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International expert warns Lanka not to take harm caused by X-Press Pearl lightly

International expert warns Lanka not to take harm caused by X-Press Pearl lightly

By Ifham Nizam – island.lk Sri Lanka should not take the marine environment damage caused by the Singapore flagged X-Press Pearl disaster lightly, Dr. Theresa Karlsson, science and Technical Adviser...

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Does Covid related waste pose a Health Risk?

Does Covid related waste pose a Health Risk?

By Harshi Abayawardhana – Centre for Environmental Justice Currently, Sri Lanka is experiencing a critical stage in relation to Covid 19 pandemic. There has been an increased demand and utilization...

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Combining sunlight and wastewater nitrate to make the world’s No. 2 chemical

Combining sunlight and wastewater nitrate to make the world’s No. 2 chemical

Engineers at the University of Illinois Chicago have created a solar-powered electrochemical reaction that not only uses wastewater to make ammonia — the second most-produced chemical in the world — but also achieves a...

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Tree Rings From Old Growth Douglas-Firs on the Oregon Coast Show Evidence of 1700 Tsunami

Tree Rings From Old Growth Douglas-Firs on the Oregon Coast Show Evidence of 1700 Tsunami

OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY Core samples taken from a stand of old growth Douglas-fir trees in the South Beach area just south of Newport showed reduced growth following the 9.0 earthquake...

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Scientists identify new plant species endemic to Lanka

Scientists identify new plant species endemic to Lanka

Ifham Nizam – island.lk Sri Lankan scientists have discovered a new species of Nelu, Strobilanthes medahinnensis (Acanthaceae) based on morphological and molecular data, from the Peak Wilderness Nature Reserve. The...

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New structures for Sputnik V are ready, no need to update vaccine right now

New structures for Sputnik V are ready, no need to update vaccine right now

tass.com MOSCOW, August 22. /TASS/. The researchers of the Gamaleya center have developed new structures for the Sputnik V vaccine based on emerging new strains of the coronavirus, but so...

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Scientists Identify for the First Time Live Immune Cells in a Coral and Sea Anemone

Scientists Identify for the First Time Live Immune Cells in a Coral and Sea Anemone

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE & ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE A new study led by scientists at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and...

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Partitioning water between agriculture and hydro-power to maximise Sri Lanka’s clean energy output

Partitioning water between agriculture and hydro-power to maximise Sri Lanka’s clean energy output

island.lk By Chandre DharmawardanaCanada The largest drain on Sri Lanka’s foreign exchange earnings is in purchasing fossil fuels for power and transport, and in feeding the 22 million people who...

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Upcycling Plastic Waste Into High-Performing Mechanical Lubricants

Upcycling Plastic Waste Into High-Performing Mechanical Lubricants

New research could mean fewer adverse impacts from plastic waste and cheaper lubricants used in vehicles and industrial activities. Finding new solutions to address the challenges posed by plastic waste...

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Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

Analysis Shows Enzyme-Based Plastics Recycling Is More Energy Efficient, Better for Environment

BOTTLE Consortium Effort Develops Model That Finds Sizeable Energy and Carbon-Saving Benefits for Recycling PET, a Common Plastic Used in Bottles, Clothing, Carpet Researchers in the BOTTLE Consortium, including from...

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