Wednesday, 27th July 2016
Environment
  • As sea levels rise, economic damage piles up even faster: Study
    29th February 2016
    As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said on Monday. Extreme floods whipped up by storms will become ever more costly for cities as ...
  • Way Kambas National Park home to 247 elephants
    29th February 2016
    The Wildlife Conservation Societies Indonesia (WCSI) has estimated that there are 247 elephants in the Way Kambas National Park (TNWK) in Lampung Province. The number might be lower following the findings of two dead ...
  • Plastic bag charge levied on customers too low: Bandung mayor
    29th February 2016
    Mayor of Bandung Ridwan Kamil believes that the price of a plastic bag at Rp200, or less than two cents, being charged to customers is too low. "For metropolitan cities, it is too cheap," the mayor stated here, Sunday. ...
  • Terra and Aqua Satellites detects 68 hotspots over Sumatra Island
    28th February 2016
    The Meteorology Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) of Pekanbaru detected 68 hotspots that dotted Sumatra Island on Sunday. "The Terra and Aqua Satellites sensors identified 68 hotspots today, the highest number ...
  • Thailand`s infamous Tiger Temple fights to keep big cats
    26th February 2016
    Thailand's controversial Tiger Temple, dogged for years by talk that it supplies the black market and mistreats its animals, is fighting to keep the big cats after wildlife authorities rejected a bid to extend a zoo license ...
  • Jakarta to regulate use of plastic bags
    25th February 2016
    The Jakarta provincial administration plans to establish a gubernatorial regulation that manages the implementation of paid plastic bags in markets of the region. "In order to implement the paid plastic bag policy in ...
  • Golf course to be turned into city forest
    24th February 2016
    Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnomo extended his support to the Environment Ministrys plan to turn a golf course in Senayan, South Jakarta, into a city forest. "I support the Environment Ministrys plan to change the ...
  • Bank Mandiri stops restrict loan for oil palm plantations
    23rd February 2016
    The countrys largest lender PT Bank Mandiri has decided not to extend new credits for investors to open oil palm plantation in peat lands. "We no longer approve credit proposals to finance development of new oil palm ...
  • Perpetrator behind landfire that killed orangutans to face multiple charges
    23rd February 2016
    The perpetrators behind a land fire that led to the death of three orangutans in East Kalimantan last Saturday may face multiple charges, police said. "If the perpetrator is proven guilty of setting fire to land ...
  • Three orangutans reportedly killed in E Kalimantan`s land fire
    22nd February 2016
    Three orangutans were reportedly killed in a land fire near protected forest in Bontang city, East Kalimantan, on Saturday. Head of the Kutai National Park Office Erly Sukrismanto confirmed on Sunday the death of three ...