Farmers battling pests in Central Java

Solo, Ekuatorial – With bad weather continues to hit Central Java, farmers are left battling pests in their paddy fields on their own as local officials have yet to receive any reports on the condition. “Around eight hectares of paddy fields are attacked by golden apple snail (Pomacea canaliculata lamarck ) and four hectares must […]

Indonesia turns to marine to combat climate change

Jakarta, Ekuatorial – As Indonesia step up its maritime resources, senior official for climate change negotiation said on Tuesday (23/12) that they will develop marine as renewable energy potential. “We have forgotten that 70 percent of Indonesia’s areas is ocean. Indonesia is a nation with a huge potential for renewable energy from marine sector. We […]

BMKG : Typhoon Hagupit alert for North Sulawesi

Manado, Ekuatorial – Manado Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics or BMKG warned impacts of Typhoon Hagupit for people living in North Sulawesi, including Manado, the capital city. “Rains and winds happening now in North Sulawesi province were caused by tropical cyclone phenomenon, Typhoon Hagupit affecting wind pattern in the province,” said Novria, an official of Manado […]

DNPI : Adaptation urgent to tackle climate change related natural disasters

Jakarta, Ekuatorial – Around 80 percent of natural disasters in Indonesia caused by climate change which place adaptation efforts more crucial to tackle by government, said an official in Jakarta, on Tuesday (25/11). “There are two impacts [of climate change], which are direct impacts such as floods, droughts, landslides, and sea level rise. Meanwhile, indirect […]

Fire care community established to protect Mount Merbabu National Park

Boyolali, Ekuatorial – Mount Merbabu National Park agency established a group of volunteers or known as fire care community to tackle forest fires in the area, said an official, in Boyolali, Central Java, on Monday (26/10). Mount Merbabu, stretched across Semarang, Magelang, and Boyolali districts, is a protected area of 5,725 hectares serve as conservation […]

40 hectares peats burned down in Sebangau National Park

Palangka Raya, Ekuatorial – Nearly forty hectares of areas burned down at Sebangau National Park in Central Kalimantan, an official said on Tuesday (16/9). Nandang Prihadi, Head of Central Kalimantan Natural Resources Agency, said that fires ravaging Bangah village, Pulang Pisau sub district, were the hardest to extinguish even with the help of forest fires […]