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WATCH: This May Be The Most Creative Classroom Ever

Posted 02.05.2014 | Green

How many kids do you know that cheer and clap at the sight of their teachers? After just one glimpse of this video, it's obvious that the team of ...

WATCH: Could This Pacific Island Be Any More Beautiful?

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

Not only is West Papua home to 2,000 species of sea life, but it's teeming with some of the coolest, most distinctive animals found across the globe. ...

Independence for Papua a Futile Goal

William J. Furney | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
William J. Furney

Why does the Indonesian government protect Papua?: it is where the largest gold mine in the world is located, the Grasberg mine operated by the American firm Freeport-McRoRan, an annual billion-dollar generator of income for the state coffers.

Everyone Profits From West Papua Except for Papuans

Benny Wenda | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Benny Wenda

You would think that being home to the world's largest goldmine, West Papua would be a land of riches. Yet we remain the poorest part of all of Indonesia. The world's largest gold and copper mine, Freeport, has caused permanent environmental devastation to our sacred lands.

Unrest in Indonesia's Mines: Local Chaos and Global Injustice

Michelle Chen | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

Work recently resumed in the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold, but the suffering continues while officials and multinationals maneuver to manage Southeast Asia's resource curse.

Sea Planes, Dutch Explorers and Suffocated Coral

James Morgan | Posted 02.25.2012 | Green
James Morgan

2011-12-26-kabui.jpgAs I fly along the east coast of Kabui Bay, I can see where the ocean is stained red.

Do the British Still Rule India?

David Hill | Posted 01.30.2012 | World
David Hill

Or do the French rule Algeria? The Portuguese, Angola? The Italians, Libya?

PHOTOS: Graffiti And Anthropology At Known Gallery

Posted 11.30.2011 | Arts

In the lastest Known Gallery exhibition, "Whitewash," the artistic process is understood as more than simply creation; it's a candid response to those...

Kep Wayag, Raja Ampat, Indonesia

James Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James Morgan

2011-01-27-jamesmorgan.jpgI've been fortunate enough to see a lot of the world in my lifetime -- but I've never seen a place as beautiful as this.

Asian Floods Kill Over 100, Tens Of Thousands Evacuated

AP | LAODE MURSIDIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TELUK WONDAMA, Indonesia — Helicopters dropped food to isolated villages and security forces helped clear debris and search for survivors as the...