Coffee planters in Karnataka's Kodagu district are an apprehensive lot.

The forest department will launch a publicity and awareness campaign on the implemen- tation of the controversial report prepared by the Dr K Kasturirangan committee on conservation of Western Ghat

Garbage generated in Gonikoppa ends up on the banks of river Keere, causing irreversible damage to the environment.

The State Forest department is all set to capture around 150 to 200 wild elephants that are “in continued conflict with humans”, and hold them captive to put an end to the problem “once and for all

Karnataka is facing a strange phenomenon: it's in the grip of a drought and floods at the same time. The floods have followed two successive years of drought.

MANGALORE: Srirangapatna in Srirangapatna taluk of Mandya district recorded maximum rainfall of 14.5mm in Karnataka in last 24-hours up to 8.30am on Friday.

Power utilities accused of not adhering to electricity rules.

Kerala-based IPS officer’s wife accused of encroaching and illegally felling trees in Kodagu

The Forest department has requested the Advocate General to file a memo before the High Court to refer the case of encroachment of 151.03 acres of land at Kopatti village in the Patti Ghat reserve forest in Kodagu district to the Green Bench. The department has been making futile efforts for the last 19 years to the retrieve the land from the wife of an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from Kerala. Referring the case to the Green Bench is expected to expedite the case.

Development activities, human settlements narrowing pathways

Most of the elephant migratory corridors in the State are under threat, experts have found, even as the High Court’s June deadline for the government to submit a report on man-elephant conflict in Hassan and Kodagu is fast approaching.

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