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    Richard Lewis Tsunami

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    The book The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis is based on the terrible tsunami of 2004. The tsunami happened on December 25th and was caused by a very large earthquake in the Indian Sea. The theme was that in times of great trouble and tribulation people will change their ways and become more respectful and helpful. ¨Within 15 minutes, tsunami waves were crashing the coast of Sumatra. At the north end of the island was a heavily populated region known as Aceh. There, waves reached 80 feet high over large stretches of the coast and up to 100 feet in some places. Entire communities were simply swept away by the water in a matter of minutes. The death toll in Indonesia is estimated at between 130,000 and 160,000 people, with an additional 500,000…

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    forest fires are one of the main reasons of the pollution. These emissions could travel largely and affected the human’s health of respiration and visibility. The emissions include, particulate matter, carbon monoxide, atmospheric mercury, ozone-forming chemicals and volatile organic compounds (British Columbia,n.d.). According to Bahri, The spreading of the smog basically from the air condition in the upper layers of the atmosphere in the region tend to move down according to the very stable…

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    last 100 years. The Sumatra earthquake occurred between the India, oceanic, plate and the Sunda, continental, plates. Because the oceanic plates is more dense than the continental the plate, the Sumatra earthquake was created…

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    Women from the Network will interpret my exchanges with non-English speakers, notably elderly people. Indonesia (350 words) I will end my year-long journey in West Sumatra, Indonesia, cradle of the Minangkabau people. With approximately nine million members, the Minangkabaus are the world’s largest matrilineal ethnic group. They have been outstandingly successful in trade and politics throughout Southeast Asia. For instance, the first Indonesian vice-president and the first president of…

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    Penang Port Case Study

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    Malaysia is the 2nd biggest trading partner for Thailand and has the highest nation of border trade in terms of value compared to other neighbouring countries such as Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. 1.2.2 Malaysia-Indonesia Malaysia is an important trading partner for Sumatra Island. Malaysia is the top ASEAN exporter into Sumatra but not the top destination for Sumatra’s export. Malaysia mostly exports general goods, agricultural products and used goods while exports from Sumatra ranges from…

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    Sumatran Elephants Essay

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    grasses, leaves, shoots, barks, fruits, nuts, and seeAs its name suggests, the Sumatran Elephant is found on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. However, the Sumatran Elephant population has severely dropped. “They have lost 80% of their natural habitat to deforestation for palm oil plantations.” (a-z-animals.com). Poachers are also hunting them for their ivory tusks which is killing them off as well. “In 2012, the Sumatran Elephant was changed from “endangered” to “critically endangered” because…

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    Palm Oil Effect

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    Southeast Asia is home to some of the world’s most biodiverse organisms, but it is also home to some of the most threatened species and tropical forests (Bateman 2010). The lush tropical habitats that once covered the area are rapidly decreasing and so are the organisms that thrive in that environment. The Panthera tigris sumatrae, more commonly known as the Sumatran Tiger, is the smallest surviving tiger subspecies left in the world (WWF 2017). Found only on the Indonesian Island of Sumatra,…

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    the loss of 200,000 lives, the destruction of infrastructure and assets, livelihoods and resulted in trauma and suffers for survivors for many years. After the tsunami, within days, international assistance arrived from around the world while national capacity to was not sufficient at all. All the attention of the humanitarian actors, including from the UN agencies, the military, foreign government, media, and NGOs and humanitarian workers went to Aceh. The fact is that the 2004 tsunami is not…

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    Essay About Toba Volcano

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    EES: 1030: 0B06 12/6/17 Toba, the Deadliest Volcano Eruption Around 74,000 years ago during the Quaternary period, the supervolcano known as, Toba, erupted in Northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Toba is thought to be one of the largest known eruptions the Earth has ever seen. And certainly the largest to erupt during the Quaternary period. Out of the three periods that make up the Cenozoic Era, the Quaternary period is the current and most recent of the three. The eruption of the Toba volcano did not…

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    Should Palm Oil Stop?

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    being threatened by nature and humans in many different ways. Moreover, factors like habitat loss, illegal trade, being hunted and sometimes killed affects the living conditions of these animals. Let’s start with orangutan which are the world’s famous tree climbing mammals that are losing their habitat on the two remaining islands; Borneo and Sumatra. Orangutan is a Malayan word meaning person or man of the forest. Their population has decreased from 66,000 to 45,000 over ten years (“Orangutan…

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