2018-03-22 00:48:47 By Z. Dean Life on earth is impossible without trees. Besides proving shelter for wildlife and livelihoods for humans, it has a great impact on our survival. The ecosystem services provided by forests are critical to human welfare, as they provide sustainable livelihoods for people in many ways starting from the air we […]

Thursday, March 22, 2018 – 01:00 World Water Day 2018 is celebrated today under the theme ‘Nature for Water’ – exploring nature-based solutions to the water challenges we face in the 21st century. The new USAID Mission Director for Sri Lanka, Reed J. Aeschliman talks to the Daily News on the need for water preservation […]

2018-03-20 00:19:18 A news item in the Daily Mirror of March 15, 2018, titled ‘Private Co. grabs Muturajawela land for housing scheme’, has caused alarm to environmentalists who feel that the rich biodiversity of this wetland would result in irreparable and extensive damage to the fauna and flora especially the migrant bird life. The Muturajawela […]

Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00 President Maithripala Sirisena expressed confidence that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) would showcase the power of the countries in this Alliance to bring about solutions to create a greener, cleaner and healthy environment for people of this world. Addressing the Founding Conference of the ISA Summit in New Delhi Sunday […]

Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00 Steps have been taken to set up a Marine Environment Council comprising academics and activists in all sectors of the society to advice on the new dimensions of protection of the marine environment. The Council met for the first time at the Presidential Secretariat last week under the patronage of […]

March 8, 2018, 12:00 pm By Sajitha Prematunge   It was inaudible at first but one gradually became aware of the multitude of throaty croaks that made for the frog call music of the evening. The Jetwing auditorium, Colombo 7, where the book was launched, was adorned with cardboard frogs peeping from leaves, in keeping […]