Thursday, 24 Rabiul Awwal 1441 / 21 November 2019

Thursday, 24 Rabiul Awwal 1441 / 21 November 2019

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Orangutans to extinct if forest fire still occurs

Tuesday, 24 Sep 2019 00:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, KETAPANG -- IAR Foundation Chairman Tantyo Bangun said wildfire ia a tragedy which clearly threatens humans. In addition, the habitat of orangutans and other wildlife inside the forest...

Pekanbaru runs out of air purifier

Monday, 23 Sep 2019 07:36 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Most of the electronic stores in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, have been running out of air purifier in the last two weeks, following a massive buying by...

Kalimantan wildfire forces orang utan trespass residential

Thursday, 19 Sep 2019 00:03 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT -- Some orang utans (Pongo pygmaeus) fled their habitat and trespassed on residential areas in East Kotawaringin District, Central Kalimantan Province, owing to wildfires raging here for...

New capital city area affected by smoke

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 18:27 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PENAJAM — Penajam Paser Utara Regency in East Kalimantan, a new prospective capital city of Indonesia was shrouded thin haze on Tuesday (Sept 17). In the morning, thin haze...

Dozens of orang utans suffers respiratory infection

Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019 13:02 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PALANGKA RAYA -- Dozens of orang utans undergoing rehabilitation in the Borneo Orangutan Survival (BOS) Foundation area in Nyaru Menteng, Central Kalimantan Province, are reportedly ailing from acute...

Garuda cancels 12 flights due to smog in Kalimantan

Monday, 16 Sep 2019 10:55 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- National flag carrier Garuda Indonesia cancelled 12 domestic flights on Sunday due to smog resulting in limited visibility. The decision to cancel the flights was based...

West Kalimantan police arrest 52 suspects in wildfire cases

Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019 14:09 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -- The West Kalimantan police arrested 52 suspects in land and forest fire cases in the province, West Kalimantan Police Chief Insp. Gen. Didi Haryono stated. "A...

Minister admits poor law enforcement in handling wildfire

Thursday, 22 Aug 2019 08:23 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto has admitted poor law enforcement against individuals applying slash and burn method caused forest and land fires....

Tesso Nilo elephants show signs of stress due to forest fire

Wednesday, 14 Aug 2019 08:35 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Mahouts of the elephant Flying Squad at the Tesso Nilo National (TNTN ) Park had to evacuate the trained elephants to a safer place, as they...

Pontianak plans to change school hours due to haze

Tuesday, 13 Aug 2019 02:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PONTIANAK -- Mayor of Pontianak, West Kalimantan, Edi Rusdi Kamtono announced the local government's plan to temporarily change school working hours, without dismissing learning activities, in the city...

Satellite detects 2,070 hotspots across Indonesia

Friday, 09 Aug 2019 02:01 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The Indonesian Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry recorded 2,070 hotspots, with a confidence rate at over 80 percent, during the January-July 2019 period, based on monitoring...

700 Pekanbaru people suffer respiratory illness due to haze

Monday, 05 Aug 2019 10:10 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Some 700 people in Pekanbaru, Riau Province, currently suffer from respiratory illness as haze from forest fires has shrouded the city over the last several days....

Smog lowers visibility in Pekanbaru

Tuesday, 30 Jul 2019 14:57 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- Haze from forest and land fires blanketing Pekanbaru City, Riau Province, since Tuesday morning, has reduced visibility, an official of the Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency...

Jokowi highlights efforts to overcome smoke haze

Sunday, 16 Dec 2018 07:45 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has disclosed his government's efforts to overcome smoke haze that affected several parts of Indonesia, including Riau Province, for dozens of years....

Crater of Mt Bromo continues to issue solfatara smoke

Saturday, 21 Nov 2015 09:47 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PROBOLINGGO -- Head of Bromo Observation Post, M. Syafii, said the crater of Mount Bromo (2,329 masl) continued to issue solfatara smoke with a height of 50 meters...

