Monthly Archives: June 2016

Amber Rudd allays fears that target would be casualty of EU referendum and adopts fifth carbon budget to reduce emissions 57% by 2032 on 1990 levels (The legally binding ‘fifth carbon budget’ is tougher than the target the UK signed up to as part of the EU. Photograph: Murdo Macleod for the Guardian) The UK […]

NEW DELHI: India is considering the possibility of bringing an umbrella legislation on climate change to move ahead towards the ratification of the Paris climate agreement—a legacy that the US President Barack Obama wants to leave before his term draws to an end. (India is considering the possibility of bringing an umbrella legislation on climate […]

Holcim Lanka handed over the first green pre-school to the people of Dikkumbura in Ahangama on Wednesday 22 June 2016. The opening ceremony of the pre-school coincided with Ceylon Institute of Builders endorsing the building with their Green Label certification. Minister of Petroleum Resource Development Chandima Weerakkody, President of Ceylon Institute of Builders (CIOB) Dr. […]

President Maithripala Sirisena stressed that it is the responsibility of all the officers to fulfill their responsibilities and duties appropriately while taking part in the Government’s initiatives to protect the environment for the future generations. He made these remarks addressing the 17th Annual Conference of the Regional Environment Officers Association of Central Environmental Authority at […]

The Sri Lankan leopard, scientifically known as Panthera pardus kotiya has been listed as an endangered animal by the International Union for Conservation of Nature ( IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species. While leopards are found across a large swathe of the island, they are mostly concentrated in the north west and the south east, […]

It was a fascination with scuttling mud-crabs (Scylla) with their vicious pincer-claws and their shells sporting anything from a deep mottled green to a dark brown that led him to mangroves, a love of which has persisted over the years. Not being satisfied with just studying mangroves, Dr. Donald Macintosh has become a strong advocate, […]

By Yasara Kannangara and  Ananda Mallawatantri Water is one of nature’s greatest gifts to humankind. However, wide scale pollution has made it apparent that this precious gift is often overlooked and neglected, as is the case of the Kelani River and its basin. The Kelani River Basin Multi-Stakeholder Partnership is a project developed by the […]