School Children Commit to Protecting Indonesia's Aquatic Biodiversity

Some 60 students and teachers on Thursday, June 16, gathered for the World Environment Day and World Oceans Day combined celebration at Sekolah Alam Matoa, a private elementary school that highlights Indonesian nature and biodiversity in its curriculum. They plant trees, release fish, and join an ar...

Need supporting policies to reduce social impact of carbon tax: BRIN

The implementation of carbon tax needs to be supported by other policies to reduce its social impact, especially on underprivileged people, an official from the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) has said. One of the impacts of carbon tax implementation is a rise in production cost, rese...

Overflowing river inundates hundreds of house in Cianjur

Cianjur, W Java (ANTARA) - Hundreds of houses in five sub-districts of Cianjur District, West Java, got submerged due to an overflowing river, secretary of the Cianjur District Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) Rudi Wibowo stated on Tuesday.No casualties were reported, but dozens of families were fo...

Researchers of ITB Stated Three Indications of Pollution Sources in Bima Bay, Including Oil Elements

Bima, Bimakini.- The phenomenon of marine pollution in Bima bay on April 24-30 2022, covering an area of more than 10 hectares, has attracted the attention of the Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB). Thursday, April 28, 2022, a team from the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering conducted...

Tidal Flood Submerged the Surabaya Coastal Area

The coastal area of Surabaya and its surroundings, East Java, was reportedly submerged by high tides or tidal flooding Monday (13/6). The sea tide reaching the mainland was monitored to be 20-40 centimetres. The Coordinator for Observation and Information of the Tanjung Perak Maritime BMKG in Suraba...

Global Food Crisis; Jokowi Recalls PM's Request for Cooking Oil

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo highlighted the global food crisis at the opening of the national meeting of the government internal supervisory today, June 14, 2022. He emphasized that the crisis could be turned into an opportunity. "Because we have large lands that many have not been utilized," the...

Pekalongan, Dutch authorities to cooperate in coastal flooding control

Central Java's Pekalongan City authority has inked the Blue Deal Programme cooperation agreement with the Dutch government to address the flooding and coastal flooding issues plaguing the city. "We are grateful for the Blue Deal cooperation agreement with the Dutch Water Authorities (DWA) because th...

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World Oceans Day, Time to Clean Up Garbage in Bali's Most Polluted River

Date: June 9, 2022 June 8 is celebrated as World Ocean Day. The celebration aims to respect, protect and preserve oceans around the world, including from the problem of plastic waste.The ocean provides us with many resources such as oxygen, climate regulation, food sources, medicine, and many others...

Manokwari water taxi service providers to welcome W20, Y20 delegates

Date: June 8, 2022   Manokwari, W Papua (ANTARA) - Water taxi service providers at Doreri Bay, Manokwari city, West Papua province, on Tuesday expressed their enthusiasm to welcome the participants of the Women 20 (W20) and Youth 20 (Y20) events to be hosted by the city. According to the o...

UNESCO's support on Indonesia for World Water Forum 2024

 Date: May 7, 2022 Jakarta (ANTARA) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) expressed its support for the Indonesian government to make the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) a success in Bali which will be held in March 2024.Minister of Public Works and Public...

PUPR completes the SPAM project to supply clean water to Labuan Bajo

Date: June 5, 2022  Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) has completed the construction of the Wae Mese II Drinking Water Supply System (SPAM) aimed at meeting the needs of clean water for residents of Labuan Bajo City, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT). "Infrastruct...

West Papua: Floods hit residential areas in three sub-districts

 Date: May 31, 2022  Wasior, West Papua (ANTARA) - Floods triggered by incessant and heavy rains inundated residential areas in three sub-districts—Raisiei, Wondiboi, and Wasior—of Wondana Bay district, West Papua, on Monday. Hundreds of houses in the areas were flooded after rains fell co...

Tidal Flood 101

Today's floods are tomorrow's high tides. A few days ago, we heard that one area in Indonesia was hit by a severe tidal flood. As we often hear about the tidal flood, what exactly is the tidal flood? Is Indonesia at great threat of tidal flooding? and how can we improve the condition? 

Bali's Tanjung Benoa can be a tsunami-resilience model

Date:  May 30, 2022  Badung, Bali (ANTARA) - Tanjung Benoa village in Badung district, Bali, can serve as an example of tsunami preparedness for other Indonesian regions, Bali Deputy Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati remarked on Saturday. "The international recognition of T...

Rob Flood in Pekalongan City Recedes, Hundreds of Residents Still Refuge

Date: May 27, 2022  DETIK - Pekalongan City - Tidal flooding in Pekalongan City is currently starting to recede, Thursday (26/52022). The water level in residential areas is now around 10-50 centimeters. You could say that today's tidal flood has receded by almost half when compared to las...