Late last month, Indonesia saw the return of its infamous forest fires that occur each year producing toxic, choking smog in the form of haze as the rainy season trails off.
Intense lava fountains shot like fireworks up to 700 metres (2,300 feet) into the air above Mayon, the Philippines' most active volcano, on Tuesday as showering debris turned morning skies dark and spread fear among anxious residents.
Indonesia is home to 521 natural lakes and about 100 reservoirs, covering an area of approximately 21,000 km². The total volume of water held across the country is approximately 500 km³.
Thousands fled from their homes as lava oozed out of a rumbling Philippine volcano on Monday in what volcanologists described as a "quiet eruption", warning it could lead to a hazardous explosion within days.
The world’s oceans are seeing a steady increase in dead zones. Dead zones are regions where there is a depletion of oxygen in the water which cause fish and other marine life at the bottom of the sea to die.
The issue of overfishing is the greatest threat to ocean ecosystems today. Overfishing occurs where fish are netted at a more rapid rate than they can reproduce.
The Royal Thai customs have seized 12.5 kilograms of rhino horn from South Africa in December, leading to the arrest of a key figure in Southeast Asia’s illicit wildlife trade.
Just like the Nile in Egypt and the Yangtze in China, the Mekong river plays just as big a role in the Southeast Asian region unifying six different countries throughout.
The Indonesian government is confident it can halve the number of forest fires in the country by 2019 after unveiling an ambitious plan recently. This will be done through the repair of degraded peat forests.