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Rainfall trends decline sharply across regions in Karnataka

Madikeri taluka, where the Cauvery river originates, witnesses a decline of 10 mm rainfall per year

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Western Ghats at risk: Deforestation data drives home point again

Loss recorded across four districts of Karnataka, according to data from Global Forest Watch

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Daily Court Digest: Major environment orders (May 9, 2019)

Down To Earth brings you the top environmental cases heard in the Supreme Court, the high courts and the National Green Tribunal

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‘If trees are lost, giant and flying squirrels will lose their arboreal highways’

Three researchers talk to Down To Earth about the real danger facing India’s canopy-dwelling rodents

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Study finds gaps in conservation efforts in Western Ghats

Team of scientists have estimated the dhole population and its occupancy pattern in 16 protected forest reserves in Western Ghats

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Are dhole packs in peril?

Safeguarding these true underdogs of India’s tropical forests will require much greater resolve from scientists, wildlife managers and …

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Database launched on flora in peninsular India

The work started with digitising the flora of Karnataka, but was later expanded to cover other states

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Dams in central Western Ghats affect catchment of perennial rivers: study

The researchers found that large scale activities are eroding the ecosystem by studying the Kali river in Karnataka

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Kaiga nuclear plant expansion: Expect body blow for Western Ghats biodiversity

Rich tropical forest, vibrant wildlife, water of Kali river will be in line of destruction

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New study questions Kerala flood link with climate change

Instead, the study says, the 2018 extreme precipitation and flood events might have been caused due to anomalous large-scale circulation …

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NGT nod for long-awaited neutrino project

The observatory is proposed to be housed in an underground lab below a rocky mountain in Tamil Nadu and is about 4.9 km from Mathikettan Shola …

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The Kerala deluge: Global warming’s latest act

The global community has a responsibility not to let Kerala sink as it is reeling under the onslaught of global warming in the creation of …

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