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September
2017

South Asia in a Line of Fire

In the past month, more than 1,200 people died during amid flooding in Bangladesh, Nepal and India. This year’s monsoon season has brought torrential downpours that have submerged wide swaths of South Asia, destroying tens of thousands of homes, schools and hospitals and affecting up to 40 million people. Aid organizations warns  it is one of the worst regional humanitarian crises this decade, with millions of people facing severe food shortages and disease caused by flood waters. Flood victims in southern Nepal stated that many paddy fields and agricultural lands destroyed causing massive economic crisis. Two months ago, Sri Lanka also faced to such type of heavy disaster as a result of unprecedented rainfall and hundreds of people lost their lives while millions became refugees. It`s obviously clear that something unusual and unprecedented have been happening in our surrounding facing it in critical manner. From decades, environmental scientists been continuously warns South Asia can become a hotspot of global climatic changes which are caused by hazardous effects of the universal phenomena, global warming. It is fact that the policy makers should considered to create warning systems to change countries policies towards eco-friendly pathways.

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29
August
2017

World Water Week opens in Stockholm: water is fundamental to achieving the Global Goals

World leaders, water experts, development professionals, policy-makers, and one astronaut, have gathered in Stockholm for a week-long meeting focused on finding ways to better use, and reuse, the world’s increasingly scarce fresh water.

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27
August
2017

“Trinity” Goes Green

On 12th of August 2017, Trinity College Kandy has launched and implemented solar power project which is contributing to fulfil whole current energy need of the school. 100KWp of electricity can be generated from current power project. This wonderful project was initialized by 1992 batch of Trinity College to celebrate 25th anniversary of their leaving from Trinity and this can be considered as a symbol of old boys affection towards this one of the most reputed college of magnificent hill country in Sri Lanka. School current staff, contemporary teachers of 1992 batch and other important people attended to inaugurate this significant event. This project contributes to make Trinity Eco-friendly and to create a sustainable community in the country.

 

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26
August
2017

Hurricane​ ​Harvey​ ​makes​ ​landfall​ ​in​ ​United​ ​States

Hurricane Harvey, introduced earlier this week just made landfall in Texas, USA. ​It is also called as the first Category 4 hurricane (category 5 being the strongest) to make landfall in the United States since Hurricane Charley. The winds have been observed up to​ ​130​ ​miles​ ​per​ ​hour​ ​in​ ​the​ ​coastal​ ​areas​ ​of​ ​Texas.

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27
August
2017

5.0 Magnitude Earthquake hits Japan

5.0 Magnitude earthquake struck in the 4km northwest’s city of Kitaibarakai in the Ibaraki prefecture Japan today. The quake was reportedly felt in the city of Fukushima and the capital city of Tokyo. No warnings of tsunami was issued due to the earthquake.

 
26
August
2017

QATAR ACADEMY MSHEIREB HOSTS ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT

Qatar Academy Msheireb (QAM) recently hosted its annual ‘Back to School Night’ to provide parents and teachers with the opportunity to discuss the upcoming academic year and how to enrich the students’ overall learning experience, while encouraging their academic and personal development.

 

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24
August
2017

Carbon Capture Begins : An analysis of Pre-Combustion Carbon Capture Storage (CCS)

CO2 emissions related to Anthropogenic energy are increasing everyday. Although the countries have pledged to decrease their fossil fuel based emissions, still there are many fossil fuel power generation stations and vehicles introduced to the consumer. Therefore, in addition to moving away from fossil fuel sources there is a need to implement methods to capture the emissions to keep the harm mitigated. In the first article of this series we briefly introduced the concept of CCS and its role in reducing the global CO2 emissions.

 

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