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Man spends 19 years planting trees to save village from drought

Motivator: Farmer Sadiman poses in a wood in his neighborhood in Dali hamlet, Geneng subdistrict, Wonogiri regency, Central Java. Sadiman is trying to convince locals that the water shortage problem that happens during dry seasons can be partly solved by planting trees on the denuded hills.(JP/Ganug Nugroho Adi)

A 65-year-old man from Wonogiri regency, Central Java, has managed to turn his drought-prone village into a groundwater-rich region by leading a campaign to replant trees on a nearby hill for the past 19 years.

Fotos indonesischer Ureinwohner: Belagert von der Moderne

Von Martin Scheufens fuer Spiegel Online

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Fotograf Tariq Zaidi<

Sie beschwören Naturgeister und tragen Kleidung aus Rinde: Auf der Insel Siberut bewahren etwa tausend Mentawai noch die Traditionen ihrer Vorfahren. Der Fotograph Tariq Zaidi hält auf seinen Bildern eine Welt fest, die unaufhaltsam verloren geht.

Tomcats Spotted in Bali and Java

Tomcats Spotted in Bali – One Insect You Don’t Ever Want to Squash

There is something new that has been causing panic around Bali these days and it surprisingly has nothing to do with terrorists being executed on the island or anything of the sort. The Tomcat as it is known in Indonesia (Rove Beetle in English) has been making a guest appearance throughout the archipelago in limited numbers over the past month. While resembling most other insects that you might not bat an eye at, the Tomcat possesses some unique characteristics that you should be watching out for.

Puputan ("Fight to the death")

The force marched to Denpasar, Bali, as if in a dress parade.[2] They approached the royal palace, noting smoke rising from the puri and hearing a wild beating of drums coming from within the palace walls.

The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa

the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa. It produced thick clouds of ash that created global effects.