Monthly Archives: January 2018

Access Engineering Ltd., the leading value engineering solutions provider in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded a four-day e-waste management program on 6 June, which was organised in conjunction with 2012 World Environment Day celebrations. The program, themed ‘Green Economy through E-Waste Management’ is part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and commenced operations on […]

Every year for the past nine years, Insee Cement has been rescuing and carefully relocating all species of fauna at the company’s Aruakalu quarry, Puttalam in the North Western Province. This animal rescue operation is conducted in partnership with the International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The process of detecting the slow moving […]

The official handover of the first copy of the Loris Magazine’s 28th volume was presented to Nations Trust Bank (NTB) Company Secretary, CSR Head and Legal DGM Theja Silva by Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) President Rukshan Jayewardene in the presence of Vidya Abhayagunawardena from WNPS (Extreme left) and Adheesha Perera from Nations Trust […]

Thu, 01/18/2018 – 4:12pm by Sean McGee, Product Marketing Manager for BIOVIA Dassault Systèmes The challenges that today’s scientists and engineers face have evolved beyond answering a single question. Everything from improving materials performance to uncovering new drugs to designing new technologies must not only succeed technologically – it must also minimize its impact on […]

This is Co-lead author Sandra Diaz is a professor at the National University of Córdoba, Argentina. Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Plentiful food, clean water and healthy air are among the most valuable and visible benefits of nature to people. This has reinforced the widespread, and increasingly controversial, belief that nature is mainly […]

Posted by Blair Marnell on January 16, 2018 Earlier this month, BBC debuted its new documentary series, Big Cats, which follows several different cat species from all across the globe. But the cat that stood out the most wasn’t the biggest—on the contrary: it was the smallest feline in the world, the rusty-spotted cat. As […]

By Randima Attygalle Young zoologist Uvini Senanayake talks of her research on the ‘critically endangered’ Marbled Rock Frog or Dumbara Galpara Mediya In mist-laden Dumbara, amidst the crevices of the Knuckles mountain range, lives an interesting four-legged friend – about 45 mm in size. The flat-bodied brown and yellow creature is now croaking with alarming […]

  An offshore wind turbine in France.Credit: Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images   European Parliament says that 35% of energy should be clean by 2030 — but target is not yet legally binding. Quirin Schiermeier European lawmakers have backed measures that would substantially raise the European Union’s clean-energy ambitions. By 2030, more than one-third of energy consumed […]

We live in unprecedented times. What worked in the 1800s, 1920s, or even the 1980s might not anymore. As the Internet and our digital social sphere grow ever larger, one would think that an individual’s reach in the world would grow along with it. In reality, however, it’s the inverse. Although we all have increased access […]

Harshini Vakkalanka January 09, 2018 15:05 IST Updated: January 10, 2018 14:24 IST How different kinds of technologies — both modern and indigenous — are contributing to the conservation of seed biodiversity, especially in India The Doomsday Vault, or the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, is located over 350 feet inside a mountain on Spitsbergen Island […]