Monday, March 15, 2010

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Monday, March 8, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Enceng Gondok

Situ Tipar (Tipar lake) in Cimanggais Depok West Java,water hyacinths are great nuisance.
The water hyacinths are now cover most of lake's surface , making it harder for them to get fish.

Pemerintah kota (Pemkot)Depok deployed a dregging machine to help clear the water from hyacinths
Afterwards , they heaved the uprooted hyacinths onto the banks of the lake.

Research , how ever , show that the water weeds could be useful.
The plants could absorb heavy metals , which could help reduce pollution if liquid waste is dumped into the lake for example.
Studies show that keeping a covering of water hycinths overless 50 percent the water surface is good for body of water itself.

They can also be transformed hycinths into beautiful bag , or sandal , to find it in handicraft stores.
Tipar residents however , say there has not been , any training for they to turn the hycinths into something beneficial for the local economy.

Pemkot Depok did was to send a machine to clear a problem that would eventually grow back.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010