Friday, 28th August 2015
Environment
  • Pentagon sees climate change as national security risk
    30th July 2015
    The Pentagon had regarded climate change as a security risk for the United States and were integrating possible impacts of global warming into the planning cycles, according to a U.S. military report. In the report ...
  • Indonesian environment minister concerned about dolphin show in Bali
    27th July 2015
    Indonesian Environment Minister Siti Nurbaya has expressed concern over the dolphin show organized in Bali, which is discussed worldwide and has been petitioned on change.org. "Today, Minister Nurbaya commented on ...
  • Russia-made helicopter deployed to extinguish Riau wildfires
    27th July 2015
    The National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) has rented a Russian-made Sikorsky helicopter to strengthen its efforts to put out wildfires in Riau Province. The helicopter arrived at Roesmin Nurjadin Air Force Base here on ...
  • Riau firefighters extinguish 60 wildfires during January-July period
    27th July 2015
    During the January-July 2015 period, Riaus firefighters have put out 60 fires that have razed forest, peatland, and plantation areas. Of the 60 cases, two were very difficult, and it took days to extinguish them, Head of ...
  • S. Kalimantan on highest alert for wildfires
    25th July 2015
    Authorities of South Kalimantan have declared the highest alert status for wildfires that have been proliferating due to extreme dry weather conditions over the past several weeks. On Thursday (July 23), 19 hotspots were ...
  • 21 hotspots detected in W. Kalimantan
    15th July 2015
    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has detected some 21 hotspots in West Kalimantan Province on Monday, indicating the presence of wildfires. The provinces Sintang District had five hotspots; ...
  • Indonesia ministry handling 27 cases of wildlife-related crimes
    7th July 2015
    The Indonesia environmental affairs and forestry ministry is handling 27 cases of protected wildlife-related crimes, mostly involving mammals. Of the 27 cases, 14 cases involved mammals, two birds, two primates, four fish, ...
  • Self-driven taxis to help reduce carbon emissions: Study
    7th July 2015
    Electricity-powered autonomous taxis could significantly reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from light-duty vehicles in the United States within the next 20 years, according to a paper published Monday (July 6) in the ...
  • Researcher identifies 52 species of reptiles in W Sumatra
    1st July 2015
    A researcher of reptiles Salvator Fakhrul Reza successfully identified 52 species of reptiles such as snakes, lizards and turtles around Karamuntiang Hills, Padang city, West Sumatra province. "The 52 species include three ...
  • Riau authorities extinguish 10 bushfires
    30th June 2015
    The fire brigade and disaster mitigation office of Pekanbaru, Riau Province, has extinguished bushfires in at least 10 locations during the period between January and June 2015. During the six-month period, the office ...