Wednesday, 18th October 2017
Environment
  • Ministry stops activities of medical waste processing firm
    18th August 2017
    The Ministry of Environment and Forestry has stopped the activities of toxic and hazardous waste (B3) processing company PT Jasa Medivest in Cikampek, Karawang District, West Java. Rosa Vivien Ratnawati, Director for ...
  • Indonesia urges UN to issue Rights of Ocean
    11th August 2017
    Indonesia has urged the United Nations to issue Rights of Ocean or a legal regulation to protect marine potentials of the countries across the world. "Illegal fishing has become not only a local but also a global enemy," ...
  • Forest fire in Ogan Ilir forest extinguished
    7th August 2017
    Commander of the Sriwijaya/Regional Military District II Major General Am Putranto has confirmed that a fire in the Ogan Ilir forest was put out. The commander visited the location of the fire in Arisanjaya Village, ...
  • BNPB predicts forest fires to increase
    7th August 2017
    Indonesias National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) predicted that forest and land fires would continue to increase ahead of the peak of current dry season ehich is expected to fall in September. "The potential will ...
  • Wildfires destroyed 222 hectares of land in West Aceh
    2nd August 2017
    Wildfires in West Aceh District, Aceh Province, had destroyed some 222.5 hectares (ha) of land and forest areas in July, an official from the disaster mitigation agency stated here on Wednesday. The blaze mostly occurred ...
  • President to tighten issuance of permits for forest industry
    2nd August 2017
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) revealed here on Wednesday that he will tighten requirements on the issuance of permits for the forest industry to protect natural resources and preserve the environment. Hence, the authority ...
  • President Jokowi attends Kalpataru environmental award presentation ceremony
    2nd August 2017
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) attended the Kalpataru environmental award presentation ceremony held at the Manggala Wanabakti forestry ministry complex, here, Wednesday. The event was organized to commemorate National ...
  • 73 hotspots detected across Sumatra Island
    24th July 2017
    The meteorological, climatology and geophysics agency (BMKG) has detected 73 hotspots in 10 provinces across Sumatra Island, on Monday morning. Of the total 73 hotspots, 14 were found in North Sumatra, 13 in Riau, 10 in ...
  • Wildfires gutted over 60 hectares of Aceh forest
    24th July 2017
    Wildfires have gutted more than 60 hectares of forest and bush areas in West Aceh District, Aceh Darussalam Province, due to drought. Wildfires had spread to wider areas in the western coast of Sumatras northernmost ...
  • Clean water services aimed at addressing injustice: VP Kalla
    20th July 2017
    Fulfilling the clean water needs of the general public is one of the governments efforts to address injustice, Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla stated. Kalla made the remarks while addressing the inauguration of the Umbulan ...