Wednesday, 31st August 2016
Environment
  • Flash flood hits elephant habitat in Bengkulu
    20th August 2016
    A flash flood triggered by the overflowing of the Seblat River in North Bengkulu District hit the habitat of Sumatran elephants (Elephas maximus Sumatrae)."The flash flood hampered officers from crossing by a boat to the ...
  • Norwegian govt offers latest fishery technology to Indonesia-IOLGF members
    18th August 2016
    The Norwegian government is offering the latest fishery technology to members of the Indonesia-Indian Ocean Local Government Forum (Indonesia-IOLGF) to optimally utilize the potential of the sea. "The offer was put forth ...
  • Satellites detect 365 hotspots across Sumatra
    17th August 2016
    The Terra and Aqua satellites of NASA have detected a total of 365 hotspots across Sumatra Island on Wednesday morning, a drastic increase from 92 recorded on the previous day. Some 278 hotspots were found in Riau Province, ...
  • Population of Sumatran Tigers in Jambi declining: BKSDA
    15th August 2016
    The population of Sumatran Tigers (Panthrea Tigris Sumatrae) in the forest areas of Jambi has declined due to several factors, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Center (BKSDA) Jambi Province. "The population ...
  • NSP found guilty in forest fire, punished with compensation
    12th August 2016
    A Jakarta district court on Friday found PT National Sago Prima (NSP) guilty of forest and bush fires and ordered the sago starch producer to pay a total of Rp1.07 trillion to the state in compensation. The South Jakarta ...
  • Indonesia to hand over NDC to UNFCC in September 2016
    12th August 2016
    Indonesia is targeting to submit the document of the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDC) to the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in September 2016. Environment and ...
  • Surabaya to build green belt around Benowo landfill
    12th August 2016
    The Surabaya city government plans to plant trees on the green belt around the Benowo landfill to absorb the garbage odor. "A good landfill must have a barrier in the form of a green belt," Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini ...
  • North Kalimantan targets to become energy conservation province
    5th August 2016
    North Kalimantan hopes to become an energy conservation province, as it has 1.3 million hectares of conservation forest and 1.6 million hectares of protected forest. The message was delivered by Governor of North ...
  • Land and sea warmest in 2015: State of the Climate report
    3rd August 2016
    Last year was the warmest year on record for land and sea, partly because seasonal El Nino climate patterns prevailed year-round, and melting ice pushed sea levels to the highest ever, a study based on the work of more than 450 ...
  • Mentawai Islands offer some 400 surfing spots
    30th July 2016
    Mentawai Islands, a chain of dozens of islands and islets off the western coast of Sumatra, offers some 400 surfing spots with some of the best waves to be found anywhere in the world. District Head of Mentawai Islands ...