowering to solve environmental problems

  • Nirarta Samadhi and Reidinar Juliane
    Nirarta Samadhi and Reidinar Juliane


Jakarta | Fri, July 14, 2017 | 12:49 pm
Crowdempowering to solve environmental problems Threatened: Haze from land burning emanates from forests in Kalimantan. (Kompas.com/File)

PREMIUM One day in 2015, Saripah, a 22-year-old young girl, said softly, “Mother, I’m having a hard time breathing.” Saripah’s mother, Siti, immediately took her to a hospital, but unfortunately her daughter soon died of lung failure. Her respiratory organs looked dark although Saripah never smoked. Siti said the smoke from peatland fires killed her daughter. The story of Saripa...

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