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  • Leopard saved from Gampola estate

    Dilhan Wijayananda A hill country leopard facing death after getting caught in a wire mesh trap laid in a tea plantation in Angurumulla Millagahamula, Gampola was rescued by wildlife officers and veterinarians. Earlier four leopards died getting caught in similar traps laid in this region. The rescued leopard a female of five feet was taken […]

  • Eager beavers experts at recreating wildlife-rich wetlands, study reveals

    Four re-introduced beavers in Scotland engineered a network of dams, canals and ponds that left the landscape ‘unrecognisable’ from the original drained pasture Eurasian beaver (Castor fiber) balanced on a branch it has cut at a feeding station in its pond at Tayside, Scotland. Photograph: Nick Upton/Alamy Stock Photo The extraordinary ability of eager beavers […]

  • Private and public sectors mobilise for scaling up green finance reports UN

    UN Environment published a new report – the “Green Finance Progress Report” – showing the development of new financial products and encouraging policies to bridge the funding gap in sustainable investment. Erik Solheim, Executive Director of the UN agency, said: “The world has committed to creating a better future for people and planet. But we […]

  • Shortage in drinking water in Vavuniya

    Action has been taken to grant immediate relief to the people of the Vavuniya area facing a disastrous situation due to a water shortage as a result of the drought. The drought being experienced in Vavuniya is inconveniencing people of 102 Grama Seva Divisions.  The people of the area claim that they had to traverse […]

  • Minister plunders forest for votes Authorities opt to remain silent – Nirmalanathan

    By Mirudhula Thambiah Tamil National Alliance (TNA) Parliamentarian Charles Nirmalanathan has regretted that a minister was destroying the flora and fauna in the Mullaitivu district to make new settlements in order to strengthen his vote bank. He was speaking during a mass protest in Mullaitivu against the setting up of new settlements by destroying the […]

  • Finding leaks while they’re easy to fix

    Access to clean, safe water is one of the world’s pressing needs, yet today’s water distribution systems lose an average of 20 percent of their supply because of leaks. These leaks not only make shortages worse but also can cause serious structural damage to buildings and roads by undermining foundations. Unfortunately, leak detection systems are […]