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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...

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...