Sumatran rhino goes extinct in Malaysia

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 24, 2019

Sumatran rhino goes extinct in Malaysia

The Sumatran rhinoceros has become extinct in Malaysia, after the last of the species in the country succumbed to cancer. The Wildlife Department in eastern Sabah state on Borneo island said the rhino, named Iman, died of natural causes Saturday due to shock in her ...

Asia Pacific Dec 28, 2017

Sumatra's Sinabung volcano has biggest eruption since August

A highly active volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted again on Wednesday afternoon, sending searing hot clouds of gas and ash as far as 4.6 kilometers down its slopes, the country's volcanology agency said. The Center for Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation said ...

Indonesian volcano erupts, sends ash spewing up 4.2 km

Asia Pacific Aug 3, 2017

Indonesian volcano erupts, sends ash spewing up 4.2 km

A highly active volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra erupted again on Wednesday morning, spewing ash as high as 4.2 km in the sky, the country's disaster agency said. Mount Sinabung, located in North Sumatra province, also sent hot ash clouds down its slopes ...

Indonesia's early tsunami warning buoys down when big quake hit

Asia Pacific Mar 3, 2016

Indonesia's early tsunami warning buoys down when big quake hit

All 22 of the early-warning buoys Indonesia that were deployed after the 2004 tsunami disaster were inoperable when a massive undersea earthquake struck off the country's coast on Wednesday, a national disaster mitigation agency official said. The magnitude-7.8 quake did not trigger a tsunami, and ...

Asia Pacific Mar 3, 2016

Massive 7.9 magnitude quake strikes Sumatra's west coast

A massive and shallow earthquake struck on Wednesday off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, a region devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean quake and tsunami, and there were early reports of deaths. A tsunami alert was called off, TV said. Neighbouring ...

Business / Tech Aug 5, 2014

Japan, Indonesia to cooperate on gas reactor development

The government-funded Japan Atomic Energy Agency said Monday it has reached an agreement with the Indonesian National Nuclear Energy Agency to cooperate in the research and development of high-temperature gas reactors. Indonesia aims to begin operation of such next-generation nuclear reactors, known to have a ...

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

Environment Jun 1, 2013

Indonesia seeing a new corporate colonialism

by John Vidal

Land conflicts between farmers and plantation owners, mining companies and developers have raged across Indonesia as local and multinational firms have been encouraged to seize and then deforest customary land — land owned by indigenous people and administered in accordance with their customs. More than ...