New Delhi, Mar 10 (PTI) With India and France co-hosting the first International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit here tomorrow to promote solar energy, UN Environment chief Erik Solheim has termed the ISA a "big step" towards greater global energy security and a "milestone" in the fight against clima New Delhi,...
Hong Kong's lawmakers have voted overwhelmingly to ban the trade in ivory, in a move campaigners described as "a lifeline for elephants". A similar ban was brought in across mainland China earlier this year. Ivory sales will be phased out gradually in Hong Kong, stopping completely in 2021. Prior to the vote,...
Nov 07, 2017    Citizens of Delhi woke up for a thick toxic smog today (November 7) with many tweets stating that Delhi is chocking with pollution.The city was named as the world’s most polluted capital in 2014 by the World Health Organization with air quality levels far worse than Beijing. City folk...
Local Chamikara WEERASINGHE Tags: Print Edition The area around Water’s Edge hotel, Battaramulla is set to become the best city of recreation and leisure in the coming years, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday said. “Moves are afoot to convert the area into a sustainable dengue free zone as part of constructing...
Climate change could make the problem much worse. Farmers use 50 percent more untreated wastewater from cities to irrigate crops than previously thought, exposing nearly one-eighth of the world’s population to serious health risks, according to a new study. The situation could become more grave as climate change worsens. “One of the...
President Maithripala Sirisena, this morning, inaugurated the ‘National Food Production Battle’ by attending the ‘National WAP Magul Ceremony’ that marked the start of the programme initiated by the government. The National Food Production Battle aims to revive and strengthen the agricultural sector of the country in a sustainable manner amid...
The Road Development Authority is constructing a road in an area which is considered an Environmental Protection Area in Hantana. The problem is that this construction is illegal, and the area is question is rich in bio diversity The following statement by MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake in Parliament further proves...
The Sri Lankan Parliament unanimously passed an Amendment to the Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Act on July 6 that declared the method of fishing by bottom trawling an offence. It is aimed at curbing local trawlers as well as deterring trawlers from Tamil Nadu. Here’s an explainer on bottom...
Oct 26, 2017    Scores of fish have reportedly been found dead in the Badagiriya Reservoir in Hambantota.According to a News1st correspondent, residents in the area have been severely affected by this situation. Executive Member of the Community Water Centre, J.W.P Kelum, said the Community Water Project has been halted due to...
Under the ‘Sooriya Bala Sangramaya’ (Battle for Solar Energy) project 3,909 consumers have obtained solar power electricity connections and another 2,000 applicants would get the connections shortly, Power and Renewable Energy Deputy Minister Ajith P. Perera said. The ‘Sooriya Bala Sangramaya’ project got off the ground in September 6 last...
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