Environment

  • Indonesiab2ap3_large_Indonesia-reduces-deforestation-rate-as-researchers-urge-caution.jpg

    Indonesia reduces deforestation rate as researchers urge caution

    News General News Indonesia Water Portal Tuesday, 09 June 2020 Where there’s smoke: Thick smoke from forest fires in Nongsa in Batam, Riau Islands province, blankets the sky on April 15. (Antara/M N Kanwa) Source: The Jakarta PostDate: 9 June 2020 Indonesia has offered a glimpse of hope for the…

  • Indonesiab2ap3_large_New-study-shows-loss-of-Southeast-Asias-peat-forests-drives-climate-change.jpg

    New study shows loss of Southeast Asia’s peat forests drives climate change

    News General News Indonesia Water Portal Wednesday, 10 June 2020 In less than three decades, most of Southeast Asia’s peatlands (right) have been wholly or partially deforested, drained, and dried out (left). Photo: Alison Hoyt Source: ASEAN TodayDate: 10 June 2020 New research documents how clearing and drainage of peat…

  • General NewsClimate Change Impacts on Water-Related Sectors

    Climate Change Impacts on Water-Related Sectors

    Climate Change can be defined as any variations in climate patterns that last for a long period of time: decades or more. The prime cause of climate change is Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission, typically Carbon Dioxide (CO2) and Methane (CH4), mainly caused by burning fossil fuels for energy use. Now,…

  • General Newsb2ap3_large_Indonesia-province-declares-state-of-emergency-over-forest-fire-risk.jpg

    Indonesia province declares state of emergency over forest fire risk

    An Indonesian province declared a state of emergency Wednesday as officials said they had pinpointed hundreds of spots at risk of erupting into smog-belching forest fires that plague the region every year. (Photo: REUTERS) Source: The Business Times Date: 1 July 2020 An Indonesian province declared a state of emergency Wednesday…

  • General Newsb2ap3_large_Five-Plastic-Packaging-Facts-You-Need-to-Know-2.jpeg

    Five Plastic Packaging Facts You Need to Know

    Illustration of the sea filled with plastic (Photo by BBC BLUE PLANET) Source: Detikcom Date: 3 July 2020 Plastic packaging waste has always been a global issue. The DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has banned the use of disposable plastic bags starting from July 1, for the sake of a better environment.…

  • General Newsb2ap3_large_Three-reasons-why-banning-plastic-bags-is-problematic.jpg

    Three reasons why banning plastic bags is problematic

    Featured  A woman carrying a child stands in front of a giant mound of plastic waste in Bekasi, West Java. ANTARA FOTO/ Fakhri Hermansyah/pras Source: The Conversation Date: 17 July 2020 There has been a growing trend of restrictions and bans on plastic bag use worldwide. By mid-2018, over 127 countries had…

  • General Newsb2ap3_large_Plastic-pollution-plagues-Southeast-Asia-amid-Covid-19-lockdowns.jpg

    Plastic pollution plagues Southeast Asia amid Covid-19 lockdowns

    Featured  Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. (Photo: EPA) Source: South China Morning Post Date: 9 August 2020  Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia have seen a surge in plastic waste as environmental awareness takes a back seat to health concerns There has been a heavy reliance on food-delivery…

  • General Newsb2ap3_large_Replanting-alone-wont-stop-mangrove-degradation-Activists.jpg

    Replanting alone won’t stop mangrove degradation: Activists

    A man teaches a child how to plant mangroves in Pekan Bada, Aceh, on Aug. 4. (Photo by Chaideer Mahyuddin / AFP) Source: The Jakarta Post Date: 20 October 2020  When 53-year-old Azizi is not tending to his crab farm, he would be nursing the 456-hectare mangrove forest near his home…

  • General Newsb2ap3_large_Indonesias-latest-natural-disasters-are-a-wake-up-call-environmentalists-say.jpg

    Indonesia’s latest natural disasters are a ‘wake-up call’, environmentalists say

    At least 160 people have died due to natural disasters in the first weeks of 2021.(Source: AP / Yusuf Wahil) Source: ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) Date: 22 January 2021  Key points: Indonesia’s meteorology agency has warned of a potential increase in natural disasters up until March Activists say deforestation and environmental destruction…

Back to top button