Veddah Chief’s challenge of deforestation will be supported in Court of Appeal on Friday

Veddah Chief’s challenge of deforestation will be supported in Court of Appeal on Friday

By Chitra Weerarathne The writ application filed by the Veddah Chief Uruwarigelage Wannila Eththo will be supported in the Court of Appeal on Friday. The Veddah Chief has complained about...

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Encroachment Pushing Veddhas to the Brink

Encroachment Pushing Veddhas to the Brink

By Faadhila Thassim Although the most commonly acknowledged negative impact of deforestation is that on wildlife habitat and the environment, one direct impact that has not been brought to the...

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Proposed elevated highway in Athurugiriya faces major environmental roadblock

Proposed elevated highway in Athurugiriya faces major environmental roadblock

by Ifham Nizam Residents in and around Thalangama wetland area have sought legal assistance from the Centre for Environmental Justice against the proposed construction of an Elevated Highway over Thalangama...

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Forest Destruction in Dahaiyagala Thanamalwila

Forest Destruction in Dahaiyagala Thanamalwila

Written by Staff Writer 13 Feb, 2021 | 9:38 PM COLOMBO (News1st): The Dahaiyagala elephant pass bridging the Udawalawa National Park and the Bogahapattiya-Soragune forest is considered the biggest elephant...

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ලොවෙන් වඳවී ගිය ශාක සහ සත්ව විශේෂ 35 න් 21 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ

ලොවෙන් වඳවී ගිය ශාක සහ සත්ව විශේෂ 35 න් 21 ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ

පසුගිය දශකය තුල ලෝකයෙන් වඳ වී ගිය ශාක සහ සත්ත්ව විශේෂ 35ක් අතරින් 21ක්ම ශ්‍රී ලංකාවට ආවේනික ඒවා බව පරිසර අමාත්‍ය මහින්ද අමරවීර මහතා පවසනවා. ඒ, පරිසර සංවිධානවල නියෝජිතයින්, පරිසර...

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STF Long Range Unit to be established against deforestation

STF Long Range Unit to be established against deforestation

It has been proposed to establish a Long Range Unit of the Police Special Task Force (STF) to assist wildlife and forest conservation officers to take immediate action against deforestation....

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Earth just had its 7th-warmest January on record

Earth just had its 7th-warmest January on record

True to trend, Mother Earth kicked off 2021 with a balmy January that ranked 7th-warmest in the temperature record, according to scientists with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Warmth took its...

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As Plastic Pollution in Rivers Gets Worse, Species Are Increasingly Living on Litter

As Plastic Pollution in Rivers Gets Worse, Species Are Increasingly Living on Litter

Scientists have long warned that the world’s major rivers and estuaries are hotspots for plastic waste, as trash and microparticles wash down tributaries and congregate before entering oceans. Now, new research has found...

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Coal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end of fossil power generation

Coal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end of fossil power generation

POTSDAM INSTITUTE FOR CLIMATE IMPACT RESEARCH08.02.2021 COVID-19 has not only caused a temporary drop in global CO2 emissions, it has aCoal and COVID-19: How the pandemic is accelerating the end...

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CEJ , Uruwarige Wannila Aththo & Hemantha Withanage, Battles to Protect Rambakan Oya Ancestral Lands

CEJ , Uruwarige Wannila Aththo & Hemantha Withanage, Battles to Protect Rambakan Oya Ancestral Lands

Chandana Sesath Jayakody Leader of Sri Lanka’s indigenous (Vedda) community Uru Warige Wannila Aththo, Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) and Hemantha Wijanage filed a petition today (08.02.2021) at the Court...

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