New Rat Genus Prove Wallacea Line Theory

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Halmaheramys bokimekot

One type rat discovered as new species in Halmahera. The results are revealed in the Zoological Journal of the Linnean Foundation, October 2013 issue. “We call this a new species of mice with Halmaheramys bokimekot,” explained Pierre H. Fabre, from the University of Copenhagen in the study abstract, which is spread on Sunday (22/9/2013).

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South East Asia Most Vulnerable to Climate Change

A new study proves, that South East Asia is one of its most vulnerable region to climate change impacts. This was stated by the study’s lead author, James Watson, on Wednesday (18/9/2013).

Watson is also a Director of the Climate Change Program at the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), in collaboration with Takuya Iwamura from Stanford University and Nathalie Butt of the University of Queensland. Their results are shaped map depicting areas in the world, which has indicated a high level of vulnerability to climate change impacts.

“The areas most at risk are South and Southeast Asia, Central and Western Europe, South America and the southern part of southern Australia,” said Watson.

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Giant Sea Wall Can’t Save Jakarta

The construction of a giant wall at sea, to avoid the effect of sea level rise, will increasingly Jakarta flood. Mitigation should be done with the expansion of green areas and river dredging periodically. “Giant Sea Wall will give birth to a number of new problems that harm communities and government,” said Mida Saragih, National Coordinator of the Civil Society Forum for Climate Justice (CSF – CJI) , Tuesday (17/9/2013) in Jakarta.

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Komodo Inauguration as New Seven Wonders of the Natural World

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Komodo as endemic fauna in Indonesia.

Komodo dragon become the new seven wonders of the natural world, after the inauguration was held on Friday (13/9/2013) in the Komodo National Park (KNP) in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), Indonesia. “We are proud of this award, this could be a trigger for the betterment of the nation,” said President of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who was present at the inauguration ceremony.

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REDD+ Agency Not Projects

At the climate change conference in Bali, in 2007, the program reduced emissions through deforestation and forest degradation (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation land/REDD) began sound propounded.

Such efforts are mitigation measures to reduce the impacts of climate change. Deforestation and land degradation makes the earth warmer conditions. Tree as sucking carbon dioxide (CO2) into fewer and fewer. Makes removable CO2, which already was in the space to be more and more. The CO2 excess to maintain the heat coming from the sun. So that the phenomenon of global warming being real.

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Palm Oil Causes Largest Deforestation

International environmental organization, Greenpeace said palm oil producer groups who are members of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil ( RSPO ), are major cause of deforestation in Indonesia from 2009-2011. Additionally RSPO also a contributor to 39 percent blamed the fire point, which occurs at their concession in Riau, from January to June 2013. Thus unfolded Greenpeace, in a report titled ‘Certified Destruction’, Tuesday (3/9/2013).

“RSPO wants its members to be leaders of the sustainability industry, but their standards are free to destroy forests and draining peatlands,” said Bustar Maitar, from Greenpeace Indonesia.

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