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Chronic Disease in El Salvador and Sri Lanka

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For nearly two decades, large areas of El Salvador have been affected by an align epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The less known disease had hampered the lives of youth who were breadwinners of most of the families. Following its emergence in the 1990s, the disease was widely ignored by authorities even as it devastated impoverished rural communities. Only now, bolstered by a growing body of scientific research, governments have begun to vigorously search for causes and solutions.  Based on medical reports death toll has reached at least 20 000.

Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2016 07:53 Read more...
 

African Tusks Destroyed in Galle Face Green

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Picture by Nilusha Rusiru

Sri Lanka became the first’s country in Asia Pacific to destroy 400 million worth tons of Ivory today. Ivory came from a single shipment of 359 tusks, weighing 1.5 tons, which was seized by customs authorities at the Port of Colombo in May 2012. The shipment was in transit from Kenya to Dubai. DNA testing later showed that the tusks came from Tanzania.

 

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 07:37 Read more...
 

On the way to a sustainable world - How is of Sri Lanka adopting to climate change?

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Climate change is one of the main problems the world is facing today. Climate change has been notable in the last 20 years but the world still has not been able to tackle this problem yet. All the developments that decide the future of the planet is now taking place in a world shaped by climate. The change in the climate is impacting countries and the people at large, where the poor are being subjected to the hardest hit. Without bold and immediate action the negative effects of climate change and the warming of the planet threatens to put prosperity out of reach of millions and slow down decades of development.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 December 2015 18:14 Read more...
 

DNA mutation due dynamical change of the Static Molecules in the Air

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Molecules as components of matter are common in organic substances. They also make up most of the oceans and atmosphere. However, the majority of familiar solid substances on Earth, including most of the minerals that make up the crust, mantle, and core of the Earth, contain many chemical bonds, but are not made of identifiable molecules.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 04:02 Read more...
 

Effect of Human Created Technology

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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 their environment. Developments in historic times, including the printing press, the telephone, and the Internet, have lessened physical barriers to communication and allowed humans to interact freely on a global scale. The steady progress of military technology has brought weapons of ever-increasing destructive power, from clubs to nuclear weapons.

Last Updated on Saturday, 09 April 2016 16:54 Read more...
 
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