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Journalist paddles across states spreading word to save Western Ghats

Sep 01, 2014

Journalist paddles across states spreading word to save Western Ghats

From spreading a word on Facebook to paddling 3,080 kms across four states, a Coimbatore-based journalist has taken up the cause to protect Western Ghats, bleeding due to human intervention. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #UNESCO #Goa #Western Ghats #Kalai Selvan
Goa to demarcate eco-sensitive areas near wildlife sanctuaries

Aug 14, 2014

Goa to demarcate eco-sensitive areas near wildlife sanctuaries

Goa government will demarcate the ecologically sensitive areas around its wildlife sanctuaries and submit a detailed report to Union Ministry of Environment and Forests by 31 January next year, State Environment Minister Alina Saldanha said on Thursday. #India #Environment #NewsTracker #Goa #Western Ghats #MoEF #Alina Saldanha #Vijay Sardesai #Dr Kasturirangan report
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
AAP begins campaign in Kerala Will it affect Cong or CPM?

Mar 03, 2014

AAP begins campaign in Kerala Will it affect Cong or CPM?

The enthusiasm generated by the announcement of just two AAP candidates and the CPMs desperation to lure the Christians and the Church show that the equations are changing fast. #Congress #BJP #Kerala #PoliticsDecoder #UDF #LDF #Western Ghats #Thiruvananthapuram #CPM #Aam Aadmi Party #AAP #Thrissur #Kasturirangan report
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
In Kerala, LDF MLAs continue protest against Western Ghats report

Jan 07, 2014

In Kerala, LDF MLAs continue protest against Western Ghats report

Thirteen MLAs belonging to CPI-M led LDF Opposition in Kerala on Tuesday staged a sit-in in front of the Assembly complex demanding rejection of the "anti-farmer" recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghat conservation. #India #Kerala #NewsTracker #Western Ghats #Oommen Chandy #Kodiyeri Balakrishnan #EIA #Kasturirangan report
PM attends Kerala cabinet meet, Chandy submits 12-point memorandum

Jan 04, 2014

PM attends Kerala cabinet meet, Chandy submits 12-point memorandum

In a special gesture, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday attended a meeting of the Kerala cabinet where Congress-led UDF Government raised their concerns over implementation of the Western Ghats conservation report and payment of subsidy on household LPG connections. #India #TCS #Manmohan Singh #Kerala #NewsTracker #UDF #Western Ghats #Oommen Chandy