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Karanganyar empties its landfills to contain increased waste during Ramadan

Karanganyar, Ekuatorial – Anticipating increased waste volume during holiday season, Karanganyar Sanitary and Park agency emptied available landfills in the area, said a senior official, on Monday (20/7). The agency predicted 20 percent rise of waste volume during seven days before Muslims’ Eid al-fitr celebration and a few days after celebration, especially tourists’ areas. “We […]

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Two years sentenced for orangutan trader in Medan

Medan, Ekuatorial – Despite still lower than charged by prosecutors, two years sentenced for illegal wildlife trader was still considered as positive development in tackling the crime, said animal activists and officials. On February, Vast Haris Nugroho Nasution was caught red-handed in an undercover police set up for selling a baby orangutan (Pongo abelii), in […]

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South Minahasa environment office investigates pollution by coconut oil company

Amurang, Ekuatorial – Following complaints from villagers, South Minahasa Environmental Office conducted an investigation towards a local coconut oil company allegedly polluting water, said a senior official, last week. Known as copra producer area, dozens of coconut oil companies established in South Minahasa, however, local villagers have long suspected that companies have been dumping waste […]

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Normal routines for Sorong people amid high tide warnings

Sorong, Ekuatorial – Despite of early warning on high tides, people were still running about their routines either to sold coconut or to fish in the sea, said a local villager of Soop island, Sorong district, last week. “[The] south season has come with high tide but we are used to sign nature’s signs, such […]

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    ASEAN Holds Talks on Forest Fires

    07/28/2015 clip Submitted news

    Forest fires and haze disaster are one of the main agenda that was discussed in the meeting held by the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) and environment ministries from several Asean members. The meeting, titled Technical Working Group Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution, was attended by five environment ministers from Indonesia, Brunei Darussalam, […]

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    Bali Airport Closed, Flights Cancelled After Mount Raung Eruption

    07/22/2015 clip Submitted news

    Lion Air cancelled 35 flights to and from Ngurah Rai Airport in Bali on Wednesday, July 22, 2015, for safety reasons after Mount Raung spews volcanic ashes. “The authorities will close the airport from 1 to 6pm [local time],” said Lion Air Director Edward Sirait in a statement on Wednesday. The decision also affected all […]

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    Mount Raung Erupts, Spews Volcanic Ashes

    07/22/2015 clip Submitted news

    Mount Raung rumbled and erupted volcanic materials on Tuesday July 21. The eruption was marked with dark ashes on top of the volcano. “[We] can see fire erupting on Raung’s crater. We can see it from Sumberwringin,” said Sri, a resident of Sumberwringin district. “We can also feel the ashes here; the rumbles as well.” […]

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    Garut Residents Protest Alleged Trash Burning at Near Homes

    07/22/2015 clip Submitted news

    Residents of Pasir Bajing hamlet in Sukaraja village, Banyuresmi district in Garut, West Java, have obstructed the entrance to a landfill near their residence on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Residents blocked the entrance by piling garbage up to 80cm high at the entrance of the landfill – effectively preventing garbage trucks from dropping off trash […]

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    Togafo Residents Evacuated as Mount Gamalama Erupts Again

    07/22/2015 clip Submitted news

    Ternate’s Administration has re-evacuated 755 residents or 209 families in Togafo Subdistrict in Ternate pulau District, as Mount Gamalama continues to exhibit signs of increased activities. Thamrin Marsaoly, a member of Mount Gamalama Disaster Mitigation Unit, said that the evacuation is necessitated by the fact that Togafo Subdistrict lies in the path of the volcano’s […]

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    Volcano forces fresh shutdown of Bali airport

    07/22/2015 clip Submitted news

    Ash spewing from a volcano closed the airport on the Indonesian resort island of Bali Wednesday for the third time this month, forcing the cancellation of flights and stranding tourists during peak holiday season. Mount Raung on Indonesia’s main island of Java, which has been rumbling for weeks, sent an ash cloud floating over Bali […]

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    Karanganyar empties its landfills to contain increased waste during Ramadan

    07/22/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Karanganyar, Ekuatorial – Anticipating increased waste volume during holiday season, Karanganyar Sanitary and Park agency emptied available landfills in the area, said a senior official, on Monday (20/7). The agency predicted 20 percent rise of waste volume during seven days before Muslims’ Eid al-fitr celebration and a few days after celebration, especially tourists’ areas. “We […]

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    Extreme weather hits Papua, 11 dead

    07/16/2015 clip Submitted news

    At least 11 people from three districts in Lanny Jaya regency, Papua, have died after extreme cold weather hit the area earlier this month, a local official said. Speaking to The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Tuesday, Lanny Jaya regional administration secretary Christian Siholait said extremely cold temperatures along with hail had occurred […]

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    Two years sentenced for orangutan trader in Medan

    07/11/2015 clip Ekuatorial

    Medan, Ekuatorial – Despite still lower than charged by prosecutors, two years sentenced for illegal wildlife trader was still considered as positive development in tackling the crime, said animal activists and officials. On February, Vast Haris Nugroho Nasution was caught red-handed in an undercover police set up for selling a baby orangutan (Pongo abelii), in […]

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