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Origin of renewable energy sources [ctd.]

In the previous article, we discussed ocean thermal energy conversion as a renewable source of energy and its potential to reduce fossil fuel consumption. In this article let’s talk about other forms of ocean energy and their potential to reduce our fossil fuel consumption and emissions. (more…)

3 hours ago | by Editor

Origin of renewable energy sources

It is surprising to know that our primary source of energy, fossil fuels are derived by the Sun though they are not renewable. Except geothermal heat, almost all other renewable energy sources are also derived by the Sun. (more…)

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Renewable energy sources: The Game Changer

Energy, the ability to do work is one of the basic needs in our daily life. We can’t think of a life without energy. We need energy to power vehicles, electrical appliances, industrial machinery, and for almost every task! (more…)

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Climate Change [Ctd.]

In the previous article, we realized that the most effective way to mitigate the climate change is lowering the concentration of anthropogenic greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. So, this article will focus on how to minimize our emissions. First of all, let us discuss, (more…)

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Climate change [ctd.]

In previous articles, we clearly realized that both human activities and natural phenomena are responsible for the current change in the global climate system. Further, we understood that the damaging effects of anthropogenic causes are more adverse than those of the natural phenomena. (more…)

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Greenhouse effect and global warming

Greenhouse effect caused by naturally occurring greenhouse gases is not at all harmful to the human kinds, animals or plants. It helps maintain the earth’s temperature at a mild, habitable and relatively even level. (more…)

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How greenhouse effect works

The greenhouse effect is the process by which the earth’s surface and its lower atmospheres are warmed up. Its mechanism was first suggested by Joseph Fourier in 1824 and experimentally confirmed by John Tyndall in 1860 [1]. Since then, much effort has been devoted to fully understand its mechanism, causes and consequences. (more…)

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Global warming

In the previous article, we discussed primarily natural climate change and anthropogenic climate change. Further, we realized that the global warming was just one indicator of the changing climate but was the most dominating, most damaging sign of the current changes in the climate system. In this article, we will focus on the global warming. (more…)

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Natural climate change & anthropogenic climate change

Climate is the average daily weather over a long period of time in a particular location. It is changed by both anthropogenic causes and natural phenomena such as volcanic eruptions and variations in solar radiation.  (more…)

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Manmade environmental damages and their impacts on the climate [ctd.]

Industrial revolution which happened during the late 1700s and early 1800s is simply the process in which rural, agrarian people in Europe and North America became urban and industrial. It began in the United Kingdom and soon after, spread to nearby countries changing the processes of manufacturing and eventually the whole lifestyle. (more…)

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Manmade environmental damages and their impacts on the climate

Earth, the third planet of the solar system is one and only known planet where life exists. Its water, fertile soil, the composition of the atmosphere and appropriate surface temperature make it a habitable place. (more…)

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සූර්යග්රහණයේ PV අන්තර්ග්රහණය – සොබාදම් පෙරළිය දකින නවමු ජිවන අත්දැකීම

මානව  වංශකථාවේ සමාරම්භක අවධියේදී මිනිසා ඉර හඳ තාරකා සේම විදුලිය සුළං වැනි ස්වභාවික සංසිද්ධීන්ද දේවත්වයෙන් ඇදහීය. තමන්ට විශ්වාස කල නොහැකි තමන්ට අවබෝධ කරගත නොහැකි සියල්ල අදාශ්‍යමාන බලවේග ලෙස සලකා ගෞරව බහුමානයෙන් සැලකීමත් ගූඪත්වයේ අඳුරු තිරපටින් ඒ යථාර්ථය වසා දැමීමත් සාමාන්‍ය මිනිස් ස්වභාවය බවට පත්ව තිබිණ. කෙසේ වුවත් මේ සොබාදහමේ මූලිකාංග හා බැඳුනු  විවිධ සංසිද්ධීන් සමඟ මනුෂ්‍ය වර්ගයාට තිබුනේ අවියෝජනීය බැඳීමකි. (more…)

5 months ago | by Editor

පරිසරවේදී තිලක් කන්දේගම (කෘෂිකර්මයේ නවමානය සෙවීම – පළමු කොටස)

ඉස්සරලම අපි අවබෝධ කරගන්න ඕනේ කෘෂිකර්මාන්තය හෙවත් ගොවිතැන කියන්නේ සොබාදහමේ තවත් එක් සිදුවීමක් පමණයි කියල. ඒ සඳහා සොබාදහමේ තියන අව්ව වැස්ස සුළං වැනි සංසිද්ධීන් වල රීතිය රිද්මය රටාව අපි හදුනාගන්න ඕනේ. කෘෂිකර්මාන්තයේ අර්බුදයට විසදුම් සොයන්න අපිට මුළු මන්දාකිනිය ගැනම අවබෝදයක් ගන්න සිදු වෙනවා  (more…)

7 months ago | by Editor

තිරසර හෙට දිනට ලෝකය ගෙනයන නව මානය සොයන සංවාදාත්මක ප්‍රවේශය…..

වසර දහස්ගණනක් පුරා පොළෝතලයේ ගැඹුරෙහි තිබූ පොසිල ඉන්ධන වසර 200ක් පමණ කෙටි කාලයකදී අසීමාන්තික වේගයකින් පරිභෝජනය කල මිනිසා මේ දක්වා පෙන්වන ලද සියළු විජ්ජාවන්ගේ අවසානය කරා දැන් එළඹී තිබේ. (more…)

8 months ago | by Editor

නව මානයක කතිකාව

සොබාදහමේ සියලු න්‍යායන්ට අනුගත වෙමින් තිරසාර භාවිතයකින් දඩයක්කාරයාගේ සහ රැස්කරන්නාගේ භූමිකාවෙන් වසර දහස් ගණනක් ස්වභාවික සත්වයෙකු ලෙස ජීවත්වූ මිනිසා පවුල වර්ගය හා ජාතිකත්වය පදනම් කරගත් දේශපාලනික සත්වයෙකු බවට පත්වූ දා සිට පරිසරයට සිදු කල හානිය සුළුපටු නැත.
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9 months ago | by Editor

The Truth About Climate Change

Introduction of Professor Sir Robert Tony Watson, CMG, FRS
Professor Sir Robert Watson is chair of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. (more…)

10 months ago | by Editor

Green Faith Leadership: Sri Lanka Solarizes Temples

In my last article , I shared my introduction to Sri Lanka, its solar industry and JLanka Technologies, a local solar company. The proactive steps this small country is taking to prevent or reduce a future global energy crisis is inspiring. (more…)

10 months ago | by Editor

American Maitri

“That’s the name of our President and our Prime Minister’s wife!” is the comment I heard most often when I introduced myself as “Maitri from the USA” during my trip to Sri Lanka. My reply was usually, “Yes I’ve heard that and I love that I don’t have to explain what it means or how to pronounce it as I do back home.” (more…)

10 months ago | by Editor

Before the Flood

‘Before the Flood’ is a 2016 documentary film about climate change directed by Fisher Stevens. (more…)

1 year ago | by Editor

Environment

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