2:23 pm April 19, 2014 | No Comment
Each month in Southeast Asia, an area three times the size of Jakarta is stripped of its trees.
11:22 am April 17, 2014 | No Comment
On this day 18 years ago, in the Brazilian state Para at El Dorado dos Carajas, 1,500 people occupied and blocked BR-150 highway with the aim of convincing the government to implement agrarian reform. This resulted in 69 injuries and the deaths of 21 people.
10:38 am April 17, 2014 | 4 Comments
Lake Maninjau, the 11th-largest in Indonesia, lies about 460 meters above sea level in the Tanjung Raya subdistrict of Agam in West Sumatra. It has a surface area of almost 100 square kilometers and a water catchment area of almost 25,000 hectares. Sadly, it is one of 15 lakes in Indonesia that are severely degraded, which has a serious impact on the lives of communities surrounding it.
11:15 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Police in Aceh have arrested another six people for allegedly killing a Sumatran elephant for its tusks, bringing to 12 the number of suspected poachers nabbed in the case.
9:52 am April 16, 2014 | No Comment
Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.8 percent in 2013, according to government data, driven by lower electricity demand and a bigger share of renewables in the energy mix.
7:20 pm April 15, 2014 | No Comment
Geneva, Switzerland. The UN weather agency on Tuesday warned there was a good chance of an “El Nino” climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year, bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said its modelling suggested a “fairly large potential for an El Nino, most more »
12:04 pm April 15, 2014 | No Comment
Smog-hit China is set to pass a new law that would give Beijing more powers to shut polluting factories and punish officials, and even place protected regions off-limits to industrial development, scholars with knowledge of the situation said.
11:50 am April 15, 2014 | 3 Comments
Police in Aceh have arrested six people for allegedly killing three Sumatran elephants this year for their tusks, and are still searching for seven other suspects.