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01-Mar-2017 Water-Bombing Choppers Bound for Riau's Forest Fires
The National Disaster Mitigation Agency, or BNPB, will send water-bombing helicopters to Riau in Sumatra as soon...
Indonesia-Peatland,Haze and Fire
27-Feb-2017 Kebijakan “Land Swap” Dikritisi Walhi
Jakarta – Kebijakan “land swap” lahan gambut milik pemegang konsesi yang ada di area fungsi lindung dikritisi...
27-Feb-2017 "A sense of despair": The mental health cost of unchecked climate change
But looking beyond the physical, experts are also trying to sound the alarm about the quieter, more insidious...
Climate Change
24-Feb-2017 ASEAN sets priorities to address transboundary haze pollution in Mekong sub-region
ASEAN Ministers and representatives responsible for land, forest fires and haze from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar,...
24-Feb-2017 Island focus: Two men arrested for burning peatland
The Riau land and forest fire emergency task force has arrested two people for allegedly burning peatland in...
Indonesia-Peatland,Haze and Fire
22-Feb-2017 Conversion of peatland concessions into conservation areas commences
The Indonesian government has started the process of converting concessions and plantations in peatlands into...
21-Feb-2017 Villar opens exhibit showcasing wetland wonders of the Philippines
Villar said the exhibit, called Wetland Wonders of the Philippines, was mounted at the second floor of the Senate...
21-Feb-2017 Hot spots reappear in Riau as dry season approaches
While other parts of Indonesia are experiencing flooding and heavy downpours, Riau is bracing for the dry season as...
21-Feb-2017 EARTH WIRE -- Two additional helicopters needed to anticipate Riau`s forest fires: Nurendi
Pekanbaru (ANTARA News) - Two additional helicopters are needed in Riau Province, Sumatra Island, to anticipate the...
21-Feb-2017 New HSBC policy 'first step towards sustainable palm oil finance'
HSBC today published a new ‘No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation’ policy covering its financing of palm oil...
20-Feb-2017 Mapping the world’s largest tropical peatland
The world’s largest tropical peatland carbon store has been mapped for the first time and it is 16 times bigger...
17-Feb-2017 Task force of forest fire prevention extinguishes land fires
Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) - A task force of forest fire prevention workers in Riau province has managed...
16-Feb-2017 Keeping Asean haze-free
THE great peatlands of Southeast Asia are incalculably valuable, both within the region and to all humanity.
16-Feb-2017 Exploring Indonesia's Long and Complicated History of Forest Fires
For decades, forest and land fires in Indonesia have been an annual environmental crisis, but the dry conditions...
10-Feb-2017 Government wins in forest fire case
Ministry wins another case in court against firm responsible for forest burning Court orders fine of US$35 million...
09-Feb-2017 World’s largest tropical peatlands discovered in swamp forests of Congo Basin
A vast area of peatlands in the swamp forests of the Congo Basin, known as the Cuvette Centrale peatlands, has...
07-Feb-2017 Indonesia to issue regulation on water level monitoring systems to tackle forest fires
PULANG PISAU, Central Kalimantan: Indonesia will soon issue a regulation to make it compulsory for land...
06-Feb-2017 NGOs Refuse Draft Bill on Palm Oil
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - A number of organizations namely Human Rights Working Groups (HRWG), the Public Research...
06-Feb-2017 Indonesia to issue regulation on water level monitoring systems to tackle forest fires
It will soon be compulsory for land concession owners to install these systems to ensure peatlands are kept...
04-Feb-2017 100,000 may have died but there is still no justice over Indonesian air pollution
A fightback against the perpetrators is underway, but litigation is proving unappealing and burdensome for victims

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