Saturday, 31st January 2015
Environment
  • One ton calliandra seeds dispersed over Mt. Kelud for reforestation
    28th November 2014
    The Kediri District Administration on Friday dispersed a ton of calliandra seeds over Mount Kelud, about 1,731 meters above sea level, to reforest the areas devastated by Keluds eruption in February 2014. District Head of ...
  • Household wastes pollute 70 percent of Indonesian rivers
    27th November 2014
    About 60-70 percent of the rivers in Indonesia are contaminated by domestic or household wastes, a deputy of Pollution Control at the Ministry of Environment M.R. Karliansyah stated here on Tuesday. "60 percent of the ...
  • President to review licenses of companies converting peatlands
    27th November 2014
    President Joko Widodo has said he will review the licenses of companies that have converted peatlands into monoculture plantations as they can damage the countrys ecosystem. "I have told the minister of environment and ...
  • Indonesian youngster receives ASEAN champions of biodiversity award
    27th November 2014
    Indonesian youngster Adeline Tiffanie Suwana has won the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity award for her contributions to environmental protection. Adeline received the prize at the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity that was held ...
  • Indonesia finalizes forest reference emission levels
    24th November 2014
    The Managing Body for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (BP REDD+) is familiarizing all stakeholders with the Forest Reference Emission Levels (FREL) as the final step before it is passed as a state ...
  • Yudhoyono receives award from UNEP
    22nd November 2014
    Former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was awarded the Champion of the Earth honor on policy leadership by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently. This was revealed in a press release from the ...
  • President Jokowi to visit Riau to assess forest fire situation
    21st November 2014
    The acting governor of Riau, Arsyadjuliandi Rachman, said that President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is scheduled to visit the province to inspect the forest fire situation in the region. "The president will visit Riau on ...
  • President Jokowi should take action against forest fire perpetrators
    19th November 2014
    Forest fires and haze on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan continue to create trouble for Indonesia despite the tightening of law enforcement. The annual disaster that is caused by the burning of farmland and forest ...
  • Jakarta claims to be better prepared to tackle floods
    15th November 2014
    Jakarta is notorious for its traffic jams and floods during the rainy season, which usually begins late in the year and lasts until February or March. In January 2014 alone, when the season reached its peak, floods ...
  • US agency releases documentary on environmental issues in Sumatra
    6th November 2014
    The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) released a documentary film titled "Voices of Sumatra: Building a Green Future" here on Thursday. The USAID documentary sends a strong message for the need to ...