Tuesday, 17th January 2017
Environment
  • New habitat of Rafflesia arnoldii found in Bengkulu
    23rd December 2016
    A new habitat of the worlds largest flower Rafflesia arnoldii has been found recently in the forest of Manau IX Village, Kaur District, Bengkulu Province. Coordinator of Pemuda Padang Guci Peduli Puspa Langka Youth ...
  • President Jokowi watches guards clean Ciliwung River
    17th December 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) watched in Bogor Botanical Garden as the Ciliwung River was cleaned by members of his presidential security unit, here on Saturday. President Jokowi left the Bogor presidential palace at 10:30 ...
  • President hopes to see cleaner Ciliwung River
    17th December 2016
    President Joko Widodo has expressed his hope to see a cleaner Ciliwung River, thanks to the clean-up activities carried out by the Ciliwung Care Community (KPC), the government and the public. "Ciliwung River is cleaner ...
  • Sun bear rescued from boar snare in West Sumatra
    13th December 2016
    A sun bear was rescued on Tuesday after being trapped in a wild boar snare in a plantation in Batuang Balirik, Pasaman District, West Sumatra Province. Owner of the plantation Rici (32) was surprised to find a sun bear ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Danish govt explores cooperation with S. Sulawesi
    13th December 2016
    The Danish government is exploring cooperation with the provincial government of South Sulawesi in the maritime and energy sector. "We met with Deputy Governor of South Sulawesi Agus Arifin Numang to jointly promote ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- China to appoint "river chiefs" to fight pollution
    13th December 2016
    China will appoint "river chiefs" to prevent pollution in the nations waterways, the official Xinhua news agency reported, in the latest step taken by Beijing to rein in environmental damage. With the evolution of China ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Over nine thousand holidaymakers visit Bogor Botanical Garden
    12th December 2016
    As many as 9,372 people visited Bogor Botanical Garden last weekend. On Sunday, the number of visitors was 6,438 (comprising 6,399 domestic tourists and 39 foreign tourists), while on Saturday, there were only 2,934 (2,912 ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Land and water resources altered by Syria war
    11th December 2016
    Researchers have analyzed satellite data and determined that the civil war in Syria and subsequent refugee migration caused sudden changes in the areas land use and freshwater resources. In what was believed to be the first ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- BRG to restore 2.4 million hectares of damaged peat lands
    11th December 2016
    Indonesias Peat Land Restoration Agency (BRG) said it hoped to restore 2.4 million hectares of damaged peat lands until 2020. By 2020, around 2.4 million hectares of damaged peat lands would be restored, BRG chief Nazir ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Climate change takes toll on Kenya`s wildlife
    11th December 2016
    Wildlife is still one of the core economic pillars to Kenyas economy. But impacts of climate change threat existence of this resource exposing the East African nation to economic vulnerabilities, experts say. Aden ...