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Cabinet paper approving Chena Cultivation in forest conservation lands to be tabled

2020-09-09 08:40:00

A Cabinet paper is to be tabled in the Cabinet meeting today (09) approving Chena Cultivation in lands protected by the Wildlife Conservation Department under the guidelines of the government agents, Minister C.B Rathnayake disclosed...


Massive mystery holes appear in Siberian tundra — and could be linked to climate change

2020-09-06 13:20:00

A Russian TV crew flying over the Siberian tundra this summer spotted a massive crater 30 meters (100 feet) deep and 20 meters wide -- striking in its size, symmetry and the explosive force of nature that it must have taken to have created it...


Danger faced by UNESCO World Heritage Property - Sinharaja Forest Reserve in Sri Lanka

2020-09-05 03:00:00

Former Minister Mangala Samaraweera has written to Audrey Azoulay, Director General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) with regard to the much argued eco-damage caused by manwork to the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Property...


Second earth-tremor follows in Kandy. Cause unknown!

2020-09-02 11:18:00

A similar convulsion had occurred on August 29, 2020 in Haragama, Kandy, whereas authorities failed to divulge the cause...


Public mulls over Land Acquisition Project in Dehigama

2020-08-29 22:03:00

A project acquiring 65,000 acres of a land in Dehigama emitting a potential Eco-damage has been taken into light by JVP Working Committee member and former parliamentarian Samantha Vidyaratne...


Suspects arrested over Eco-damage in Anavilundawa Sanctuary remanded

2020-08-29 21:33:00

The two suspects arrested over bulldozing down a part of the Anavilundawa Sanctuary in Puttalam has been remanded until September 04, Halawatha Magistrate ordered...


President makes final decision over alleged Eco-damage in Lankagama

2020-08-29 21:17:00

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the authorities responsible for the Neluwa - Lankagama road construction to continue with the project leaving the 1100-metre Eco-area of Sinharaja Forest unharmed...


Arinma Holdings and Green Movement spearhead mangrove conservation in Kalpitiya

2020-08-28 21:10:00

A total of 3000 mangrove plants will be replanted in the area of Anaiwasala in the Kalpitiya divisional secretariat and the Anaiwasalagramaniladhari area...


Australia meets rare snowfall drawn by Antarctic air

2020-08-23 22:31:00

People living in the southeast of Australia have been enjoying rare snowfall brought on by Antarctic air...


Highway Built Slashing Sinharaja Forest Amid New Government’s Inception?

2020-08-16 22:40:00

Staggering revelations surfaced amidst the inception of the newly elected Government, as the Army is currently constructing a road from Lankagama to Deniyaya located on the border of the world heritage Sinharaja Forest...


Commonwealth Blue Charter Webinar: Unlocking the Wealth of Mangrove Ecosystems

2020-07-31 04:00:00

As the lead country of the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods, Sri Lanka together with the Commonwealth Secretariat organized “Commonwealth Blue Charter Webinar: Unlocking the Wealth of Mangrove Ecosystems” recently to mark the International Day for Conservation of Mangrove Ecosystem...


Sri Lanka Rangers Spot Possible Rare Baby Elephant Twins

2020-07-09 04:09:00

The young tuskers were spotted in the Minneriya sanctuary about 200 kilometres (125 miles) north-east of Colombo, grazing with a herd of about a dozen elephants...


Theories changed on planting new forests amid Climate Crisis?

2020-06-23 12:03:00

Rather than benefiting the environment, large-scale tree planting may do the opposite, two new studies have found...


The earliest bows and arrows outside Africa have been found in a Sri Lankan rainforest - METRO Report

2020-06-13 18:04:00

The oldest use of bows and arrows by prehistoric humans outside of Africa has been discovered in Asia along with the world’s oldest beads...


Familiar Culprit May Have Caused Mysterious Mass Extinction

2020-06-11 07:53:00

It has long been our planet’s greatest and oldest murder mystery. Roughly 445 million years ago, around 85 percent of all marine species disappeared in a geologic flash known as the Late Ordovician mass extinction. But scientists have long debated this whodunit, in contrast to clearer explanations for Earth’s other mass extinctions...


Plastic Nile: Three-quarters of fish in world’s longest river contain microplastics

2020-06-02 23:49:00

Sky News has carried out scientific research into plastic pollution in the River Nile, focusing on plastic found inside fish guts...


Heavy Showers to be expected - 07 Districts warned for Erosion

2020-05-27 12:43:00

Some areas may uncover to rainfall of over 200 metres, it pointed out...


Green blooms: Patches of Antarctica’s snow is turning green with algae due to global warming

2020-05-25 17:26:00

Researchers have found that the microscopic algae that grow on the surface of snow along the Antarctic Peninsula are going to further spread with rising temperatures...


World can likely capture and store enough carbon dioxide to meet climate targets

2020-05-23 23:31:00

The capture and storage of carbon dioxide (CO2) underground is one of the key components of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) reports on how to keep global warming to less than 2°C above pre-industrial levels by 2100...



Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Mysteriously Weakening, Causing Satellites And Spacecraft To Malfunction

2020-05-23 19:27:00

A localised region of weakness is ’developing vigorously’, scientists warn..


Sea level could rise more than 1 metre by 2100 if global emission targets not met, say experts

2020-05-12 21:54:00

The risk assessment is based on the increasing body of knowledge of the systems involved and the scientists say it is clear now that previous sea-level rise estimates have been too low...


Michael Moore Presents: Planet of the Humans | Full Documentary

2020-05-03 22:32:00

The Asian Human Rights Commission wishes to share with you the following video produced by Michael Moore..


From a Sri Lankan rainforest, a new species of orchid blooms

2020-05-03 19:53:00

A rare new orchid described from a tropical lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka now bears the name of two of the island’s pioneering forest ecologists...


Hundred and three (103) sea turtle hatchlings released to ocean

2020-03-17 22:36:00

The Turtle Conservation Centre at Panama managed under Navy Turtle Conservation Project released hundred and three(103) sea turtle hatchlings to the ocean today (15th March 2020)...


Sri Lankan elephants’ struggle to survive

2020-02-15 14:51:00

Elephants and people are in an increasingly dangerous confrontation...


UK sacks COP26 President!

2020-02-01 16:30:00

The United Kingdom in a surprising move has sacked UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) president Claire Perry O’Neil...


Climate change: ’Stop using the worst-case scenario ... as the most likely outcome,’ experts say

2020-01-31 15:01:00

Scientific studies that use the worst-case, business-as-usual scenario for future levels of climate change are ’’misleading,’’ experts claim...


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...