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September
2016

More than Two Thirds of Latin American and Caribbean Nations’ Climate Action Plans Refer to a Price

Countries in Latin American and the Caribbean region are among the most ambitious in terms of combating climate change and are increasingly making use of markets in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to green their economies.

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September
2016

The Casablanca Declaration by the Civil Society Organization

After a two days of serious meeting at the International and African Conference in Casablanca Morocco the Civil Society Organizations has come up with a declaration towards to the COP 22 Marrakesh.
“Record-breaking temperatures month after month, a succession of cyclones, hurricanes, floods, forest fires and debilitating droughts remind us that climate change is a reality which

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September
2016

Tremor in Galle

An Earth Tremor had been reported in the Galle area this morning.

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24
September
2016

The Future of Solar Power Airports

To explore the potential and scale of solar power energy in Airports, Earth Lanka’s international correspondent for climate change and environment based in Qatar, Mr. Intiqab Rawoof visited the Cochin International Airport to get inside the pulse of the first Airport in the world that operates completely on Solar Power.

Mr. V J Kurian IAS, Managing Director of Cochin International Airport Ltd and Additional Chief Secretary to Government of Kerala, India

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September
2016

Nature's most beautiful death

In October 2014 we started responding to the 3rd Global Coral Beaching Event as part of the XL Catlin Seaview Survey. In fact we’ve been the only team recording and revealing its impact on reefs on a global basis using our specially designed 360-degree cameras.

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September
2016

Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum on Climate Change

The Latin American and Caribbean Carbon Forum (LACCF) will set off in Panama City on Wednesday, 28 September, bringing together key players from the private and public sectors to discuss ways to speed up the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through national climate action plans and market-based mechanisms, and to reach out to cooperation agencies, potential investors and service providers.

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September
2016

UN Secretary General’s climate resilience initiative set to mobilize and accelerate climate action

UN Secretary General’s climate resilience initiative set to mobilize and accelerate climate action for sustainable development

Partners of a new UN-led platform to mobilize and accelerate action on climate resilience agreed today to move ahead with plans that will help meet the needs of a growing global population that is being impacted by climate change.

 

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June 21, 2016 - The Sustainable Exploitation of the Ocean’s Minerals and Resources
In contributing to the theme of the International Year of Water Cooperation, this article provides a perspective from a Pacific Small Island Developing State. In the context of the large body of water that surrounds Fiji and other Pacific Small Island Developing States (SIDS), a vital and long-stand...more
June 09, 2016 - Time to Repay the Nature
Breathing is an activity of all the creatures on this planet & it’s a greatest blessing that we got from this earth to our daily survivals. But we have pulled in to a situation of purchasing the oxygen from the shop to breath. This incident has caused in china & Hong Kong recently according to the...more
May 04, 2016 - Heat Waves hit India and Thailand
Image by - Observatory NASA April in Southeast Asia is usually a hot month, following the cool, dry season and preceding the monsoon season. But April 2016 was not your typical April. Throughout the month, ground-based measurements of air temperatures soared above average; one location in Thailan...more
April 17, 2016 - Ecuador Death toll climbs to 238
According to reports 1500 people injured while killing 238 people due to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck in Ecuador recently. ...more
April 17, 2016 - Death Toll Rises to 41 in Ecuador
41 casualties reported dead in Ecuador due to the earthquake which struck off the pacific coasts on Saturday.  7.8 Magnitude struck around 0100GMT at a depth of 20 km (12.4 miles), near the epicenter as well as in the largest city of Guayaquil in Ecuador.  People also have been evacuated in the ar...more
April 15, 2016 - 7 Magnitude Earthquake struck Japan
An earthquake with magnitude 7.0 occurred near Kumamoto, Kyushu, Japan at 16:25:06.20 UTC time, So far no casualties or damages has been reported. Meanwhile around 40,000 people evacuated due to the tremors and aftershocks in the area. ...more
April 15, 2016 - Earthquake stuck off Pacific Coasts of Guatemala
According to reports a magnitude-6.2 earthquake has struck an area off the Pacific coast of Guatemala. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake occurred Friday just after 8 a.m. local time (1400 GMT). ...more
April 13, 2016 - 6.9 Magnitude Earthquake hits Myanmar
A strong earthquake struck Myanmar on short while ago and was felt in parts of eastern India and Bangladesh. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. ...more
April 09, 2016 - Effect of Human Created Technology
The human species' use of technology began with the conversion of natural resources into simple tools. The prehistoric discovery of how to control fire and the later Neolithic Revolution increased the available sources of food and the invention of the wheel helped humans to travel in and control the...more
February 21, 2016 - Death Toll Rises in Fiji
10 People reported to be killed in Fiji due the monster cyclone “Winston” becoming the powerful and worst’s cyclone hit in the history of Fiji. Winds that reached 184mph lashed the tiny island in the Pacific Ocean causing heavy flooding. ...more

Local News

September 09, 2016 - Sri Lanka Ratifies the Paris Climate Agreement
I last updated on the Climate Agreement of the United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, when Peru submitted the instruments of ratification in July. The latest is that Sri Lanka today ratified the agreement. ...more
July 11, 2016 - WFP DELIVERS CASH ASSISTANCE TO CYCLONE ROANU SURVIVORS IN SRI LANKA
Ms. Susana Rico, Officer in Charge of World Food Programme in Sri Lanka and Dr. R. H. S. Samarathunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance in Sri Lanka WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. On average, WFP reaches more than 90 million people with food assistance i...more
June 21, 2016 - Environmental and Social Justice Awarded to Ifham Nizam, Editor The Sunday leader Newspaper
Senior Advisor to President, Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana hands over the award titled Environmental and Social Justice Award 2016’ to Ifham Nizam, News Features Editor of The Sunday Leader Newspaper, in recognition of outstanding contribution for environmental conservation, defending ...more
April 24, 2016 - 15 Countries to help out with waste problem in Western Province
Chief Minister of Western Provincial Council Isura Devapriya expresses that 150 companies belonging to 15 countries to solve the waste problem in Western province. ...more
April 10, 2016 - Minister of Wild life and Sustainable Development Gamini Jayawickrama Perera to chair APFSD
  Gamini Jayawickrema Perera, Minister of Sustainable Development and Wildlife Sri Lanka was elected as the Chair of the Asia Pacific Forum on Sustainable Development 2016 (APFSD) at the United Nations Conference Centre held in Bangkok . With this appointment, Sri Lanka will hold the chair of AP...more
March 17, 2016 - Warm weather to continue
Hot weather prevailing around the country will continue till April, as the sun would come directly over Sri Lanka. The country's temperature has increased by 3 °C during the day and 2 °C during the night than its normal value, Meteorological Department revealed. ...more
April 05, 2014 - Sunrise Directly above Srilanka
Met Department states that Sun will rise above Srilanka from April 5th –April 15th. ...more
April 03, 2014 - Sri Lanka customs seized Rose Wood Container from Africa
Sri Lanka customs yesterday seized 28 container loads of Rosewood logs that arrived from a foreign country. Valued at over 1 billion Sri Lanka customs described as it is the largest ever detection of its kind in the world. ...more
March 14, 2014 - Baby Elephant Raided in Colombo
An Elephant calf   that was kept illegally was raided in Kottawa Colombo yesterday. ...more
July 29, 2013 - Miss Earth Green Walk
  The Miss Earth Green Walk was organized by the Western provincial Environment  Ministry together with TV Derana today at the Independence Square in Colombo....more