An expert say Indonesia is yet to have a waste management blueprint. Waste power plant is seen as short and middle term solution to stop waste from contaminating the environment.
North Sulawesi has a high risk of disease transmission from wild animals to domestic livestock and humans. Apart from the rich biodiversity of the island, the local habit of meat consumption exposes communities to zoonotic diseases.
North Sulawesi is an endemic area of rabies and boasts the highest number of deaths in Indonesia. Dog population that exceeds the number of vaccines and low public awareness are to blame for the prevalence of the disease.
Pekalongan City is named one of nine filariasis endemic districts/cities in Central Java. Citizen compliance and environmental factors play a major role in preventing the spread of this disease.
The number of cyclists in cities increased significantly during the pandemic. Experts say local administrations should use the trend as an opportunity to upgrade public transportation system in a bid to improve air quality.
Wonogiri, Ekuatorial – A research on Thursday (26/6) revealed high level of mercury found in Bengawan Solo river due to massive gold mining. Based on research conducted by University of Sebelas Maret. mercury level in the area has exceeded its standard, which is 0,002 milligrams per liter. “Mercury level should be 0 in accordance to […]
Manado, Ekuatorial – North Sulawesi Environmental Agency on Friday (27/2) revealed that most of people’s wells were polluted resulted from increasing population and poor sanitation. “We took samples from 12 wells randomly during 2014. As a result, they were showing poor water quality of their wells,” said Sonny Runtuwene, head of the agency adding that […]
Timika, Jubi – Mimika Bupati Entinus Omaleng, SE, was angry seeing piles of garbage at the street causing less favorable view. Omaleng’s wrath was seen as he drove towards Timika city roads which were filled with waste during his unannounced inspection, on Monday (15/12). “The officer definitely did not pick up this trash. In addition, […]
Wonogiri, Ekuatorial – President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo opted planting trees over upstream areas rather than dredging Gajah Mungkur dam, in Wonogiri, Central Java. During his visit to the dam on Saturday (29/11), President Jokowi said that Gajah Mungkur dam has thick sedimentation, over six million cubic meters per year, caused by erosion. He argued that […]
Jakarta, Ekuatorial – The Ministry of Environment promised to revitalized its clean city awards following criticisms on the low credibility of the program, said a senior official. The clean city award, dubbed as Adipura award which was launched since 1986, is under heavy criticisms for being not truly reflecting the cities’ performance on environment and […]