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Borneo: Island
Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and the largest in Asia. At the geographic centre of Maritime Southeast Asia, in relation to major Indonesian islands, it is located north of Java, west of Sulawesi, and east of Sumatra. The island was named after the nation of Brunei.


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Newly discovered species of snail named after teen climate change activist Greta Thunberg

The critter, which was discovered in Brunei on the island of Borneo, now has the scientific name after Greta Thunberg: Craspedotropis gretathunbergae - Published

U.S. environmental reporter arrested in Indonesia for visa violation

An American journalist who has covered stories exposing environmental destruction in Indonesia has been arrested on Borneo island for alleged visa violations, his lawyer and the environmental news..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia president seeks to speed up 'Silicon Valley'-like capital

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday he had ordered his cabinet to speed up a $33 billion project to move the capital city from Jakarta to forested Borneo island so that the new "Silicon..
Reuters - Published

Sumatran rhino is extinct in Malaysia as lone survivor dies

sumatran rhino is extinct in malaysia as lone survivor dies
KUALA LUMPUR, 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..
WorldNews - Published

Nearly 900,000 Indonesians suffering breathing issues due to haze

nearly 900,000 indonesians suffering breathing issues due to haze
The number of Indonesians suffering respiratory problems caused by smoke from forest and peatland fires blanketing parts of Borneo and Sumatra in the past few months has nearly reached 900,000,..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesia haze: 'I'm worried about my baby's health'

Locals in haze-hit Kalimantan, Indonesia, are seeking oxygen treatment in emergency shelters.
BBC News - Published

Stratford vet tries to save orangutan shot 130 times

Paul Ramos was in Borneo to film the work being done to save the orangutan population.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia's ragtag firefighters on frontline of Borneo's forest blazes

From soon after sunrise, a group of volunteers gathers every day on Indonesia's portion of Borneo island to throw themselves into the desperate fight against the worst forest fires in years.
Reuters - Published

Indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage

indonesian province moves to curb slash-and-burn clearances as fires rage
JAKARTA — Authorities in Indonesia’s West Kalimantan province said on Thursday they had tightened rules to try and curb slash-and-burn clearances by plantation companies – a practice linked to a..
WorldNews - Published

Indonesian Province Shuts Schools Due to Forest Fire Haze

indonesian province shuts schools due to forest fire haze
Authorities shut most schools in parts of Indonesia’s Sumatra island to protect children from a thick, noxious haze as deliberately set fires burned through peatland forests, officials said..
WorldNews - Published

Thousands pray for rain in Indonesia as forests go up in smoke

Fires have burnt through parts of Sumatra and Borneo island for more than a month and the government has sent 9,000 military, police and disaster agency personnel to fight the flames.
DNA - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Will Indonesia's new capital just move the problem to the jungle?

Activists say moving the capital to Borneo threatens indigenous people and Kalimantan's rich wildlife.
BBC News - Published

Indonesia set to move new capital to jungle-clad Borneo island as part of shift away from sinking city Jakarta

Indonesia will move its capital to the eastern edge of jungle-clad Borneo island, President Joko Widodo said Monday
Firstpost - Published

Indonesia unveils site of new capital on Borneo island

Indonesia on Monday revealed the long-awaited site for its new $33-billion capital on the forested island of Borneo to replace the crowded, polluted megacity of Jakarta, which is slowly sinking into..
Reuters - Published

Indonesia picks Borneo island as site of new capital

Jakarta, the current capital, sits on swampy land and is gradually sinking below sea level.
BBC News - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Indonesia picks East Kalimantan province for new capital: media

Indonesia will build a new capital in the province of East Kalimantan on Borneo island, media cited land planning minister Sofyan Djalil as saying on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Experts warn Jakarta could be submerged by 2050; Indonesia to make Borneo its capital, says Joko Widodo

Environmental experts warn that one third of Jakarta, Indonesia could be submerged by 2050 if current rates continue. Decades of uncontrolled and excessive depletion of groundwater reserves, rising..
Firstpost - Published

Indonesia president proposes to move capital to Borneo

indonesia president proposes to move capital to borneo
By Agustinus Beo Da Costa and Maikel Jefriando JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's president on Friday proposed to move the capital from Jakarta, a crowded, polluted city of 10 million people, to the..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Indonesian President Threatens To Lay Off Firefighters Over Rampant Forest Fires

indonesian president threatens to lay off firefighters over rampant forest fires
After thousands of extra personnel have been deployed to extinguish forest fires in Indonesia, President Joko Widodo threatened to fire military and police officers fighting the blazes if they were not..
WorldNews - Published

Rescuers hunt for 31 missing after Indonesian fishing boat sinks

Indonesian rescuers were battling high tides and strong winds on Friday in a search for 31 people missing after a fishing boat sank in waters off Borneo island, killing at least four, an official of..
Reuters - Published

Indonesian fishing boat sinks off Borneo, over 30 missing: media

An Indonesian fishing boat has sunk in waters off South Kalimantan province on Borneo island, with 31 people still missing, media reports cited the country's search and rescue agency as saying on..
Reuters - Published

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