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Tamil Nadu

Getting more with less

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014

Cauvery gouged

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014

If only cities can see wetlands

Issue Date: Jul 31, 2014
Sixty People died in a building collapse in Chennai last fortnight. There is much more than the municipal incompetence that needs to be fixed to avoid such tragic incidents. This building was located on Porur lake, a water body that provides services like groundwater recharge and flood management to an otherwise water-starved city. If you care to ask the obvious question how construction was permitted on the wetland, you will get a not-so-obvious response. Wetlands are rarely recorded under municipal land laws, so nobody knows about them.

MDG Report 2014: India among worst performers in poverty reduction, maternal death and sanitation

Issue Date: Jul 9, 2014
The United Nations (UN) released this week the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report, 2014. The report, launched by UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon, says that many of the development goals have been met or are within reach by 2015.

Heat wave claims 169 lives in Andhra

Author(s): M Suchitra
Issue Date: Jun 16, 2014

Is the Grid ready for the windy days?

Posted on: 4 Jun, 2014
The southwest monsoon months of May through September are some of the windiest months in the peninsula and Tamil Nadu has a lot to gain during these months. If the wind energy is efficiently harnessed by the state’s grid, wind energy can contribute up to 18 per cent (~12,000 Million kilo Watt hours) of the state’s electricity generation. But it should not repeat last year's mistakes

News Briefs

Issue Date: Jun 15, 2014
6 million votes for nobody Close to 6 million voters pressed the none-of-the-above (NOTA) button in the recent general elections. This is the first general election where this option was available to the voters.

Silent invader

Author(s): Manupriya
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2014
WHEN one thinks of invasions, names of kings and rulers from history come to mind. Names of plants like Prosopis juliflora, Lantana camara and Parthenium hysterophorus are never linked to invasions. However, while invading kings are now just a part of history, invasive plants are still there, and are a huge threat to the local flora, fauna and agriculture.

Jumbo conflict

Issue Date: Feb 28, 2014
  EAST-CENTRAL LANDSCAPE See also:  Much like Maoists Author(s): Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Hungry gods Author(s): Sayantan Bera Extreme measure Author(s): M Suchitra Black elephant v white elephant Author(s): Alok Gupta Conflict of interest Author(s): Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava Why do they raid crops? Author(s): M Suchitra Conflicts are no less around national parks, sanctuaries Author(s): M Suchitra Interview ‘Elephant conservation is not exactly anybody’s priority’ Interviewee: M D Madhusudan Photo Gallery Man v elephant Reporter’s Diary On the trail of rampaging elephants Map On the move  
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