News tagged with borneo island

Oil palm surging source of greenhouse gas emissions

Continued expansion of industrial-scale oil palm plantations on the island of Borneo will become a leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 unless strong forest and peatland protections are enacted and enforced, ...

dateApr 26, 2012 in Environment
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Indonesia to conserve half of Borneo region

Indonesia's forestry ministry said Thursday it would conserve nearly half its share of Borneo island, which is covered with dense rainforest, so as to meet a presidential pledge to reduce gas emissions.

dateJan 19, 2012 in Environment
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Malaysia police bust China Internet scam

Malaysian police have arrested 37 Chinese and Taiwanese nationals accused of running an Internet scam that tricked people into paying fake traffic fines, reports said Friday.

dateJun 10, 2011 in Internet
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Bridges built to help Borneo orangutans meet mates

(AP) -- Endangered orangutans on Borneo island are using fire hoses slung across rivers by humans to help them move around isolated forests to potentially meet new mates and boost the species' chances for ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Ecology
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