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5 Things to Know About Building Resilience from Droughts in Sri Lanka

Recent droughts in Sri Lanka had a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Sri Lankans. How can irrigation and agriculture improve to tackle future droughts, or are climate change effects catching up too quickly?

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Finally Some Good News About the Ozone Layer?

This year’s ozone day makes a difference. It comes with the good news that at the end, the ozone layer in the atmosphere is recovering and the global community can be credited for their collective effort.

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Drained Out or New Potential?: Hydro Power and Sri Lanka’s Energy Challenge

Special Article Marking World Water Day (22nd March), by Chatura Rodrigo and Athula Senaratne* Water and energy are linked with an eternal bond. Many countries blessed with rivers and waterfalls have harnessed their inherent kinetic energy through hydro-electricity in fulfilling …

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Forest Attraction: Can Sri Lanka use Ecotourism for Sustainable Forest Management?

Tucked away amidst a tea plantation and bordering the Deniyaya side of the Sinharaja Rainforest is a unique ecotourism venture that could hold valuable lessons on the future of forest-based ecotourism in Sri Lanka. Ecotourism based on natural forests has been receiving much attention recently and, in Sri Lanka, natural forests like Sinharaja are a key tourist attraction. Ecotourism, when planned and implemented based on its sustainable principles, can generate a number of economic and non-economic benefits. So what is Sri Lanka’s status in terms of forest-based ecotourism and how can we maximize the benefits that ecotourism can offer?

TE Digest Editorial – ‘What’s In Our Food?’

The ongoing crisis with imported milk products has made one thing clear – all of us need to pay closer attention to what is in the food we consume and take a greater interest in how it is sourced and produced. Globally, consumers are becoming more discerning – they are getting a lot smarter at identifying produce that is good for their health and places a lower burden on the environment. ‘Eating local’ and ‘going organic’ are no longer just buzzwords. The question of “what’s in our food?” is intrinsically linked to another question – “how do we grow what we eat?”…

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