Sunday, 25th September 2016
Environment
  • 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 ...
  • MI-8 helicopter deployed in Riau to put out wildfires
    22nd August 2016
    The National Disaster Mitigation Agency has deployed an MI-8 helicopter in Riau Province to help douse forest, peatland, and plantation fires. "One MI-8 helicopter landed (in the Roesmin Nurjadin airport in Pekanbaru) ...
  • President Jokowi plants trees in Samosir
    21st August 2016
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and First Lady Iriana planted several trees in Tomok village, Simanindo Sub-district, Samosir District, North Sumatra Province, on Sunday. Jokowi asked local community to make Lake Toba area ...
  • Artificial intelligence can find, map poverty: Researchers
    21st August 2016
    A new technique using artificial intelligence to read satellite images could aid efforts to eradicate global poverty by indicating where help is needed most, a team of U.S. researchers said. The method would assist ...
  • Fires raze some 600 ha of forest, peatland, plantation areas
    20th August 2016
    Some 600 hectares of forest, peatland and plantation areas were gutted by fires over the past one week, Commander of the forest fire task unit of Riau Province, Brigadier General Nurendi, said. "A team is still collating ...
  • 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, ...