Saturday, 7th May 2016
Environment
  • Slash-and-burn method contributes to hotspots in Riau: Official
    14th March 2016
    Several hotspots in Bengkalis District, Riau, are caused by the extreme weather during the dry season and the acts of irresponsible people who employ the slash-and-burn method for land clearing, stated a mitigation agency ...
  • France to help Central Java realize "eco districts"
    11th March 2016
    The government of France is ready to help the Indonesian province of Central Java to develop environmentally friendly areas or "eco districts," according to French Ambassador to Indonesia Corinne Breuze. "We are ready and ...
  • World Bank provides grant to help prevent forest fires
    9th March 2016
    The World Bank has provided a grant amounting to some US$12 million this year to help prevent forest fires, Chairman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) Willem Rampangilei stated. The World Bank recorded that ...
  • United States delivers first payment to Global Climate Fund
    8th March 2016
    The United States has paid $500 million into the United Nations Green Climate Fund, the first tranche of the $3 billion it pledged as part of the commitments it made in the December Paris Climate Agreement, the State Department ...
  • VP Kalla attends National Waste Day 2016 in Makassar
    5th March 2016
    Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla attended that the National Waste Day 2016 which took place at the Celebes Convention Center here on Saturday. The vice president was present at the event in the company of numerous ministers, ...
  • Climate impact predicted to cause 500,000 extra deaths in 2050
    3rd March 2016
    Climate change could cause significant changes to global diets, leading to more than half a million extra deaths in 2050 from illnesses such as stroke, cancer and heart disease, experts said. As extreme weather such as ...
  • Education crucial to success of plastic bag charge policy: Observer
    3rd March 2016
    Education and public awareness campaigns are crucial for the success of the governments plastic bag charge policy aimed at reducing the volume of plastic wastes, according to an environmental expert. If the objective of ...
  • Oldest koala in N. America celebrates - sleepily - her 18th birthday
    3rd March 2016
    Midgee, like most teenagers, sleeps well into the afternoon and is a frustratingly picky eater. But at 18, she is unique as the North Americas oldest living koala. The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo celebrated Midgees birthday this ...
  • As sea levels rise, economic damage piles up even faster: Study
    29th February 2016
    As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said on Monday. Extreme floods whipped up by storms will become ever more costly for cities as ...
  • Way Kambas National Park home to 247 elephants
    29th February 2016
    The Wildlife Conservation Societies Indonesia (WCSI) has estimated that there are 247 elephants in the Way Kambas National Park (TNWK) in Lampung Province. The number might be lower following the findings of two dead ...