Sunday, 26th October 2014
Environment
  • Indonesia environment ministry initiates low-sulfur fuel movement
    27th June 2014
    The Indonesia Environment Ministry has initiated a national movement aimed at promoting the use of low-sulfur fuel oil to reduce air pollution from the transportation sector. "We hope that in the next five years the public ...
  • Global warming affect most of Indonesian area: Forestry minister
    18th June 2014
    Indonesia is considered as one of the developing countries that is worst affected by global warming, because Indonesia has thousands of islands and many are small, Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said. Zulkifli said the ...
  • Norway plans to strengthen polar bear conservation
    14th June 2014
    The Norwegian government plans to strengthen the conservation of polar bears by proposing to include them in the list of wild animals protected by the Bonn Convention, the Norwegian news agency NTB reported on Friday. The ...
  • VP Boediono warns of larger risk of forest fires
    12th June 2014
    Indonesian vice president Boediono has warned of a larger risk of forest fires in the country due to a possible intense and longer drought caused by the El Nino phenomena. "We must reduce the risk of forest fires. I appeal ...
  • Fishery ministry warns against breeding of foreign fish species
    11th June 2014
    The marine and fishery ministry has warned of extinction of Indonesian endemic fish species with the breeding of foreign fish species in Indonesian waters. Extinction of certain endemic fish species in a number of ...
  • Komodo dragon found dead at Surabaya zoo - (d)
    2nd June 2014
    A four-year-old male komodo dragon was found dead in its cage at the Surabaya Zoo on Monday morning. The komodo was found dead at around 08.00 a.m. local time, when a zookeeper cleaned its cage, spokesman of the zoo Agus ...
  • Drought likely to trigger forest fires in Riau province
    28th May 2014
    The Riau Province is currently experiencing a drought, which has the potential to trigger forest, peat land, and plantation fires. "As I had earlier informed, starting late May, Riau is experiencing a drought," Ardhitama, ...
  • 3,900 firefighters battle China forest fire
    27th May 2014
    About 3,900 firefighters are scrambling to put out a forest fire in southwest Chinas Yunnan Province, local authorities said on Monday (May 26). The fire, which broke out on Saturday afternoon in the city of Anning, has ...
  • Batam to have two botanical gardens
    25th May 2014
    Batam City, Riau Islands Province, will have two botanical gardens having different functions, to be located respectively in Nongsa Sub-district and Galang Island. A botanical garden measuring 86 hectares would be developed ...
  • LIPI plans to build botanical garden in Wakatobi
    24th May 2014
    The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) is planning to build a botanical garden in Wakatobi district, Southeast Sulawesi Province, stated Wakatobi district head Hugua."The Wakatobi district government has asked LIPI to build ...