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Pacific island Palau bans sunscreen

In this June 13, 2009 file photo, children play at a resort beach in Ngerkebesang, Palau. (Associated Press) In an attempt to protect the coral reefs that divers so admire they have dubbed them the underwater Serengeti, the Pacific nation of Palau will soon ban many types of sunscreen. President …

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Boeing plane crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

A crucial sensor was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, and that sensor replacement may have exacerbated other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators said Wednesday. That sensor, known as the “angle of attack” sensor, keeps track of the angle of …

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‘Bali thanks you’: Local island import store supporting family in Indonesia

Every handcrafted item in Bali Makasih Bali Island Imports has a story behind it, even before it crossed the ocean to land on a shelf in Nashville. The name of the shop, Bali Makasih, means “Bali thanks you.” “Bali thanks you for coming, for your purchase,” said owner Anak Agung …

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US emergency directive after Boeing jet crash in Indonesia

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency airworthiness directive on how to handle erroneous data from a sensor that investigators believe malfunctioned on a new Boeing jet that plunged into the sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. The directive gives regulatory weight to Boeing’s safety bulletin …

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Trump’s new hotel in Bali draws attention to island’s impending water crisis, environmental impact of tourism industry

On August 14, 2015, back when the American presidency was just a twinkle in his beady eye, then candidate Donald Trump put his name to an agreement of a different order to that he has become accustomed to signing in the White House – the development of Trump International Hotel …

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Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

JAKARTA, Indonesia— A crucial sensor that’s the subject of a Boeing Co. safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee said Wednesday. Boeing said its bulletin, sent to airlines on Tuesday, reiterates guidelines on how …

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Protection flip-flop leaves rare Indonesian shrikethrush in harm’s way

MANADO, Indonesia — Wildlife photographer Henri Hebimisa remembers the excitement of his first encounter with an elusive songbird inhabiting the montane forest of his hometown in the Sangihe islands of Indonesia’s North Sulawesi province. “The voice was so loud. I got very excited,” he recalls of the Sangihe shrikethrush (Coracornis sanghirensis), …

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Boeing jet crashed in Indonesia after key sensor replaced

A crucial sensor that’s the subject of a Boeing Co. safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea, Indonesia‘s National Transportation Safety Committee said Wednesday. Boeing said its bulletin, sent to airlines on Tuesday, reiterates guidelines on how pilots should …

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