Indonesia relocating capital city to Borneo

Indonesia relocating capital city to Borneo

Indonesia’s new capital city will be relocated to the East Kalimantan province on Borneo Island, President Joko Widodo has declared. Jakarta, the current capital, is 'holding a too heavy burden as the center of governance, finance, business, trade, and…

Balikpapan declares emergency after damaging oil spill, Borneo

Balikpapan declares emergency after damaging oil spill, Borneo

Indonesian port city of Balikpapan, on the island of Borneo, declared a state of emergency after pipeline fracture caused devastating oil spill along the coast, killing five fishermen and bringing health problems to hundreds of locals after it ignited. The oil…

Floods, landslides leave 7 people dead in Indonesia

Floods, landslides leave 7 people dead in Indonesia

At least 7 people have died and tens of thousands were affected after heavy rain fell on Indonesia's Sulawesi, Borneo and Sumatra late last week. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the Indonesian National Board for Disaster Management (BNPB) spokesman, said…

Animals heading polewards in search of cooler temperatures

Animals heading polewards in search of cooler temperatures

New research by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. These results are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific…