Eternal Snow on Mt Jayawijaya Summit Feared to Disappear by 2020

Wamena Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), Papua Province urges native ethnic groups and economy practitioners to prevent the layers of ice on the peak of Mt Jayawijaya from disappearing since it is predicted that the eternal snow will have been vanished by 2020. Wamena BMKG head Benny Marlissa said that high frequency of deforestation will eliminate the layers of […]

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Susi Air aircraft makes emergency landing after being shot at

A Susi Air single-engine turboprop aircraft Pilatus PK-BVC was forced to make an emergency landing at Kota Mulia airport in Puncak Jaya regency on Friday morning after one of its tires was apparently shot out by an unidentified gunman, police said. The aircraft was carrying a pilot and seven passengers, consisting of five Mobile Brigade police officers and two civilians. […]

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Seeking government`s intervention in Freeport`s labor problem

Over the past several years, labor strikes have hit PT Freeport Indonesia (FI), but the subsidiary of the US mining giant Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold has managed to find win-win solutions to the problems. Having operated the Grasberg mine in Papua, Indonesia’s easternmost province since 1967, PT Freeport Indonesia is into the business of exploration, mining, processing, and worldwide […]

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