6:27 pm October 21, 2014 | No Comment
Oslo. The United States and European Union want the U.N. to stress the low cost of fighting climate change in a draft handbook on the issue that it is compiling, a leaked document showed on Tuesday. The United States wants the handbook to do more to show that the costs of action “will be almost […]
12:54 pm October 11, 2014 | No Comment
Authorities closed down the international airport in Balikpapan for an hour on Saturday after visibility fell below the legal limit because of air pollution caused by forest fires. It was the first time the airport has been closed because of haze.
8:23 pm October 10, 2014 | No Comment
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has failed to adequately address the population decline of Indonesia’s wild animals and curb the country’s growing ecological footprint, the director of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) says.
10:00 am October 9, 2014 | No Comment
Greenpeace campaigner Arif Fiyanto said Luky Eko Wuryanto, a deputy minister for infrastructure and regional development at the Coordinating Ministry of Economic Affairs, announced that the financial closing for the power plant has been extended by a week as they reach the process of finalizing negotiations between state power company Perusahaan Listrik Negara and Bhimasena Power Indonesia.
2:44 pm October 4, 2014 | No Comment
The United States has struck a deal to reduce Indonesia's debts in exchange for Jakarta pledging about $12 million for programs to protect endangered species and their habitats on Sumatra island, conservationists said Friday.
11:00 pm October 2, 2014 | No Comment
Four experienced Dutch dairy farmers have come to Indonesia to train local farmers in ways to improve milk production. The initiative aims to helps farmers share their experiences and knowledge in order to help local dairy farmers to increase the quality and quantity of their milk production.
10:00 pm October 2, 2014 | No Comment
The landmark Climate Summit convened by the United Nations secretary-general last week in New York was unprecedented in terms of the participation of leaders, the private sector and a range of other stakeholders. The level and scale of enthusiasm it generated augurs well for global climate action and for future generations. This new momentum must now translate into real action in Asia and the Pacific.
1:20 am October 2, 2014 | No Comment
Fire burning dry forest in Mount Merbabu since last weekend has spread from western to eastern slopes, as police and Mount Merbabu National Park Agency, or BTNGM, officials sent firefighters Tuesday to the wildfires from escalating further out of control.