Thursday, 21st August 2014
Environment
  • Global efforts needed to raise public awareness of wildlife protection: Achim Steiner
    4th March 2014
    The head of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) on Monday (3/3) called for global efforts to raise the publics environmental awareness and to curb illicit trade involving wild animals and their products, which is now at 19 ...
  • Indonesia govt sends team to investigate cause of Riau land fires
    3rd March 2014
    The Environment Ministry has sent a team of officers to look into the cause of forest and plantation fires, which have blanketed several parts of Sumatra island over the past few weeks. "We have sent a team there. They are ...
  • Ciremai National Park Center denies sales to Chevron
    3rd March 2014
    Chief of Mount Ciremai National Park Center Dulhadi has denied reports that the government sold Mount Ciremai, located in the Kuningan District, West Java Province, to a foreign energy company, Chevron Corporation. "The ...
  • Satellite detects 337 hotspots in Riau
    3rd March 2014
    The Terra and Aqua satellite detected 337 hotspots of forest and plantation fires in Riau Province on Monday morning. "The largest number is in Bengkalis with 121 hotspots," Sugarin, the head of the Pekanbaru ...
  • North Sumatera hase delays 28 flights
    2nd March 2014
    A total of 28 flights at Kualanamu Airport, North Sumatra, were delayed on Sunday due to thick smock covering the airport."Up to 9 pm on Sunday, a number of flights at Kualanamu airport were delayed. There was also a plane ...
  • Haze affects health of 28,000 residents in Riau
    1st March 2014
    More than 28,000 people are suffering from various smoke-related diseases, due to forest and land fires occurring over the past five weeks in Riau Province. Riau Provinces Health Service released figures on the latest ...
  • Bangka forest should function as "city`s lung": Official
    1st March 2014
    The much-visited forest in Sungailiat, Bangka-Belitung (Babel) province, should function as a lung, providing fresh air to Sungailiat city, Bangka district head Tarmizi Saat said here on Saturday. "Besides becoming the ...
  • Satellite detects 1,046 hotspots from forest fires in Sumatra
    1st March 2014
    The Terra and Aqua satellite has detected 1,046 hotspots from forest, plantation and peatland fires across Sumatra Island, it was reported Saturday morning. "Of the total number, 963 were found in Riau Province. The number ...
  • Fires scorch 6,000 hectares of land, forests in Riau
    1st March 2014
    Six thousand hectares of land and forests were destroyed by fire in Riau province, according to a disaster mitigation agency official. "Based on data taken through aerial and land surveys, the land and forests that ...
  • Strict law enforcement ordered against forest fire perpetrators
    28th February 2014
    As haze shrouded Sumatras cities over the past two months, President Yudhoyono has ordered strict law enforcement to deal with forest fires mostly set deliberately and unlawfully to clear land for plantation and farming. To ...