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August
2017

Carbon Capture Begins : An analysis of Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Storage (CCS)

CO2 emissions related to Anthropogenic energy are increasing everyday. Although the countries have pledged to decrease their fossil fuel based emissions, still there are many fossil fuel power generation stations and vehicles introduced to the consumer. Therefore, in addition to moving away from fossil fuel sources there is a need to implement methods to capture the emissions to keep the harm mitigated. In the first article of this series we briefly introduced the concept of CCS and its role in reducing the global CO2 emissions.

 

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22
August
2017

Total Solar Eclipse Across US

Total Solar Eclipse moved across United States on Monday covering America in darkness after 99 years. NASA states that  next event will takes place after a span of six years in 2024.

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20
August
2017

Carbon Capture begins!

Carbon Capture technologies are up and coming methods capable of limiting global Carbon Dioxide emissions. These technologies have unique opportunities, challenges and huge investments are made for their improvements to fit the progress of the industry and technology. This series of articles aims to introduce the  basics Carbon Capture and explore its important aspects.

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17
August
2017

Priority Bus lanes to ease traffic congestion in the streets of Colombo

Megapolis and western development ministry introduced priority bus lanes to ease traffic congestion recently.

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22
August
2017

Uma Oya The Tunnel of Tears

It was a 28 th of June 2017.Whole Bandarawela Town, which is situated in Uva Province of Sri Lanka was seems like struck in one place. All the day to day tasks were interrupted and people were protesting against ongoing ,Uma Oya” project while all the state institutes, private merchant shops ,schools and etc ,all things were closed as a part of one day protest at “Bandarawela” town. This was a very recent public uprising against “uma Oya” project, which has been controversial topic since the beginning of proposal. Then lets what is the Uma oya project and how is its history. The Uma Oya Hydropower Complex (also internally called Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project or UOMDP) is an irrigation and hydroelectric complex currently under construction in the Badulla District of Sri Lanka. Early assessments of project dates back to 1989, when the first studies was conducted by the country's Central Engineering and Consultancy Bureau. The complex involves building a dam across Dalgolla Oya, and channeling water over a 3,975 m (13,041 ft.) tunnel to Mathatilla Oya, both of which are tributaries of the Uma Oya. At Mathatilla Oya, another dam is constructed to channel 145,000,000 m3 (5.1×109 cu ft.) of waterr annum, via a 15,290 m (50,160 ft) headrace tunnel to the Uma Oya Power Station, where water then discharged to the Alikota Aru via a 3,335 m (10,942 ft.) tailrace tunnel. The Alikota Aru is a tributary of the Kirindi Oya.

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17
August
2017

600 missing in Sierra Leone due to landslides

According to sources 600 people are believed to be missing due to heavy rains and flash floods which led to landslides in Sierra Leone West Africa.

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17
August
2017

QGBC’S QATAR SUSTAINABILITY WEEK 2017 TO BE UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRIME MINISTER

Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) has announced that Qatar Sustainability Week 2017 will be under the patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani. The week-long initiative, which hosts numerous sustainability events across the country, will take place from October 28 to November 4.

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