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New Chinese virus ’will have infected hundreds’

2020-01-18 13:17:00

The number of people already infected by the mystery virus emerging in China is far greater than official figures suggest, scientists have told the BBC...

Man caught smuggling 200 live scorpions out of Sri Lanka

2020-01-16 14:40:00

A man was caught attempting to smuggle around 200 live scorpions out of Sri Lanka...

Oceans are warming at the same rate as if five Hiroshima bombs were dropped in every second

2020-01-14 12:30:00

The world’s oceans are now heating at the same rate as if five Hiroshima atomic bombs were dropped into the water every second, scientists have said...

The atmosphere is seriously contaminated that it carries nano plastic particles!

2020-01-08 11:26:00

Professor A. Pitawala, Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Science at the University of Peradeniya has stated that large quantities of Nano-scale plastic particles have been dispersed in the suburban atmosphere...

Finally Australia gets blessed with rains!

2020-01-07 10:09:00

Rain has fallen in fire-ravaged parts of Australia and temperatures have dropped..

Australia fires, climate change take center stage at the Golden Globes

2020-01-06 14:32:00

The devastating wildfires in Australia and the impact of climate change became a surprising touchstone for both winners and presenters during the 2020 Golden Globes...

Australian wildfires kill 1 billion of wildlife

2020-01-05 16:56:00

The World Wildlife Fund’s Australian branch (WWF Australia) told Sky News that a billion wildlife species may have been killed by bushfires that are still rampant in Australia...

Science can help us adapt to climate change, but first we have to admit it is happening

2020-01-03 11:33:00

Research from a now defunded Australian adaptation centre has found social barriers are the biggest obstacle to effective action..

More reasons to send Aussie PM Scott Morrison home!

2020-01-02 18:44:00

In the wake of catastrophic bush fires and the ignorant Sydney fireworks in the dawn of the 2020 New Year, victims of the bush fires continued to heckle Australian Prime Minister Scott Morison for his ignorant response to the climate emergencies and failing to avert the damage...

Horror in German zoo as blaze spread across killed animals!

2020-01-01 16:55:00

The authorities did not comment whether the fire was caused by fireworks of the new year’s eve...

Seven dead and more than 200 homes destroyed from Australian fires

2020-01-01 14:49:00

Bushfires have killed at least seven people in the Australian state of New South Wales since Monday, say police...

Death toll from typhoon Ursala that lashed Philippines over Christmas rises to 47

2019-12-30 14:21:00

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that lashed the Philippines over Christmas has risen to 47, with another nine people still missing...

Farmers in UK, Australia meet toll amidst climate changes!

2019-12-23 14:51:00

Meanwhile, drought has caused severe damage to Australian crops, country’s media reported...

Australia PM Scott Morrison denies climate change link to bushfires

2019-12-22 20:11:00

Scott Morrison returns from holiday but falls short of apologising for being in Hawaii during the state of emergency...

There’s Only One Way for Democracies to Save the Planet

2019-12-22 13:14:00

The Netherlands is taking the lead in solving climate change—and proving that the rest of the West is doing democracy wrong...

Biomass over Coal: Burning Different Carbon to Mitigate Climate Change

2019-12-18 12:43:00

Ever since the Industrial Revolution around 150 years ago, most of the electricity used in the United States has come from burning fossil fuels...

Australia has hottest day on record as deadly heatwave grips the country

2019-12-18 12:30:00

The small town of Oodnadatta is forecast to peak at 47C (116.6F) on Wednesday, making it one of the hottest places on Earth...

Reducing climate change and disaster risk in Mauritius

2019-12-17 11:36:00

Sun-drenched Mauritius, with its breathtaking mountains, pristine beaches and turquoise waters, is a tourist paradise...

Greta Thunberg in Twitter spat with German rail firm

2019-12-16 14:29:00

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg has been criticised by a German rail firm for what it said was her implication that she had spent a journey without a seat on an overcrowded train...

Trump’s attacks on Greta Thunberg take a sexist, ableist and perhaps jealous turn

2019-12-13 16:01:00

The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of a bully is: a blustering, browbeating person, especially: one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable...

Reach ‘peak meat’ by 2030 to tackle climate crisis, say scientists

2019-12-13 15:51:00

Livestock production needs to reach its peak within the next decade in order to tackle the climate emergency, scientists have warned...

Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg becomes Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2019

2019-12-11 21:30:00

Greta Thunberg has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019...

Spanish politics undermining climate change fight

2019-12-11 16:47:00

With higher-than-average increases in temperature, steadily advancing desertification and rising risks of drought and sea flooding, few would disagree that Spain is on the front line of Europe’s battle against climate change...

Climate change: COP25 recognises that children are leading climate change activism

2019-12-11 14:02:00

United Nation (UN) officials have said that children and young people should be at the heart of dealing with the climate crisis...

Carbon dioxide levels are at a record high. Here’s what you need to know

2019-12-09 10:04:00

Carbon dioxide, a key greenhouse gas that drives global climate change, continues to rise every month. Find out the dangerous role it and other gases play...

Opportunities for scaling up climate finance in Sri Lanka - By Dinesh Weerakkody

2019-12-07 20:27:00

The National Consultation on Climate Finance Mechanisms for Financial Institutions in Sri Lanka organised by ICC Sri Lanka together with UNESCAP brought together professionals from several sectors to discuss pressing issues in promoting climate-resilient investment from the private sector...

Sri Lanka unveils first bamboo Energy Forum with UNIDO backing

2019-10-23 17:30:00

UNIDO Colombo is collaboratively unveiling a Forum on Bamboo for Energy and Industrial Sustainability on 25 October...

Monster asteroid linked to Japan ‘fireball’ incident could be doomed to hit Earth, scientists warn

2019-10-22 15:57:00

A fireball that exploded in the sky over Japan could be linked to a huge asteroid that’s destined to smash into our planet...

SL hosts the First Meeting of the Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihood Action Group

2019-10-14 11:15:00

Sri Lanka hosts the First Meeting of the Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihood Action Group under the Commonwealth Blue Charter..

Sri Lanka wields mangroves, its tsunami shield, against climate change

2019-09-24 10:44:00

About 140 kilometers (87 miles) south of Colombo, the Sri Lankan capital, lies the coastal town of Koggala, named after a picturesque lake and identified with author Martin Wickremasinghe...