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Nov 20, 2017
IUCN report raises red flag over threat to biodiversity in Western Ghats, says it can affect monsoonBiodiversity in the Western Ghats is facing a threat from forest loss, encroachment and conversion, the International Union for Conservation of Nature said in its report
Oct 17, 2017
Pinarayi Vijayan says Sabarimala temple should get national pilgrim centre statusPinarayi Vijayan government would be more determined in its demand to the Centre to get the famed Sabarimala temple declared a national pilgrim centre
Aug 27, 2017
Athirappilly Falls: If you're looking for a monsoon getaway, then it doesn't get better than thisThe Athirappilly Falls in Kerala are a visual and sensory delight for the monsoon visitor
Aug 23, 2017
Kerala: Man-elephant conflict being pushed to the brink by breaking up of natural corridorsThe all-important elephant corridors in the entire Western Ghats have been broken and disfigured over the years.
Jun 04, 2017
Amit Shah wraps up Kerala visit, sets poll target of 40% vote share for BJP workersBJP president Amit Shah on Sunday wound up his three-day Kerala visit with a call to the party workers to strive hard to "utilise the space" in the southern state's political arena, saying there was "enough potential" for the saffron party's growth there.
May 19, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 8: Water wars erupt as sources dry up in Andhra Pradesh, TelanganaThe last week of April and the first week of May witnessed water wars over the two major reservoirs built on the Krishna river – Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar – with both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana vying for more share even though the reservoirs were at dead storage levels.
May 15, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 6: Tamil Nadu's over-dependence on ground water has left it parchedTamil Nadu has very few perennial rivers; it's mostly seasonal rivers, fed by rainfall, that irrigate large swathes of the state. Without its ground water, the state cannot survive
May 11, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 4: In Kerala's Wayanad, acute water scarcity leading to man-animal conflictThe problem in Wayanad is worse than in other places, because it's well-known for its spices cultivation since the time of the British Raj, and is one place where the divide between forest land and human settlements is still very vague
May 10, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 3: Ambulance service supplies water to 700 families in Kerala's KottayamA man with an ambulance brings water free of cost to 700 families in Kottayam, Kerala, as the effects of drought and destruction of the Western Ghats depletes groundwater reserves in the state.
May 09, 2017
Drought in the Western Ghats Part 2: How deforestation saved ecologically-sensitive hills in KeralaVillagers and women's groups in the Pangode village in Kerala's Western Ghats have organised large protests over the last six months, petitioning the government over one solitary demand: To remove acacia and eucalyptus trees