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Goa CM Parrikar to ask Modi govt for more IAS officers

May 30, 2014

Goa CM Parrikar to ask Modi govt for more IAS officers

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be in the national capital on 3 June with several demands including sanctioning of more Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers for the state. #India #NewsTracker #Arun Jaitley #Goa #Western Ghats #MoEF #Manohar Parrikar #IAS officers #Madhav Gadgil
Scientists find 14 new species of 'dancing frogs' in Western Ghats

May 08, 2014

Scientists find 14 new species of 'dancing frogs' in Western Ghats

There are other dancing frogs in Central America and Southeast Asia, but the Indian family, known by the scientific name Micrixalidae, evolved separately about 85 million years ago. #India #Environment #ThingsWeLike #Western Ghats #Frogs #Dancing Frogs
Parrikar wants to 'save' Western Ghats, but not stop mining

Apr 25, 2014

Parrikar wants to 'save' Western Ghats, but not stop mining

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wants to "save" the Western Ghats, but not at the cost of mining. Parrikar underscored the sentiment in an official letter written to the union environment and forests minister last week but which became known only a few days after a crucial Supreme Court judgement lifting a 19-month ban on mining in the state. #NewsTracker #Goa #Western Ghats #Manohar Parrikar #Goa mining
W-Ghats report: MoEF accepts Kerala government's demands

Mar 05, 2014

W-Ghats report: MoEF accepts Kerala government's demands

Late Tuesday night, an office memorandum from the ministry said the recommendations of the state government were examined and it has been decided to accept them. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Western Ghats #Oommen Chandy #Kozhikode #Idukki #Wayanad
No Central panel to study Western Ghats: Moily

Jan 15, 2014

No Central panel to study Western Ghats: Moily

Environment Minister M Veerappa Moily said the states concerned should appoint committees respectively to assess the kind of activities that could be allowed in the tract. #India #Jayanthi Natarajan #Western Ghats #PolicyWatch #M Veerappa Moily #Gadgil Committee #Kasturirangan panel

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Why Karnataka is saying no to the UNESCO tag

Jun 17, 2011

Why Karnataka is saying no to the UNESCO tag

The Karnataka state government's refusal to allow a UNESCO tag for the Western Ghat forests is because it will prevent them from plundering these sites at will. #ThatsJustWrong #Karnataka #Kudremukh #Western Ghats #United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization #Vijayashankar

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Why Karnataka is saying no to the UNESCO tag

Jun 13, 2014

Late monsoon leads to record heat in India

The southwesterly monsoon finally arrived over the south coast of Kerala on June 6, five days behind schedule. Meanwhile, temperatures continue to rise across central and northern India. The late onset of the rains has exacerbated this year’s  pre-mo... #India #New Delhi #Bangladesh #Goa