Indonesia denies deforesting caused Papua floods

AFP: Indonesia denied on Thursday that flash floods in the remote area of Papua that killed at least 148 people were caused by rampant deforestation. Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan said the flooding in West Papua province's Teluk Wondama district last Monday was caused by a natural dam bursting in the area after heavy downpours. "The dam was formed by landslides, and the landslides were caused by heavy rains and probably triggered by earthquakes," Hasan said. "Yes, there is ......

Read Complete Article at Water Conserve: Water Conservation RSS Newsfeed

You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

Leave a Reply