Tag Archives: Centre for Science and Environment (CSE)

When Worlds Collide #119: Long way to lowering Lanka’s Deadly Diesel Hazard

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today newspaper on 29 August 2014 Progress is slow and incremental. Those who take all-or-nothing positions often end up with…nothing. So let’s hail Sri Lanka’s leading petroleum distributor introducing a … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #99: South Asia: In Search of Open Data

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 7 March 2014 “When you’re trying to reach a goal, data not only tells you if you’re succeeding, but it also suggests which activities you should do … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #97: Living on the Edge – South Asia’s Coastal Scramble

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today broadsheet newspaper on 14 February 2014 Many different worlds collide on the coast – both literally and metaphorically. Coasts are where land meets the sea. A precise coastline cannot be … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #89: Our Long Road to Cleaner and Safer Cities…

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday broadsheet newspaper on 27 October 2013 Indian environmental activist Sunita Narain was seriously injured while cycling in New Delhi last Sunday, October 20. She was hit by a car while … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #29: Science and Politics of Kidney Disease in Sri Lanka

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 19 August 2012 Much of Sri Lanka’s Dry Zone is currently grappling with a drought caused by the delayed Monsoon. This is a double whammy for … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #23: ‘Slow Murder’ by Subsidised Diesel Fumes

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 8 July 2012 Sometimes well-meaning yet ill-informed environmentalists can be their own worst enemy. By barking up the wrong tree, they distort public sentiments and even … Continue reading

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When Worlds Collide #13: Wake Up to our Urban Nightmares!

Text of my ‘When Worlds Collide’ column published in Ceylon Today Sunday newspaper on 29 April 2012 As I lie awake in the wee hours of the morning struggling to breathe, I remember Saneeya Hussain. And when I see yet … Continue reading

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