Officials shut down illegal mining in Mount Lawu

Karanganyar, Ekuatorial – Amid strong rejections from local villagers, officials on Tuesday (2/10) finally shutting down illegal mining in Karanganyar district, Central Java. On Sunday, local villagers have complained on mining activities in the slopes of Mount Lawu, especially to extract sands. They feared that the activities might trigger landslides and flash floods which will […]

Yogyakarta mapped out dry-season-affected areas

Yogyakarta, – The Yogyakarta Regional Disaster Management Agency (BPBD) mapped out 24 sub-districts affected with water crisis as the result of drought. Head of the agency Gatot Saptadi said that 24 sub-districts comprised of 15 sub-districts in Gunung Kidul, four sub-districts in Bantul, four sub-districts in Kulon Progo and one in Sleman. “For Yogjakarta, […]

Illegal Mining in Mount Lawu threatened local villagers

Karanganyar, Ekuatorial – Despite of protests from local villagers, illegal mining in Karanganyar district, Central Java were getting worse threatening not only their lives but also their homes, said a villager on Sunday (29/9). Located in the slopes of Mount Lawu, illegal miners have been plainly dispatching heavy machineries to extract sands. These miners, comprise […]

Mining moratorium for Donggala, says official

Donggala, Ekuatorial – Massive environmental destruction and heavy pressures from green activists prompted official of Donggala district, Central Sulawesi, to impose mining moratorium. “We are giving a month time, from Aug 21 to Sept 21, to all miners to immediately complete their permits and other related requirements,” said Syamsul Alam, head of Donggala Energy and […]

Government dig up volcanic covered spring for clean water in Klaten

Klaten, Ekuatorial – Emergency status over 34 villagers in Klaten, Central Java, prompted local aid disaster agency to dig up spring which had been covered by volcanic material resulted from the 2010 Mount Merapi erupsion. Sri Winoto, head of Klaten Natural Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD), said that the Bebeng spring, located in Glagaharjo village, Cangkringan […]

Water scarcity hit dry-season-affected-districts in Central java

Sragen/Boyolali, Ekuatorial – Dried up springs due to long dry season had forced most of Sragen villagers to consume dirty water, said a villager on Friday (19/9). Danuri of Dukuh village, Tangen sub-district, Sragen district, Central Java, said that they have been using water from ponds which was not clean. “Our wells were all dried […]

Coral Finder Able to Identify 80 Corals Genus

Bali, Ekuatorial – The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries noted, Indonesia has extensive coral reefs about 51.000 km2 or 18% of the total area of the coral reefs in the world. Unfortunately during the last 50 years, the decline in the quality of Indonesia’s coral reefs has increased from 10% to 50% based on […]

Mining In Central Aceh Is Already Stop

Mining and Energy Section Head from Department of Mines and Energy Central Aceh, Husnawati said that in Central Aceh the region has not mines. So far there are only two major companies. “In the past there are many large companies in Central Aceh, but they had to stop and get out of the Central Aceh […]