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Indonesia Volcano Unleashes Cloud Of Ash, Warnings Issued
2012-09-05 15:02:13

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Clouds of volcanic ash from Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, have become so prominent in recent days that Indonesian authorities have issued a warning for local residents and tourists. "The ash was carried by wind from the southeast to the south, reaching Bandarlampung," Nurhuda, head of the observation and information section of the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) in Lampung province told state news agency...

2008-09-19 03:00:25

By Jolley, David W Widdowson, Mike; Self, Stephen Abstract: Research from biological and geological sources has highlighted the role of volcanoes in the outgassing of P, and thermal fixation and subsequent atmospheric oxidation of NO^sub x^ in volcanic environments. The impact of these nutrient fluxes on biological systems has been demonstrated on present-day Hawai'i, and here we consider the impact on the plant communities within a large igneous province (LIP). The Miocene Columbia River...

2008-08-25 09:01:28

Indonesian steel producers to raise exports JAKARTA, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Indonesia's major steel manufacturers plan to increase their exports for the next three months to compensate for decreased local demand in the period surrounding the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan and Idul Fitri, the Jakarta Post reported here Thursday. Krakatau Steel Inc.'s marketing director Irvan K. Hakim said the state steel maker, along with Essar Indonesia inc., and privately- owned Gunung Garuda Steel...

2008-07-29 09:00:58

Indonesian steel maker refuses to cooperate with ArcelorMittal JAKARTA, July 28 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian steel producer Krakatau Steel Inc. refused to cooperate with the world largest steel maker ArcelorMittal in building steel factories in West Java and East Java provinces, Director of Karakatau Steel Fazwar Bujang said here Monday. Previously, ArcellorMittal had seriously asked Krakatau Steel for cooperating on the steel production, the director said. "They have many times asked...

2008-07-18 09:00:53

Indonesian steelmaker likely to buy overseas iron ore mines JAKARTA, July 17 (Xinhua) -- Indonesian largest state-owned steelmaker PT Krakatau Steel planned to buy stakes in overseas iron ore producers to secure supplies, the Jakarta Post reported Thursday. "Prices of iron pellets from Brazil, Chile, India and Bahrain have almost doubled this year," the newspaper quoted Krakatau's President Fazwar Bujang as saying. During a preparation of an initial public offering, Krakatau...

2008-07-17 09:01:01

China's Hong Kong, Singaporean investors eye shares of Indonesian steel company JAKARTA, July 16 (Xinhua) -- Investors from China's Hong Kong and Singapore are interested in buying shares of Indonesian largest steel producer of Krakatau Steel Inc., the company's Director Fazwar Bujang said here Wednesday. Indonesian is to sale 35 percent of the company's shares at the second semester this year to get funds to finance technology to boost production capacity of the company from 2.3 to 7...

2008-07-04 21:00:16

Geological experts in Indonesia Friday issued an alert, advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau because it's spewing red-hot rocks and toxic fumes. The warning issued by the Volcanology and Geological Disaster Mitigation Center of the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources in Bandung was the highest level alert possible, ANTARA reported. We are still strongly advising tourists not to climb Mount Anak Krakatau, the official Indonesian news agency quoted the head of the center...


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