Monthly Archives: June 2017

Police reveal that 144 individuals have been charged and summoned to court over the illegal dumping of garbage in the Western Province in the space of two days.   They added that these charges were made during raids carried out by the army and the police department on the 26 and 27 of June.   […]

Sri Lanka is to kick-start the process of setting up a solar power plant in Trincomalee following discussions with India, which is partnering the Government in the initiative, Indian media reported. “The next step would be to undertake a feasibility study and do the groundwork,” spokesman of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy Sulakshana Jayawardena […]

The world’s open grasslands and the beneficial fires that sustain them have shrunk rapidly over the past two decades, thanks to a massive increase in agriculture, according to a new study led by University of California, Irvine and NASA researchers published today in Science. Analyzing 1998 to 2015 data from NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, the international […]

More than 90% of the earth’s energy imbalance (EEI) in the climate system is sequestered in the ocean and consequently the ocean heat content (OHC) is increasing. Therefore, OHC is one of the most important indicators of global warming. During the past 30 years, many independent groups worked to estimate historical OHC changes. However, large […]

Adding milkweeds and other native flowering plants into midwestern agricultural lands is key to restoring monarch butterflies, with milkweed sowers from all sectors of society being critically needed for success. In a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, the University of Arizona and partners, scientists developed potential scenarios for incorporating milkweed into the midwestern United […]

Summary – Could cellulosic biofuels — or liquid energy derived from grasses and wood — become a green fuel of the future, providing an environmentally sustainable way of meeting energy needs? In a new article, researchers say yes, but with a few important caveats. ‘The climate benefit of cellulosic biofuels is actually much greater than […]

With a view to exploring hidden biodiversity in the dark caves of Sri Lanka, Biodiversity Sri Lanka signed an Agreement recently with its Patron Member Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company on behalf of Dilmah Conservation. The technical partner in this initiative will be the Lanka Institute of Cave Science (LICAS). Rock shelters, tunnels and perpetually dark […]

Residents have referred to the many issues they are facing due to the dumping of garbage to Dickoya during the night with the trash issue in the Hatton town aggravating. The Hatton Police have launched an operation to nab persons who indiscriminately dump garbage. As a result the residents claim that certain groups are induced […]

The new bill on fisheries and marine life will be presented to the parliament on the 6 of July. Minister of Fisheries, Mahinda Amaraweera stated that the bill will allow strict legal action to be taken against individuals who will utilize unauthorized fishing practices. The statements were brought out during a press conference held in […]

Cell biologists at the University of Toronto have discovered animals can adapt their ability to see even with extreme changes in temperature. The researchers looked deeply into the eyes of catfish living in cold-water streams at altitudes of up to nearly three kilometres in the Andes Mountains to find out how. Their findings are published […]