Mercury poisoning found in Bengawan Solo river, research says

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 […]

Poor sanitation polluting well water in Manado

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 […]

Ministry of Environment upgrade its clean city award category

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 […]

The Use of Wood Saplings in Kendari would be Prohibited

Widespread use of forest wood saplings or dolken as construction material in Kendari reap the spotlight of Kendari Mayor Dr. Ir Asrun. He will stop the use of dolken because of the massive impact on deforestation. He also is considering to ban the use of dolken in Kendari, [Read full text on Berita Lingkungan]

Only 20 Percent of South Tangerang Waste Transported

Head of Cleanliness, Parks and Cemeteries Sector of South Tangerang Yepi Suherman recognizes waste management in the area of ​​Tangerang regency is not maximized. It can be seen from the small number of waste transported each day, only 20 percent or 120 tons from 600 tons that can be transported each day. [Read full text […]

The Case Traces of Clarion Hotel Kendari EIA

Grand Clarion Hotel in Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, re-examined the chronological development by Wahana Lingkungan Hidup (Walhi) Southeast Sulawesi for allegedly not having built EIA since the beginning of 2012 ago. Party BLH Kendari and Clarion Management also stated that hotel EIA is being made​​. Walhi then questioned the firmness of government and law enforcement agencies. […]

New Island Discovered in Bekasi

Head of The Center of Limnology Research Center for Indonesia’s Science Institution (LIPI) Gadis Sri Haryani, said that there is a new land mass discovered just 2 kilometers off the coast of Sederhana Beach, Bekasi, due to sedimentation. She said that it was a natural process that was caused by a river’s current after the flood […]

New Island Suddenly Emerges at Bekasi Sea

Bekasi Fishermen found a land emerged from the sea forming a new island with two-kilometer length and 15-meter width. The merged-land is located two kilometers from Sederhana beach, Bekasi, and becomes crowdedly visited by people. A community leader, Runci, explained that the phenomenon occurred for the first time in Bekasi northern coast. He speculated that the […]