Express News Service 25 Sep 2008 04:33:00 AM ISTKOCHI:

Sajimon P S | KOCHI: Seems like Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM; Forest Minister Binoy Viswom has said that the Forest Department will start a potable water project for Sabarimala named

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Wetland Technical Unit of the State Council for Technology and Environment is organising a discussion on the draft

Sudha Nambudiri | KOCHI: The entire coastal belt in Kerala may come under the Coastal Management Zone-II if one goes by the population criterion mentioned in the recommendations of the M S Swaminathan

KOCHI: Rajesh Gopal, member secretary of the National Tiger Conservation Authority under the Ministry of Environment and Forest, will deliver the keynote address at the two-day national seminar being held on September 22 and 23 at Thekkady in connection with the platinum jubilee of the Periyar Tiger Reserve.

The seminar titled `People and Tigers - Shifting Trajectories of Ecology and Coexistence

Reema Narendran |THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Without a thought to the human effort, time and money put into its validation, two tribal medicines developed in the state are disappearing into nothingness, while multinational pharma companies walk away with the patents and trademark rights.

Sudha Nambudiri |KOCHI: There is a reason to cheer on the International Ozone Day. The scientists have recorded a perceptible reduction in the ozone depletion levels in the atmosphere.

It is generally believed that the preventive measures taken by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) by cutting down the CFCs emission have had its effect on the atmosphere.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With Kerala wallowing in acute power crises and longterm energy prospects remaining bleak, the Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is now seriously gunning for home-generated power by setting up a 1,000 MW thermal power plant in the state.

The KSEB has identified "specific land" for the coalbased plant, KSEB chairman Rajeev Sadanandan said. He did not disclose the precise location zoomed in on by the power-starved Board, but the KSEB is eyeing Kasargod district, sources said.