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Indonesia’s Last Great Rainforest Tipped for Geothermal Development

The Leuser Ecosystem in Indonesia’s westernmost Aceh province is one of the few places on Earth where tigers, orangutans, elephants and rhinos coexist in the wild. Soon, however, these creatures may have to make way for a new addition to their habitat - geothermal energy - a prospect that has conservationists wringing their hands. “Why do they want to build it inside Aceh’s best remaining forest?” asked Rudi Putra, adviser with the Leuser Conservation Forum. In late August, Aceh...

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