Evidence is piling up showing the aerial spraying of Endosulfan in Kasaragod district by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala not only caused deleterious health effects but also impoverished the local population.

The State-owned Corporation is yet to offer any relief, though it has agreed to follow government directive in respect of sharing some of the remediation costs with government.


Ajay Parmar | TNN

Jodhpur: Jodhpur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has undertaken a project to make the hills around the city green.
Cashing in on the rainy season, the corporation has decided to go for aerial spraying of seeds of the local flora on these hills. The mayor, Rameshwer Dadhich flagged off the seed-laden helicopter from the Air Force station in Jodhpur on Tuesday afternoon.

THE KARNATAKA government acknowledged the link between the spraying of endosulfan in South Canara district and the incidence of congenital birth defects, skin diseases and motor ailments, saying victims would be given financial aid.

Aircraft sprayed chemicals to break up a large oil slick off Australia's northwestern coast on Sunday as environmentalists expressed fears for rare wildlife from oil gushing into the sea from an uncapped well.

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the slick from the West Atlas offshore drilling rig had lengthened overnight from an estimated 8 nautical miles (15 km) on Saturday.