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Bi-Weekly Eco News: 14 March to 27 March 2022

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In recent days, many events have occurred to our environment and earth. Starting from the birth of a sumatran rhino in Way Kambas National Park, the dangerous use of fossil fuels, to the news of the prediction of the extinction of eternal snow in Puncak Jayawijaya in 2025 due to climate change. Here is the summary of selected news events from March 14 to March 27, 2022.


Forest Rehabilitation in IKN Development

In the next six months or so, forest rehabilitation around East Kalimantan will be carried out using tree seedlings from a seedbed located in Mentawir Village, Sepaku District, North Penajam Paser Regency, East Kalimantan Province. President Jokowi explained that from the results of forest rehabilitation, it is expected to produce around 15-20 million tree seedlings which can attract birds and other animals to enter the IKN habitat [1].


Sumber: medcom.id [7]


Effect of Climate Change on Pollen Season

In a recent study, it was stated that rising global temperatures will have an impact on the amount and length of pollen seasons. Not only that, rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere also have a major impact on pollen, which is predicted to increase pollen emissions by 250% by the end of this century [2].


Sumber: giphy [8]


Warning! The Continued Use of Fossil Fuels will Lead to Catastrophe

Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres said that countries will soon experience a climate disaster if they continue to depend on the use of fossil fuels. The ambitious statements and pledges of state leaders at the climate meeting in Glasgow are "naive optimism", according to Guterres, because countries have by no means achieved their goal of limiting global temperature rise by the end of the century. Not only that, the pollution that continues to heat the planet and the increase in global emissions and coal will also accelerate the occurrence of climate disasters [3].


Sumber: giphy [9]


Rosa, The Sumatran Rhino who Gave Birth to a Female Rhino in Way Kambas

Good news came from the Sumatran Rhino Sanctuary Way Kambas National Park (SRS TNWK), Lampung Province on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 11.44 WIB, a female rhino was born as a result of the marriage of a male rhino named Andatu and a female rhino, Rosa. The Director General of Natural Resources and Ecosystem Conservation (KSDAE) of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Wiratno, explained that the birth of the Sumatran rhino was good news amid efforts to increase the population of the endangered Sumatran rhino [4].


Sumber: KLHK [10]

 

Watch more about the birth process [6]

 

The Loss of ‘Everlasting’ Snow at Puncak Jayawijaya in 2025. Is it Caused by Climate Change?

Who doesn’t know the highest mountain, the one and only snow in Indonesia? Yes, Puncak Jayawijaya, which is located in the Jayawijaya Mountains, Papua, is estimated to experience ice shrinkage. In fact, according to the Head of BMKG, Dwikorita Karnawati, if warming and increasing temperatures that continue to occur due to climate change are not immediately mitigated, then in 2025 it is predicted that there will be no more ice in the area of Jayawijaya Peak [5].


Sumber: papua.inews [11]


Lots of news from all over the world about the environment and our beloved earth. By reading and understanding it, we will care more and help take care of the earth for ourselves and the next generation. So, wait for the next bi-weekly eco news!


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