Friday, 31st October 2014
Environment
  • Two Belgian nuclear reactors may be closed permanently - state media
    20th August 2014
    Two Belgian nuclear reactors owned by GDF-Suez unit Electrabel may remain offline until spring and may need to be halted permanently, Belgian state broadcaster VRT reported on Tuesday. The Belgian nuclear regulator ordered ...
  • Indonesia expects US support in monitoring maritime resources
    11th August 2014
    Through the Ministry of Marine and Fisheries (KKP), Indonesia is looking forward to the support of the United States Government in monitoring illegal fishing practices in Indonesian waters. "Indonesia is expecting US ...
  • C. Kalimantan conducts artificial rain to anticipate forest fires
    11th August 2014
    The Disaster Mitigation Office in Central Kalimantan is conducting artificial rain in areas vulnerable to forest fires. About 12.8 thousand kilograms of salt have been spread above areas with high risk of fires in Central ...
  • Riau`s two million hectares of oil palm plantation illegal: Minister
    6th August 2014
    Minister of Forestry Zulkifli Hasan has urged the Riau Province Administration not to issue additional permit for oil palm plantation, as two million hectares of the plantation is illegal or has no permit. Minister ...
  • Minister: forest fire in Riau happens on massive scale
    6th August 2014
    Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan reported that perpetrators had started forest and land fires in Riau provincial districts and cities on a massive scale. "I strongly condemn the perpetrators of the (forest and land ...
  • Indonesian hotspots still need prompt response
    30th July 2014
    Indonesian forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra, particularly in Riau Province, where fires have burnt 25 thousand hectares of forest and land this year, still require speedy actions. As forest fires are increasing in ...
  • NOAA18 satellite detects 98 hotspots in Sumatra
    30th July 2014
    The United States NOAA18 satellite operated by Singapore has detected 98 hotspots in Sumatra on Tuesday, of which 37 were in Riau province, according to an official from the Regional Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD). "The ...
  • Bali earns US$1million from people`s plantations
    27th July 2014
    Bali earned more than US$1 million from exports of commodities from peoples plantations in the past five months from January to May this year, up from only US$442,000 in the same period before, a local trade official said. ...
  • LIPI has two more botanical gardens
    19th July 2014
    The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) has set up two new botanical gardens in Batam, Riau Islands and in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, LIPI spokesperson, Siti Nuramaliati Prijono, said. "We will inaugurate the ...
  • Indonesia supports YPTB in settling montara sea pollution dispute
    18th July 2014
    The government of Indonesia fully supports steps taken by the Yayasan Peduli Timor Barat (YPTB) in seeking to settle the dispute over oil pollution of Timor sea as a resutl of the explosion of a Montara oil refinery in August, ...