Category Archives: International News

by Wahyu Chandra on 9 January 2018 | Adapted by Hans Nicholas Jong A small village in the Indonesia island of Sulawesi is keeping alive a tradition of healing based on remedies derived from locally grown herbs and other plants. The importance of traditional medicine to the community means the villagers have long been diligent […]

Community orchards, bat roosts and “blue corridors” should be part of new housing projects, according to a major wildlife charity. The Wildlife Trusts said plans to build 1.5 million new homes by 2022 must not be allowed to damage the environment. The charity says careful design and location could also lead to economic benefits for […]

New research project will investigate how technology, such as games like Pokemon Go, can be used to encourage and facilitate learning in the real world. (Photo: Shutterstock) Our five-year project will find out how apps and technology change children’s experiences and knowledge of the great outdoors. And we need your help! Picture the scene. A […]

Dr. Lalit Kishore Some portions of Sri Lanka work as rich bio-climatic zones for exotic orchid flowers with good species and genera including the well known vanilla plant. The flowers have peculiar structure and are often colorful and fragrant. In Kandy, a well-known tourist city which is a few hours drive from Colombo, both in […]

By expanding sustainable business, we can preserve and sustainably use the Earth’s terrestrial species and ecosystems. Photo: UNDP Mexico Massimiliano Riva Policy Specialist, Innovative Finance, UNDP es:Especialista en Políticas, Financiación Innovadora, PNUD Kevin Jones Co-Founder and Convener, SOCAP and Co-Founder, Good Capital es:Cofundador y organizador SOCAP, y cofundador Good Capital Mariana Bellot BIOFIN Project Coordinator, […]

Evolution News | @DiscoveryCSC January 8, 2018, 1:02 AM Biomimetics was a hot trend in 2017, and shows no sign of cooling with the entrance of the new year. Here are some clever technologies that have caught our eye recently. Bats in Outer Space Can echolocating bats see inside planets and moons? Not directly, but […]

Staff Reporter TIRUPATI, December 28, 2017 00:00 IST Updated: December 28, 2017 04:52 IST Disconnect with nature a cause for concern, says official Keeping in view the steady increase of population in urban areas and changing patterns of city growth, the Andhra Pradesh State Biodiversity Board (APSBDB) will be embarking on a pilot project to […]

By Dr A.C.Visvalingam President, CIMOGG www.cimogg-srilanka.org [email protected] From the early 1970s, the highly-committed senior engineer Carlo Fernando lobbied sincerely, knowledgeably and forcefully to press the governments of the time to build one or two medium-sized coal-based power stations and not to go in for gas turbine or diesel engine-powered electricity generation. The thrust of his […]

Efforts to protect biodiversity are now focusing less on preserving pristine areas and more on finding room for wildlife on the margins of human development. As urban areas keep expanding, it is increasingly the only way to allow species to survive. By Richard Conniff • January 3, 2018 One morning not long ago, in the southern Indian state […]