Problem: Terrain forbids sprawl as in cities in the plains; Status: Alarming population density (people per sq km); Challenge: Policy question is:…
Data fudged for mining clearance
Iron ore mines in Goa also concealed facts to get environmental clearance, shows report
MoEF expert panel recommends moratorium on mining, power projects in Konkan
Report kept in wraps calls attention to adverse environmental and social impacts of ongoing industrial activities
Pollution killing freshwater species of Western Ghats: IUCN
16 per cent fish, plants and other freshwater species threatened; 2 per cent near threatened
Neelakurinji blooms in the Nilgiris
High Court stays Karnataka’s efforts to divert water from Mahadayi
Court directs state to get forest and wildlife clearances
Anti-Kasturirangan campaigners win in Idukki
Voters were highly misled and misinformed by the Left Democratic Front and a section of the church, say environmentalists
Grasslands in Western Ghats diverted for resort construction
The 120 room, five-star luxury resort is being built in Chikkamagalur district of Karnataka in association with international hotel chains
Into the ginger trap
Farmers from Kerala make big bucks by growing ginger in Karnataka but leave behind a trail of pollution
A journey called change
Their struggle for survival and progress has shaped the understanding of environmentalism both at the national and global levels and influenced …
Real estate boom, quarries to blame for Pune disaster?
Ambegaon taluk where disaster-struck Malin village was located had become a realty hot spot and had mines; it is located in the ecologically …
Will Narayan Rane’s loss in Maharashtra mean better protection for Western Ghats?
Congress leader who contested Assembly elections from Kudal in Sindhudurg district is known to be a key player in the mining lobby in the entire …
Curb on mining in Western Ghats
MoEF accepts Kasturirangan report; will declare one-third of the range ecologically sensitive
'Organic cotton production and consumption should become a mass movement'
Vivek and Juli Cariappa are Krishi Pandit awardees and dedicated organic farmers based in H D Kote taluk in Mysore. They have been practising …
Criminal neglect takes toll on Attappady tribes
30 infants die in five months as result of malnutrition; rural development minister announces Rs 125 crore package
Even as Bt cotton invaded Indian fields in the past few years, some farmer groups kept pushing for organic cotton. In 2009-10, production in …
Science and Technology - Briefs
Who is monitoring Lavasa?
Lavasa Corporation is rushing to complete its township in Western Ghats. No one knows if the promoter is complying with conditions on which it …