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22-Jun-2017 20 Hectares of Peatland in Ogan Ilir Burned
TEMPO.CO, Palembang - Some 20 hectares of peatland in Parit Village, Ogan Ilir District, South Sumatra, was burned...
Peatland Fire and Haze
19-Jun-2017 Slowly oxidizing peat releases as much carbon as burning in Southeast Asia
Peat oxidation in the west of insular Southeast Asia has resulted in the release of 2.5 gigatonnes of carbon...
19-Jun-2017 Brunei hailed for perfectly preserved peat bogs
BRUNEI Darussalam’s peat bogs have been regarded as one of the last perfectly preserved wetlands in the world where...
Peat Conservation
17-Jun-2017 Groundwater Could Play a Major Role in Controlling and Preventing Forest Fires
A recent study puts forth a new factor for judging the flammability of forests: groundwater.
Peat Conservation
16-Jun-2017 Biologists have explored how testate amoebae survive in peat fires
Scientists have studied the impact of wildfire on testate amoebae
15-Jun-2017 Banks on the path of responsible financing
Plantations on peat
15-Jun-2017 People matter for peat
Better management of Indonesia’s vast peatlands, some of the biggest and most efficient carbon stores on the...
Peatlands and People
15-Jun-2017 Lobby groups drop lawsuit against Indonesian environment law
Part of a fight over how to regulate the plantation sector in the wake of Indonesia’s largest fire disaster...
13-Jun-2017 Tropical peat forests can become carbon emitters
WASHINGTON, D.C.: Peat bogs in tropical forests, long key outlets for greenhouse gases, could dry up from farming...
Peat degradation
12-Jun-2017 Peatlands, already dwindling, could face further losses
Climate change could damage the fragile zones, causing major carbon emissions
Climate Change
12-Jun-2017 Tropical forest diversity and carbon richness not linked, study finds
Though biodiversity and carbon storage have been linked in past forest research, a new study using Amazon, Congo...
12-Jun-2017 Guatemala provides an example of community forest management for Indonesia
An Indonesian delegation traveled to the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Guatemala to learn about community-managed...
Peatlands and People
11-Jun-2017 Indonesia gives assurance 2015 haze will not recur this year
JAKARTA: Indonesia has given the assurance that the massive forest fires that caused thick haze to blanket parts of...
09-Jun-2017 ‘Give us back our land’: paper giants struggle to resolve conflicts with communities in Sumatra
The operations of Asia Pulp & Paper and Toba Pulp Lestari remain rife with disputes with indigenous groups who say...
Plantations on peat
08-Jun-2017 No, palm oil is not responsible for 40% of global deforestation
"The conversion of land to oil palm plantations alone is responsible for 40% of the loss of natural forest cover...
08-Jun-2017 Dayak activist Emmanuela Shinta: ‘We want to be heroes, not victims.’
Why an enterprising spirit is required to tackle peatland challenges on a local level
Peatlands and People
07-Jun-2017 Indonesia’s plantation lobby challenges environmental law
The country’s main palm oil and timber associations are seeking to reduce their liability for fires that occur on...
Plantations on peat
07-Jun-2017 The power of science communication
How the media can help protect Indonesia’s peatlands
Peatlands and People
07-Jun-2017 Finally, Real Action from Big Banks on Deforestation
This month BNP Paribas, the world’s seventh-largest financial institution, announced a new palm oil policy that...
Plantations on peat
06-Jun-2017 Dennis del Castillo of Peruvian Amazon Research Institute: ‘Peatlands are seen as wastelands’
How Peru can learn from Indonesia's experience to better manage its peatlands
Peat Conservation

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