Not only respiratory infection, smoke victims also can suffer hypoxia

Saturday, 14 Nov 2015 07:53 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- Association of Specialist Doctors of Indonesia (PB PAPDI) released the effects of smoke that occurred due to land and forest fire. One of the long-term impact...

10 flights in Pekanbaru postponed due to thick smoke

Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015 17:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU –- Authority of Sultan Syarif Kasim II International Airport Pekanbaru said there were 10 domestic and international flights that were forced to delay the process of landing...

Minister: President wants severe punishment for criminals of illegal logging

Thursday, 27 Nov 2014 13:30 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU -- President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wants severe punishment for illegal logging to give a true deterrent. Legal process must be held for illegal logging suspects without interference,...

Health agency distributes 1,500 anti-haze masks in South Kalimantan

Friday, 03 Oct 2014 21:28 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BANJARBARU - The Health Agency of Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan, will distribute 1,500 masks to protect the residents from haze caused by forest and land fires. Banjarbaru Deputy Mayor Ogi...

Haze limits visibility in Central Kalimantan

Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 11:52 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, SAMPIT - The visibility in Kotawaringin Timur district, Central Kalimantan, has reduced to just 30 meters as a result of thick haze engulfing the area on Tuesday morning. "I...

Govt spends 267 billion IDR to contain Riau forest fires

Saturday, 05 Apr 2014 08:54 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU - Cost of disaster relief operation caused by forest fires in 21,900 hectares of land in Riau has reached 267 billion IDR. According to National Disaster Management...

Govt drops 1.6 tonnes of water bomb to contain Riau fires

Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 15:24 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU - Special team in Riau dropped 1.6 tonnes of water bomb to contain forest fires in Riau. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) database head, Agus Wibowo said...

President on Twitter: Handle the fire or I will take over

Friday, 14 Mar 2014 16:19 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has ordered all relevant ministers and the officials in Riau province to handle the ubiquitous land and forest fires with every possible...

Government prepares water bombs to mitigate Riau haze

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 19:17 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA - The government will drop water bombs in several hotspots to mitigate haze from land fires in the Riau Province on Friday. "We will deploy Hercules C-130 from...

Minister expects ratification on haze pollution soon

Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 17:55 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, BALIKPAPAN - Environmental Affairs Minister Baltasar Kambuaya Is expecting the trans boundary haze pollution agreement to be ratified soon to handle the haze pollution from forest fires. Indonesia...

NOAA satellite detects 48 hot spots in Sumatra

Wednesday, 05 Mar 2014 22:53 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 18, a satellite operated by Singapore, 48 hot spots in mainland of Sumatra. About 27 spots are scattered in Riau. "The...

Britain to ban smoking in cars carrying children

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 19:04 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON - Smoking would soon be banned in cars carrying children in Britain, the government said on Tuesday, under new laws aimed at reducing the effects of passive...

Thick haze in Riau disturbs air transportation

Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 17:33 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, PEKANBARU - Planes heading to Sultan Syarif Kasim international airport, Pekanbaru, Riau province, were forced to circle around before landing due to decreasing visibility, a result of ongoing...

Saliva reveals asthmatic kids' smoke exposure

Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 16:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, NEW YORK - Asthmatic children who are exposed to cigarette smoke are more likely to make repeat trips to the hospital for breathing problems. But researchers say asking...

Police detain a Malaysian for starting forest fire in Riau

Saturday, 14 Dec 2013 23:34 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID,  PEKANBARU - The Riau province police announced here on Saturday that they had detained a Malaysian national who was being investigated for his allegedly involvement in starting a...

Ouch... Health Ministry to be sued over cigarettes!

Sunday, 20 May 2012 16:00 WIB

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, DENPASAR - The National Commission for Child Protection plans to file a lawsuit against the health ministry due to its regulation on cigarettes that provides no protection to children....