The Periyar would have been a major source of drinking water in the high ranges of Idukki district, now reeling under water shortage.

Perhaps more significant than what the Church initially threatened to do is the studied silence of the Muslim segment

Barely a month ago, the Congress in Kerala was looking at the April 10 election with trepidation. The uproar over the Kasturirangan Committee recommendations on the protection of the Western Ghats was at its peak in the high ranges in the State, where settler farmers had been cultivators for generations.

Drastic Reduction Seen In Areas Marked Eco-Sensitive By Kasturi Panel

The Kerala state diversity board has sent the areas-specific details of amended maps of villages classified as Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) as per the Kasturirnagan committee report to respective panchayats for suggestion and comments.

Thiruvananthapuram: In a bid to reap maximum benefit from the Gadgil-Kasturirangan confusion in Kerala, the CPM has promised to stop the implementation of both reports and set up a broadbased expert committee to study the issue of conserving Western Ghats. The suggestion is part of CPM’s manifesto released by general secretary Prakash Karat in New Delhi on Thursday.

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.

High-level working group appointed by ministry had identified 13,108 sq km as ESA, which included 123 villages of Kerala

The Ministry of Environment and Forests has notified that the Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) in Kerala is spread over an area of 9,993.7 sq km only. This includes 9,107 sq km of forest and 886.7 sq km of non-forest area.

Kochi: Kerala has asked Tamil Nadu to stop the latter’s plans to lay tiles along the gallery of the Mullaperiyar dam, and to carry out only routine annual maintenance work.

Interim order passed to restrain Kerala authorities from going ahead with plans

The National Green Tribunal, Southern Bench on Monday restrained the authorities in Kerala from proceeding with any development and construction activities in the Periya Tiger Reserve in Thekkady, Idukki district.

Health workers attribute it to fertility problems

The government lower primary school at Nadukkudy in India’s first tribal grama panchayat, Edamalakkudy, has a peculiar student-teacher ratio. It has five teachers, including a headmaster, for seven students who represent eight Muthuva tribal hamlets nearby.

The state government on Wednesday submitted a detailed 20-page final report on the state's response on Kasturirangan review committee report to the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF).