11:40 pm February 17, 2015 | 3 Comments
Activists have called on the Sleman district government in Yogyakarta to end illegal sand mining in villages near Mount Merapi, saying that the activities have been causing environmental damage in the area since the operations began last November.
12:23 pm February 17, 2015 | No Comment
With each new decade the continent is witnessing more droughts, heatwaves and deadly floods like those that overwhelmed Malawi and Mozambique in January, according to experts at the African Ministerial Conference on Meteorology.
8:13 am February 17, 2015 | No Comment
Environmental scientists raised concern on Monday at rising levels of gases that attack Earth’s protective ozone layer, including manmade chemicals not covered by a key UN treaty.
3:42 am February 13, 2015 | No Comment
If people do not take action to rein in climate change by curbing fossil fuel use, long-lasting mega-droughts are increasingly likely in the western US later this century, researchers said on Thursday.
4:23 pm February 11, 2015 | No Comment
Attempts to curb climate change by capturing carbon underground or geo-engineering to help the Earth better reflect incoming sunlight are nowhere near ready for use, a US panel of scientists said on Tuesday.
4:04 pm February 11, 2015 | No Comment
For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest. Storms, droughts, floods, spells of extreme heat or cold: all can destroy wealth, ravage harvests, force people off land, exacerbate ancient rivalries and unleash a fight for resources, they say.
3:29 pm February 11, 2015 | No Comment
Indonesian men ride on Sumatran elephants as they patrol though dense jungle in the west of the tropical archipelago, warriors on the front line of the fight against illegal logging and poaching.
6:51 pm February 5, 2015 | No Comment
The governor of East Kalimantan has announced a plan to stop issuing land-use permits for mining and plantation concessions in the province's forests.
10:29 am January 30, 2015 | 1 Comment
Environmental group Protection of Forest and Fauna, or ProFauna, celebrated Indonesian Primate Day on Thursday with a nationwide campaign advocating for an end to the trade of primates in Indonesia, particularly those that are endangered.
12:38 pm January 29, 2015 | No Comment
President Joko Widodo has disbanded Indonesia's BP REDD+ agency, which was established in 2013 to help the country meet greenhouse gas emission targets from deforestation, and merged it with Ministry of Environment and Forestry.
3:20 pm January 28, 2015 | No Comment
The fact that conservation is not easy is even more reason to look hard at who achieves what in Indonesian conservation and select only the most effective and efficient group to govern the country’s threatened wildlife and habitats. A review of conservation roles and responsibilities is urgently needed.
2:26 am January 28, 2015 | 2 Comments
Amid rising tensions and an onslaught of criticism triggered by the ongoing skirmish between the National Police and the national antigraft agency, President Joko Widodo has managed to come out on top in the eyes of one group.
9:57 am January 27, 2015 | No Comment
Extreme “La Nina” weather events that cool the Pacific Ocean and can disrupt weather worldwide will paradoxically happen almost twice as often in a warming world, an international team of scientists said on Monday.
9:14 am January 26, 2015 | 4 Comments
So far this year, Jakarta has been fortunate enough to escape the torrential downpours of 2007 and 2013, but the challenge still remains: How will Jakarta survive its annual flooding in years to come, as population growth remains high, urbanization continues unabated, and climate change continues to deliver intense and unpredictable weather events?