Indonesia: Polluted rivers are a CO2 ticking time bomb

Jakarta Post: Nine of Indonesia's main rivers are contaminated with dangerously high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) due to the dumping of industrial chemicals and agriculture and domestic waste, a four-year study shows. There is a far higher percentage of CO2 in the nine rivers than in the atmosphere, the survey shows. "The rivers are far more polluted than the atmosphere," said Elvin Alrian, director of the climate change and air quality unit at the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics ......

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