Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Environment
  • EU calls for implementing Paris Agreement
    14th September 2016
    The European Union (EU) has urged all countries to implement the Paris Agreement generated from the United Nations' Summit on Climate Change at the Conference of Parties (COP21) by organizing the Climate Diplomacy Week in ...
  • Indonesian minister advises maintaining vigil in wake of forest fires
    3rd September 2016
    Indonesia has continued to remain vigilant against forest fires, although the number of hotspots across the nation has been reduced by 70-90 percent, according to the Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Forestry. Based on ...
  • Beauty of Meyah waterfall in west papua still eludes many
    31st August 2016
    Nestled in the slopes of the mountain forest in Tambrauw District, the Meyah waterfall is one of the most scenic locations in the province of West Papua, but many are still unaware of its existence. The rainbow and mist ...
  • 29 hotspots detected across Sumatra island
    31st August 2016
    As many as 29 hotspots were detected across Sumatra Island in the morning of Wednesday. "Three hotspots were found in Bengkulu, one in Jambi, 21 in South Sumatra, four in Bangka Belitung, and nil in Riau," spokesman of the ...
  • Crocodiles roam about at beaches, disrupt Kupang`s tourism
    30th August 2016
    Weather phenomenon El Nino is believed to have driven some crocodiles to leave the drying estuaries and lurching to the local beaches in East Nusa Tenggara, an official said. The head of operations of East Nusa Tenggaras ...
  • Haze begins to cause problem in visibility in Riau: BMKG
    28th August 2016
    The Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said haze of black smokes from forest and bush fires began to cause problem in visibility in Riau in the past two days. "Thick and black clouds began to blanket ...
  • Plantation companies warned not use fire for land clearing
    28th August 2016
    The South Sumatra provincial administration threatens to revoke the license of plantation companies if found using fires for land clearing. Land clearing with fires had been blamed for most big fires in a number of ...
  • Some 300 families in Riau flee homes due to wildfire
    28th August 2016
    Some 300 families from three sub-districts in Riau province began fleeing their homes on Saturday (August 27) due to land and forest fires, police said. "The smoke was so thick that local residents had to be evacuated ...
  • Fires detected again in lands owned by companies given SP3
    23rd August 2016
    Environmentalist organizations said fires have been detected again in lands owned by eight companies given SP3 (order to stop investigation) over cases of forest fires in Riau by police. Wahana Lingkungan Hidup (Walhi) ...
  • Riau police name 85 suspects over wildfire cases
    22nd August 2016
    The Riau Police have named 85 suspects over wildfires during the January-August 2016 period. The cases are being handled by 11 resort police stations across Riau, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Guntur Aryo Tejo, spokesman of ...