Tag Archives: Humans and climate change

Humans have wiped out so many animals that the planet is on the verge of the first ‘mass extinction’ since the age of the dinosaurs, conservationists have warned. By the end of the decade, seven out of every ten of the world’s mammals, fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds will have been wiped out, according to […]

Sustainable development is a priority for the government and development projects will be implemented adhering to a strict policy against environmental degradation, Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena said. President Sirisena said that not only Sri Lanka, but the whole world has to face the consequences of environmental pollution and further emphasized that the present government […]

According to Disaster Management Centre data over 200,000 people have been affected by the recent drought. Among those who experience water shortage due to the drought are 69,678 people in Eastern Province, 8,600 people in Northern Province, 8,422 people in North Western Province, over 10,000 people in Sabaragamuwa Province and 110,350 people from 23,000 families […]

Researchers studied 8,688 animal species on the IUCN Red List (Credit :Kandfoto/iStock) Recent analysis looked at threats to more than 8,600 species on IUCN Red List and found that agriculture alone negatively affects 5,407 threatened species including cheetahs Farming, hunting and climate change are among the most significant threats faced by more than 8,000 animal […]