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  • Migratory birds bumped off schedule as climate change shifts spring

    New research shows climate change is altering the delicate seasonal clock that North American migratory songbirds rely on to successfully mate and raise healthy offspring, setting in motion a domino effect that could threaten the survival of many familiar backyard bird species. A growing shift in the onset of spring has left nine of 48 […]

  • New study upends established models of forecasting coextinction in complex ecosystems

    Summary – The most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms, say researchers. A study from Iowa State University researchers casts new light on how biologists understand the likelihood of coextinction among plants […]

  • Climate change: Extreme rainfall will vary between regions

    Flooded street. Credit: © kasto / Fotolia Summary – The most extreme rain events in most regions of the world will increase in intensity by 3 to 15 percent, depending on region, for every degree Celsius that the planet warms, say researchers. A new study by researchers from MIT and the Swiss Federal Institute of […]

  • Aberdeen Falls

    The Aberdeen Falls in Ginigathhena will be developed as a tourism promotion project, Ambagamuwa Pradeshiya Sabha Secretary S.Sarawanabhavan said. This picturesque waterfall was previously known as ‘Eladona Falls’ but had been named ‘Aberdeen’ by the British later on. The waterfall is 320 feet in height and is the main source of water supply to the […]

  • Tokyo Cement opens 2nd biomass power plant in Trinco

    President Maithripala Sirisena last week ceremoniously inaugurated Tokyo Cement’s second Biomass Power Plant in Trincomalee as part of a series of events held in commemoration of the late founder Chairman A.Y.S. Gnanam. The events included the foundation laying ceremony for a housing project for 25 families displaced during the war, distribution of deeds to residents […]

  • KVPL Bags Top Accolade At Ceylon Specialty Estate Tea Of The Year Competition

    Hayleys group company, Kelani Valley Plantations PLC (KVPL), took top awards at the recently concluded ‘Ceylon Specialty Estate Tea of the Year Competition’ taking place in Bejing, China. Taking place at the culmination of the ‘Ceylon Tea Week’ organized by the Sri Lanka Tea Board and the Colombo Tea Traders’ Association in partnership with the […]