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  • Unexpected beauty of SRI LANKA’S MANGROVES

    While the country’s pristine beaches are the hottest draw, the shallow, shore-hugging waters where mangrove forests grow are also worth exploring Tourism in Sri Lanka – the tropical island nation just a stone’s throw from the tip of southern India – is on an upswing, thanks to thousands of miles of sugar-sand coastline, lush interiors […]

  • Wildlife officers rescue ‘Fishing Cat’ from well

    Wildlife officers from the Department of Wildlife Conservation’s (DWC) Sigirya office have managed to successfully rescue a large Fishing Cat (Handun Diviya) which had fallen into a well at Digampathana in Dambulla. The incident took place yesterday (17). Villagers had seen the Fishing Cat fallen inside the well unable to get out. They had at […]

  • Renewable Energy Prevented 12,700 Premature Deaths Over Nine-Year Period, Study Says

    The expansion of wind and solar energy, and the resulting avoided emissions from fossil fuels, helped prevent up to 12,700 premature deaths in the U.S. from 2007 to 2015, according a new study in the journal Nature Energy. Because renewables do not release pollutants that cause respiratory and cardiac problems, the growth of wind and solar power helped […]

  • Mosses used to evaluate atmospheric conditions in urban areas

    Researchers have developed a method to evaluate atmospheric conditions using mosses (bryophytes) in urban areas, a development that could facilitate broader evaluations of atmospheric environments. Many urban areas face atmospheric problems such as pollution and the heat island effect. With the need to evaluate atmospheric conditions, bioindicators—organisms whose response to environmental changes indicates the health […]

  • Lake trout adjust their behavior in the face of a changing climate, new study

    Summary – Certain lake predators are altering their behavior due to climate change, revealing what the future may hold for these fish and their food, scientists have discovered. Lake Trout have a remarkable ability to adjust their behavior in the face of changing water temperatures a U of M graduate student and his colleagues found. […]

  • Habitat destruction and poaching is threatening the Sungazer

    The Sungazer (Smaug giganteus), a dragon-like lizard species endemic to the Highveld regions of South Africa, is facing an assault on two fronts as farming and industrialisation encroaches on its natural habitat – which already consist of only a several hundred square kilometres globally – while the illegal global pet trade is adding pressure on […]