Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission has given Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) the green light for selling power to a remote village in Karnataka that borders with Kannur district i

The changing climate and environmental factors are reflecting on the habitats of the birds too, especially a variety of water birds, that come to the Malabar region.

In the recent years, some varieties have made the place their regular habitats, say experts.

A woman and her three children have been staging a protest in front of the Collectorate here since July 11 demanding action against illegal extraction of beach sand from near her home at Puthiyanga

Ezhimala-Puligom- Bhagamandala interstate road project has got struck because Karnataka government opposes it citing environmental impact.

Unscientific disposal of sewage and pesticide residue from farmlands have contributed to organic pollution and chemical contamination of surface and groundwater resources in four river basins acros

Aimed at making Kannur water-rich district in four years

The Kannur Water Conservation Society (KWCS) will launch long-term groundwater recharge activities in view of the depletion in groundwater level and contamination of water resources in the district that raise concerns about a severe drought situation. The society, which was established in 1995 and is now chaired by District Collector Rathan Kelkar, has chalked out a comprehensive water conservation scheme to be implemented in the district to make Kannur a water resources-rich district over the next four years.

A high-level Environment Ministry panel has recommended granting green clearance to the proposed international airport at north Kerala’s Kannur district.

Pattuvam drinking water project inaugurated

Minister for Water Resources P.J. Joseph has said construction of reservoirs to harvest rainwater will be popularised, and all drinking water project works taken up by the government will be completed in a time-bound manner to address the drinking water scarcity in the State. Inaugurating the Pattuvam drinking water project of the Kerala Water Authority (KWA) funded by the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) at Pattuvam here on Thursday, the Minister said the project, executed at an estimated cost of Rs.392 crore, would be an answer to problems of drinking water scarcity in 15 panchayats.

Kudumbasree plans extensive campaign across the State

In a move to spread the message of energy conservation among the people, the Kudumbasree Mission has planned an extensive publicity campaign across the State. In the district, the programme will be undertaken by selected Kudumbasree workers through community development societies (CDS). As part of this, a ‘Kalajaatha’ and a play will be held in the six municipalities and 81 panchayats of the district for a one-month period, along with awareness campaigns by experts from the Kerala State Electricity Board between March 2 and March 31.

The State Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) has decided not to grant environmental clearance to any proposals coming under the Ecologically Sensitive Zone-1 of the Western Ghats.

The decision comes in the wake of a direction issued by the National Green Tribunal that the recommendations of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) report should be considered while granting environmental clearance to projects in the ESZ-1 in the Western Ghats. ESZ-I areas are those which fall outside the boundaries of wildlife sanctuaries and reserve forests but have been given the status of a protected area in the WGEEP report.