Scientists working at Kottakkal Arya Vaidya Sala’s Centre for Medicinal Plants Research (CMPR) have discovered two new species of medicinal plants from the Western Ghats.

Study on disappearance of Sandwich Tern from the estuary begins

The disappearance of Sandwich Tern, one of the unique migrant bird species found in the Kadalundi Vallikkunnu Community Reserve, from the Kadalundi estuary over the past couple of years has raised concerns about the changes taking place to the ecology of the sanctuary.

The water has turned black at Areekode and neighbouring places

The water in the Chaliyar at Areekode and neighbouring places has changed its colour, raising concerns of the local people as well as the authorities.
Unlike in the past, the Chaliyar has turned black towards the upstream of the river from the Kavanakkallu regulator-cum-bridge. The change looks acute at Areekode and Moorkkanad.