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Roadless cities have been found to be more vulnerable to the effects of flooding, because they tend to be less-developed and have inadequate sanitation, exposing inhabitants to environmental pollution and contaminated water. In the Brazilian part of the Amazon Basin, the research found that almost a million people live in a total of 68 roadless […]

Fish is a healthy diet, it supplies important omega-3 fatty acids and trace elements like iodine and selenium. However, eating fish caught in certain regions can sometimes also have its risks. In Bavaria, there have recently been reports of multiple cases of diarrhoea, vomiting and cold pain following consumption of imported deep-frozen fish. The symptoms […]

Beloved baby: Abhiman. Pix by Amila Gamage By Kumudini Hettiarachchi Uda Walawe’s ‘Elephant Transit Home’ (ETH) , the first in the whole of Asia and the second such rehabilitation programme in the world, after Africa, launches official website For Abhiman, his rightful freedom will include roaming the jungles at will, foraging for what he fancies, […]

World Water Day on 22 March every year is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today there are over 663 million people living without safe water supply close to their homes, spending countless hours queueing or trekking to distant sources and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme […]

Civil engineers have noted that the country at present faced issues with regard to sustainability and technology when it came to water treatment for the purpose of producing drinking water. Systems for the purpose of measurement must also be created in relation to water testing, specifically for testing of heavy metals, organic compounds, carbonic waste […]

Understanding the environmental impact of using oil and gas wastewater as a road treatment may lead to safer water resources and stricter government regulations, according to Penn State researchers. William Burgos, professor of environmental engineering, and Lara Fowler, senior lecturer at Penn State Law and assistant director of the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, […]

New research provides insight into the role of independent monitoring approaches in enhancing transparency in the land use sector. Many countries have included agriculture, forestry and other land use targets in their Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to fight climate change as part of the Paris Agreement. The land use sector is particularly important because it holds […]

  Operations to rescue and relocate small wild creatures trapped by the waters of the Moragahakanda reservoir are continuing. Filling of water at the reservoir began on January 11. Department of Wildlife Conservation officers with support from volunteers began rescuing wildlife species that had been trapped by the rising waters. “Giant squirrels, squirrels, wild cats, […]

A tusker who frequents the Sithulpauwa Rajamaha Viharaya in Kataragama had to go without food or water for over two days after its trunk got stuck in its tusk. However, Veterinary surgeon Dr. Ananda Dharmakeerthi and his team helped the animal to retrieve its trunk and all was well.  Pic by Rahul Samantha Hettiarachchi. Source […]

The wild animals in the national parks in the Amapara District may roam into human habitats in the coming days if there were no rains, Asst. Director, Wildlife Conservation Ampara District D.M. Weerasinghe told the Daily Mirror “The wild animals in the national parks in the district were facing a shortage of drinking water and […]