The issue of waste disposal continues to divide people in Thrikkakara muncipality more than a decade after the then panchayat became a model for the State for decentralised system of waste manageme

Increasing incidences of pest outbreaks, prolonged periods of drought, change in the pattern of rain distribution, and rising number of hailstorms are harbingers of climate change for the already s

Grid-charged inverters on the way out set of directives for “rationalising the use of electrical energy” make it compulsory for new housing units to have solar photovoltaic (PV) power plants and ne

75 per cent of pesticides used belong to Yellow category

Monitoring committee scheduled to meet next week

Sand mining in the Moovattupuzha and the Periyar rivers, banned by the district administration this week, will resume only after the State-level environmental monitoring committee studies the results of the sand auditing of these rivers.

Temporary permits for sand mining in the Periyar and Muvattupuzha rivers are against norms, say activists

A group of environmentalists in the district has served a legal notice on District Collector P.I. Sheik Pareeth, warning him against contempt of court and terming illegal the district administration’s decision on Monday to issue temporary permits for sand mining in the Periyar and Muvattupuzha rivers.

20 agencies have been entrusted with mapping and sand auditing of 20 rivers in State

The Assembly Committee on Environment will keep a tab on the river mapping and sand auditing being undertaken by various agencies on 20 river systems in Kerala.

The Kerala Agricultural University has found “dangerous levels” of pesticide residue in key vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower, vegetable cowpea ( achinga ), amaranthus red, small red onions, tom

The expansion project to fire up BPCL’s Kochi refinery capacity to 15.5 million tonnes a year

Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd’s integrated refinery expansion project in Kochi is expected to get environmental clearance anytime now with Tuesday’s meeting of the Expert Appraisal Committee (Industry) for Environmental Impact Assessment in New Delhi ending on a positive note. Union Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs K.V. Thomas told The Hindu on the telephone that the expert committee, which considered the project, was positive on its assessment though a formal announcement had not been made on the project getting the green signal.

From the point of view of food security it is in the best interests of the State not to allow reclamation of paddy land for any purpose, says Leena Kumari, professor and head of the Rice Research Station at Mankombu in Alappuzha.

She was speaking to The Hindu on the impact of a recent decision by the State government to legitimise reclamation of paddy lands carried out until 2005. She said that the decision was a drastic departure from The Kerala Conservation of Paddy Land and Wetland Act 2008, which appeared capable of stemming the tide against rice cultivation in the State.