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Urban Biodiversity Conservation for Sustainable Development

With the increasing population, urbanizing has become unavoidable. In urban areas land has become extremely valuable and highly demanding resource thus using separate lands only for conservation is out of question.  When an area...

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Uma Oya Multipurpose Development Project & Its impacts

Uma Oya is one of the major tributaries of Mahaweli Ganga which is the largest river basin in Sri Lanka. Uma Oya flows across the central highlands and discharges in to Rantambe reservoir. Uma...

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LED Lamps for Eco-friendly Lighting

Light-emitting diode, commonly known as LED, is the latest development in lighting technology whose application to general purpose lighting is rapidly growing, with significant potential for energy savings. Light-emitting diodes are semiconductor devices that...

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Environmental Impacts of Genetically Modified Crops

  A Genetically Modified (GM) crop is defined as “an organism whose DNA has been altered in a non-natural way”. They are specific in different ways. They have important characteristics such as insect resistance,...

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The First Ever State-of-the-Art Sanitary Landfill of Sri Lanka

There was no proper national level solid waste management program in Sri Lanka until the establishment of “PILISARU” national solid waste management project in 2008. Establishment of the low cost sanitary landfills is a...

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Green Building Concept and its Sri Lankan Context

While heading for the sustainable development, the concept of green building has become a prime concern in construction industry. Green buildings increase the efficiency of resources while sustaining natural resources for the future generation...

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Solar as an Alternative Source of Energy in Sri Lanka

Solar energy is simply the radiation from the sun that is capable of producing heat, causing chemical reactions or generating electricity. Solar power generation has emerged as one of the most rapidly growing renewable...

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Landslide Mitigation by Vegetative Activities

Potential for loss of life and destruction of assets through landslides is increasing in many mountains and hilly areas in Sri Lanka. Residential, tree logging and concentrated human activities continue to expand slopes which...

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Geomagnetic Storms

Extreme geomagnetic storms are considered as one of the major natural disasters, and it’s a hazard with lasting effects for our technology-dependent society. Geomagnetic field disturbances can disrupt the operation of critical infrastructures that are...