Wednesday, 22nd October 2014
Environment
  • Chevron not serious in handling oil spills: KLH
    3rd April 2014
    The local office of the ministry of environment (KLH) in Dumai in the Sumatran province of Riau had accused PT Chevron Pacific Indonesia of not seriously tackling its crude oil spills in the local waters. The head of the ...
  • Chevron deploys hundreds of personnel to clean up oil spills
    3rd April 2014
    The Chevron Pacific Indonesia Company has deployed hundreds of personnel from Marine Environmental Protection team to clean up oil spills in Dumai waters of Riau province. The HCT-CTOM Manager of Chevron Aristo Joeristanto ...
  • Pandas and yak soup on Michelle Obama`s China menu
    26th March 2014
    US First Lady Michelle Obama on Wednesday wrapped up a week-long trip to China by feeding a panda before having a yak-based lunch at a Tibetan restaurant. Obama, who is travelling with her mother and daughters, visited the ...
  • Number of hotspots in Riau increases
    25th March 2014
    The number of forest fire hotspots in Riau Province increased to 45 on Monday, from 10 the previous day, according to data received from the Haze Disaster Mitigation Task Force. Drought and the use of fires to clear land ...
  • Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012: WHO
    25th March 2014
    Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the worlds single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. The toll, a doubling of previous estimates, means one ...
  • Indonesia to send rafflesia arnoldii to South Korea flower festival
    24th March 2014
    Indonesia will send the Rafflesia Arnoldii flower to an international flower festival to be held in South Korea in April 2014. "Rafflesia Arnoldii flower has been selected to represent Indonesia in this years international ...
  • Haze handling in Riau should not become regular agenda: President
    19th March 2014
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono said the work to prevent land fires in the Riau province was conducted systematically and involved all parties, so the handling of land fires should not become a regular agenda. "April ...
  • Riau forest fires claim three lives
    18th March 2014
    The forest, plantation and peat-soil fires razing in Riau Province over the past two months, have claimed three lives. The first victim, an asthma patient from Pelalawan district, was chocked to death due to the smog haze ...
  • Jambi police question expert witness in protected forest fire
    17th March 2014
    The Jambi provincial police has questioned an expert witness to complete the dossiers of three people suspected of setting fire to 12 hectares of protected forest in Muarojambi district. "A team of investigators from the ...
  • 1.6 million liters water dropped over Riau to extinguish fire
    17th March 2014
    Special task force in Riau has dropped 1.6 million liters of water over the area to extinguish forest fires there, National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB)s Data Unit Chief Agus Wibowo stated here on Monday. "The 1.6 ...