Tuesday, 9th February 2016
Environment
  • VP Kalla dispatches PMI team to haze-affected areas
    29th October 2015
    Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla, who is concurrently chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI), dispatched a PMI emergency response team to the haze-affected areas in Sumatra and Kalimantan on Thursday. "The PMI in the ...
  • Learn preventive measures to counter haze impacts: Indonesia minister
    29th October 2015
    Health Minister Nila Djuwita Anfasa Moeloek has called on the public to learn preventive measures against the impacts of haze emanating from forest fires, so they could stay healthy. "The public must know about preventive ...
  • Rains reduce the number of hotspots
    28th October 2015
    Rains in several parts of Sumatra and Kalimantan islands on Tuesday and Wednesday reduced the number of hotspots, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). "As rains fell, the number of hotspots fell, ...
  • Govt to use REDD+ funds to restore peat lands
    28th October 2015
    Vice President Jusuf Kalla said here on Wednesday that the government would use funds from the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) program to restore the peat lands in the country. "We ...
  • Thin smoke from Sumatra reaches northern Banten waters
    28th October 2015
    The smoke arising from land and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan has been spotted over the waters of north Banten. Climatology Station officer from the Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) Yanuar ...
  • Air quality in Sampit reportedly improving
    28th October 2015
    Air quality in Sampit, Central Kalimantan, is reported to be improving after certain areas received rain recently, thinning out the smoke. "Alhamdulillah (Thank God), the air is fresher although a thin layer of smoke ...
  • President Jokowi raises issue of forest fires at Brookings
    28th October 2015
    Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) raised the issue of forest fires during his policy speech at the Brookings Institution in here on Tuesday (Oct. 27). The fires are linked to deforestation and slash-and-burn ...
  • 557 hotspots detected across Sumatra
    27th October 2015
    The Terra and Aqua satellites detected 557 hotspots indicating forest and plantation fires across Sumatra Island on Tuesday at 5 a.m. local time. "Of the total hotspots, 415 were detected in South Sumatra, 125 in Jambi, ...
  • President issues instructions on handling forest fires
    23rd October 2015
    President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has issued several instructions on efforts to tackle land and forest fires during a limited cabinet meeting here on Friday, according to the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB). "The ...
  • Forest fires threaten endangered animal species
    23rd October 2015
    The ongoing land and forest fires in Sumatra and Kalimantan have put the lives of endangered animal species there on the line, an environmentalist has said. "Of course, their condition has become a cause for concern. The ...