11:37 am May 21, 2015 | No Comment
Republican Jeb Bush said on Wednesday that the Earth's climate was changing but that scientific research did not clearly show how much of the change was due to humans and how much was from natural causes.
7:24 pm May 18, 2015 | No Comment
Activists have criticized a presidential decree issued last week that extends Indonesia’s moratorium on new logging and plantation permits, saying it once again fails to offer strong law enforcement measures to ensure implementation and protect the country’s waning forests.
9:07 pm May 17, 2015 | No Comment
The Singaporean government has called on financial institutions operating in Southeast Asia to exercise caution in funneling funds to palm oil producers, saying scrutiny on the sector continues to intensify with recurring problems in transboundary haze.
9:19 pm May 11, 2015 | 3 Comments
It was almost 10 a.m. when a group of men rowed their kayaks along the lush and narrow swamp to a peat land forest located an hour away from their village in Pungkat, Indragiri Hilir, Riau.
9:06 pm May 11, 2015 | 1 Comment
A palm oil industry body has ordered a unit of one of the world’s major producers to stop buying or developing new plantations in Indonesia, in a dispute seen as a test case on expansion by agribusiness firms versus local land rights.
8:47 am May 6, 2015 | 1 Comment
Expanding agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation around the world, and giving local residents greater control over forested land leads to better environmental management, forest researchers said on Wednesday.
2:17 pm May 5, 2015 | No Comment
Holding global warming to a 2-degree Celsius temperature rise — the cornerstone of an expected new global climate agreement in December — will fail to prevent many of climate change’s worst impacts, a group of scientists and other experts warned on May 1.
10:36 am May 4, 2015 | No Comment
Climate change threatens some of China’s most important infrastructure projects, China’s top meteorologist warned in a state newspaper, adding the country’s rate of warming was higher than the global average.
6:17 pm April 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
Flying has become less energy intensive than driving, at least in the United States, according to the surprising findings of an analysis of energy consumption by the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute.
10:44 pm April 28, 2015 | No Comment
A plenary discussion held at an environmental-economic summit in Jakarta called for public-private-people partnerships, or PPPP, to leverage a sustainable business model as part of Indonesia’s green economy initiatives.
9:16 am April 23, 2015 | No Comment
Economic output by the world’s oceans is worth $2.5 trillion a year, rivalling nations such as Britain or Brazil, but marine wealth is sinking fast because of over-fishing, pollution and climate change, a study said on Thursday.
11:13 am April 18, 2015 | No Comment
Way back in 1999, before he became China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao warned that water scarcity posed one of the greatest threats to the “survival of the nation”. Sixteen years later, that threat looms ever larger, casting a forbidding shadow over China’s energy and food security and demanding urgent solutions with significant regional, and even global, consequences.
6:18 pm April 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
The conservation agency in Jambi together with the province's police force detained two people on Wednesday for allegedly attempting to sell Sumatran tiger skin in Berbak National Park, Indonesian media reported on Wednesday.
7:15 am April 14, 2015 | No Comment
Warming seas may spell the end to traditional British food favorites such as haddock and chips, researchers said on Monday.