Five districts in Kerala will be included in a monitoring and epidemiological assessment conducted as part of the World Health Organisaton (WHO)'s global programme to eliminate lymphatic filariasis

With the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report identifying coastal countries as among those likely to be most affected by climate change, Kerala's low-lying coastal districts are

Collectors asked to prepare operational plans

By next year, the administrative machinery in the State may be better prepared to handle crisis response and calamity relief operations.
The State Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) has initiated steps to complete the draft State plan for disaster management by this year end.

The district administration has not taken any step to resume its flagship project `System for Attumanal Neutral Distribution’ (SAND) even as people have been facing acute shortage of sand.

State severely threatened by climate change, says State Action Plan on Climate Change

Alappuzha, Palakkad, Wayanad and Idukki districts are climate change hotspots in Kerala, with a high degree of vulnerability to natural hazards like flood and drought and impact on biodiversity and human life.

Over 10,000 instances of “land modifications,” the majority of which are deemed to be violations of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) guidelines, have been identified along the banks of the Vembanad La

The environmental impact of the demolition of Kapico Kerala and some portions of Vaamika Island (Green Lagoon) resorts in Vembanad Lake will be assessed shortly.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests has appointed an agency to carry out the studies following the Supreme Court order to demolish the resorts that have come up on two islands in the lake.

Health Dept Statistics Caution Against Diarrhoea

Though the state boasts of high health standards, statistics revealed by the health department indicates severe threat from several communicable diseases.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Forum for the Prevention of environmental and Sound Pollution rep. by its Secretary Vs The State of Kerala and others dated 03/12/2013 regarding noise pollution caused by loudspeakers for the purpose of making Azan calls, broadcasting speeches and songs in high volume even during night time and early morning hours, Alappuzha district.

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‘Illegal sand-mining rampant in almost all rivers in Kerala’

Environment organisations have called upon the State government not to permit sand-mining in rivers and coastal areas without conducting the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) as stipulated by the National Green Tribunal.