Monday, 22nd September 2014
Environment
  • 183 Riau residents evacuate due to haze
    16th March 2014
    A total of 183 people have fled their homes in Siak district, Riau province, due to thick smoke from forest and plantation fires. "Smoke and fire are worsening. I saw smoke shroud my house. The fire was only 10 meters away ...
  • Fighting fires not solution to land fires in Riau: President Yudhoyono
    16th March 2014
    President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has stated fighting fires is not solution to the question of forest and plantation fires in Riau province. "The solution to fundamental problems is not just fighting fires. We must find ...
  • Pekanbaru Airport resumes operation after haze problem
    16th March 2014
    The Sultan Syarif Kasim International Airport in Pekanbaru city, Riau Province, has resumed its operation on Sunday after being disrupted by smog disaster for several days, the airport authority said. "This morning, a ...
  • Riau`s air quality hazardous to people`s health
    14th March 2014
    Ten air pollutant standard index devices installed in several districts and cities in the Riau Province showed that the air quality was categorized as hazardous to the peoples health. The data of the Riau Haze Disaster ...
  • Chevron to relocate employees to avoid smoke
    13th March 2014
    PT Chevron Pasific Indonesia (CPI) plans to relocate its workers and their families in areas affected by the smoke from forest and land fires to protect their health."Chevron plans to relocate those who are at high risk, such as ...
  • Task force deploy 558 personnel to hunt down forest encroachers
    13th March 2014
    The Riau Haze Emergency Task Force has deployed 558 personnel to hunt down forest encroachers and arsonists that caused forest, plantation and peat-soil fires in Riau. "The deployment of hundreds of personnel is to ...
  • Elephants can judge threat from human languages: Study
    11th March 2014
    Elephants are able to identify humans that pose a threat to them by distinguishing between the language and voices of different ethnic groups, a new study said Monday (March 10). The study, carried out in Amboseli National ...
  • Indonesia, Poland strengthen environmental cooperation
    9th March 2014
    Indonesia and Poland used the recent visit of Polish Secretary of State of Water Resources Stanishlaw Gawlowski, who led a Polish Green Technology Mission to Indonesia, as a momentum to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the ...
  • Haze reduces visibility in Pekanbaru to 50 to 70 meters
    9th March 2014
    Haze from forest and plantation fires reduced the visibility in Pekanbaru to around 50 and 70 meters on Sunday. "The weather today is very bad because of the thick haze. The government has set up a haze emergency task ...
  • Pekanbaru`s air very unhealthy due to haze
    9th March 2014
    Haze triggered by forest and plantation fires has caused the air quality in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, polluted and very unhealthy. "The haze problem now is worse than that in 1997 which occurred for only one week. ...