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In Indonesia, women ranger teams go on patrol to slow deforestation

Jun. 03, 2024 21:06 PM EDT

DAMARAN BARU, Indonesia (AP) — In a lush jungle at the foothills of a volcano in Indonesia's Aceh province, the song of gibbons in the trees mixes with the laughter of the seven forest rangers trekking below them. An hour into their patrol, the rangers spot another mammal in the forest with them....

Deforestation in Indonesia spiked last year, but resources analyst sees better overall trend

Apr. 28, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — From trees felled in protected national parks to massive swaths of jungle razed for palm oil and paper plantations, Indonesia had a 27% uptick in primary forest loss in 2023 from the previous year, according to a World Resources Institute analysis of deforestation data....

Shhh, I’m on vacation. Travelers are on a quest for the quiet

Apr. 04, 2024 10:48 AM EDT

At home in the New York City suburbs, Oscar Sandoval has lots of friends and an active social life. But when it’s time for vacation, he prefers to keep it quiet. Like, literally. Sandoval began practicing Zen Buddhism a few years back, and has been on silent retreats to Buddhist...