The Land and Agricultural Reforms Movement alleges attempts by Indian plant seed companies which held a conference in Colombo to bring in plant seeds to Sri Lanka without seed quarantine approval. This will pose a grave threat of disease outbreaks to local crops and also the country’s seed production market will be in the hands of Indian companies, it warns.
Sri Lanka is a county with a very high rate of elephant and tusker deaths, said coordinator of the Environment and Nature Studies Centre Dr. Ravindra Kariyawasam.
A flurry of meetings should help curb greenhouse-gas emissions. But the global agreement is still essential
IN MAY France’s environment ministry moved to an 18th-century mansion close to the National Assembly and Elysée Palace. The relocation—and a pretentious new name, the Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition—hint at Emmanuel Macron’s desire to be seen as a global leader in the fight against climate change.
By Julia Proctor
A recent paper authored by Dr. Ronald Geyer from the University of California Santa Barbara, has exposed that in the last 65 years humans have produced 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic in total. This figure is found to be equal to that of the weight of 25,000 Empire State buildings or 1 billion elephants.