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JAKARTA, July 12 (Xinhua): The Indonesian government is preparing a food estate in Pandih Batu sub-district, Pulang Pisau district, around 147.4 kilometers from Central Kalimantan Province's capital city of Palangka Raya.
PETALING JAYA: Just as most Malaysians are heaving a sigh of relief that the country is in the recovery stage of the Covid-19 pandemic, another problem is looming – the annual haze.
GENEVA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9°F) above normal, in a heat wave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known, European Union data showed on Tuesday.
While fighting the Covid-19 pandemic, Indonesia now also has to face land and forest fires as this year’s droughts are coming even earlier.
LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) - Pine trees are bursting into flames. Boggy peatlands are tinderbox dry. And towns in northern Russia are sweltering under conditions more typical of the tropics.
Demand for palm oil improves with renewed buying from India
JAKARTA (AFP): Indonesia has started cloud seeding to induce rain as the archipelago moves to head off annual forest fires blamed for blanketing swathes of Southeast Asia in toxic haze.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters): Weak enforcement of restrictions to curb Covid-19 infections in rural Indonesia, coupled with farmers opting for cheap ways to clear land, could see a repeat of the forest fires and smoke that choked south-east Asia last year, environmentalists said.
Coalition: Everyone in Selangor should have a say on forest reserve’s fate.
PALEMBANG, Indonesia (The Jakarta Post/ANN): Two small islands in South Sumatra have disappeared as a result of rising sea levels driven by climate change, while four other islands are already on the brink of vanishing, the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) has claimed.