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Land and forest fires ravaged Indonesia again in 2019. Tempo, Mongabay, Betahita, Malaysiakini, and the non-governmental organization Auriga Nusantara team up to investigate wildfires in dozens of forest and oil palm concessions. Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in the disaster that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia. Poor law enforcement and lax regulations may trigger similar disasters in the future. This report was made possible through our collaboration with the Pulitzer Center through the Rainforest Journalism Fund program.
Retno Lestari Priansari Marsudi, Foreign Minister: Rivalry Is Getting Fiercer During the Pandemic
Various large and small industries have been polluting Bengawan Solo River with liquid waste that goes beyond quality standard limits.
Lab results show that waste level for a number of factories around the Bengawan Solo River have exceeded quality standards.
To stand tall and proud
THE Agam Resort Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA) officers are measuring the diameter of the trunk of a medang tree (Litsea sp) in a forest in Koto Malintang, Agam Regency, West Sumatra, Thursday, August 20. Data from the West Sumatra BKSDA indicates that tree, predicted to be 560 years old, has a diameter of 4.6 meters, with 14 meters of stem circumference, and a total height of 50 meters. This has made the tree one of the biggest in Indonesia./ANTARA FOTO/Muhamad Arif Pribadi
AFTER handling various formalities to follow the KIP Kuliah (Higher Education Indonesia Smart Card) program, finally my child, Thrisa N.L., got information from her campus. At the end of August, she got a notification signed by the head of this private educational institution telling that she become one of the 20 new D-4 (diploma-4) hotelier students in the institute designated as a KIP Kuliah recipient.
“God tirelessly plays dice under laws which he has himself prescribed.”