mongabay : "Jokowi introduced the ban in the wake of the devastating 2015 forest and land fires, which burned an area the size of Vermont and sickened half a million people. The country’s vast peat swamp zones have been widely drained and dried for agriculture, rendering them highly flammable and prone to emitting huge amounts of greenhouse gases.
Reports of timber firm PT Mohairson Pawan Khatulistiwa (MPK)’s activities in Sungai Putri, one of the last best coastal peat swamp forests on the island of Borneo, began to emerge last year. In March, the environment ministry visited the area; on Apr. 21, it ordered the company to stop operating and close the canal, which then stretched 8.1 kilometers long."
Monday, May 22, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Fare-free bus and rail program still in force in Bangkok
Bangkok Post: news: "Nevertheless, the free services will be available for commuters until they are reviewed or renewed."
Monday, May 8, 2017
Beauty of Islam
A beautiful recitation of Surah al-Rahman by a partially blind girl in #Indonesia. #Quran pic.twitter.com/HU0V6jQ2iW— Zahid Akhtar / زاهد (@AHudhayfah) May 6, 2017
Subscribe to: Posts (Atom)