Wednesday, 26th July 2017
Environment
  • Thousands of hectares of land in S Sumatra to be restored
    9th May 2017
    An area of 400 thousand hectares of land in South Sumatra province is targeted for restoration and revegetation until 2020. The initiative of restoration of the critical land was discussed at the meeting of Asia-Pacific ...
  • Government pushes usage of eco-friendly plastics
    9th May 2017
    Maritime Coordinator Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said that the government has pushed the usage of eco-friendly plastics. During a press conference in Jakarta on Monday, Luhut noted that Indonesia was struggling to ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Sea weed potential source of energy: IPB professor
    28th April 2017
    A professor of fishery and marine science at the Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) has said seaweed is a potential source of bio-energy beside foodstuff. Prof Joko Santoso said here on Friday seaweed is easily ...
  • Government preparing regulation on low carbon emission vehicles
    28th April 2017
    The government is preparing a regulation on low carbon emission vehicles (LCEV), Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto stated. "The application (of the LCEV regulation) will likely coincide with the introduction of the Euro ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- VP Kalla calls for production of green cars
    27th April 2017
    Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla has asked the automotive industry in Indonesia to produce environment-friendly vehicles or "green cars" to penetrate the foreign market. "We hope Indonesias automotive industry would ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- 527 palm oil companies apply for ISPO certificate
    25th April 2017
    A total of 527 palm oil companies are currently applying for an Indonesian Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate in 2017 to improve the competitiveness of Indonesian products in the international market. ISPO Auditor Head ...
  • Mangroves can help develop ecotourism: Minister
    23rd April 2017
    Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar stated that mangrove planting, aimed at preventing soil erosion, can also serve as a means to develop ecotourism. "We highly support the development of ecotourism, ...
  • EARTH WIRE -- Crowds gather to witness Rafflesia flowers bloom
    21st April 2017
    Crowds gathered to witness the 15 endemic Rafflesia arnoldii flowers blooming, by opening their six petals completely, at the Bukit Barisan conservation forest in Bengkulu Province, Gilang Ibnu, an environmentalist said here on ...
  • Academicians call for review of regulation on peat lands
    18th April 2017
    Academicians from the Peat Plantation and Village Research Center of the Riau University Dr Zaimi called for the review of the Government Regulation No. 57 of 2016 on Peat Ecosystem Protection and Management. "All agree ...
  • Singapore lauds Indonesia`s efforts in handling forest fires
    7th April 2017
    Countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are contributing to achieving a smoke-free zone by 2020, and Indonesia has taken countermeasures to handle land and forest fires in several hotspots during 2016. ...