A family walks near a giant sea wall used to prevent flowing in Jakarta on July 27. In July, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he was fast-tracking completion of the wall meant to keep seawater from submerging much of the city, though critics note excessive groundwater pumping will cause the city to continue sinking, rendering the wall ineffective. Photo: AP

Indonesia’s sinking capital and the burning Amazon reveal the price of sacrificing the environment for development

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A family walks near a giant sea wall used to prevent flowing in Jakarta on July 27. In July, Indonesian President Joko Widodo said he was fast-tracking completion of the wall meant to keep seawater from submerging much of the city, though critics note excessive groundwater pumping will cause the city to continue sinking, rendering the wall ineffective. Photo: AP
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