KOLLAM: An endemic case of black fever or kala-azar (lieishmaniasis) has been from Kulathupuzha in Kollam district.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Joy Kaitharnath Vs Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd. dated 31/08/2017 regarding discharge of effluents by Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) into the waterbodies of Chavara, Kollam District. The Applicant (Joy Kaitharnath, General Secretary, State Human Rights Protection Centre) has requested the Government of Kerala to constitute an Expert Team to assess the status and trend of radioactivity and its impact on health and environment in Chavara black sand area.

The authorities of Munroe Thuruth Gram Panchayat, under which these islands fall, and political activists have sought assistance from global conservation organisations to deal with the "alarming" s

Some samples found unsuitable even for irrigation purposes

Energy expert and former KSEB Member (Generation) K.

Putting health and ecology at risk, highly toxic pesticides, including endosulfan, are allegedly being used extensively by farmers in the district cashing in on the poor monitoring system of the ag

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of Thulaseedharan Pillai Vs Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change & Others dated 14/01/2016 regarding illegal quarrying carried on by Jyothikumar V. Nariyida Charuvila Veedu in the name of Ulakkode Rock Quarry in more than 1 acre of land in Block No. 32 Resurvey No. 2/2 and 2/6 of Veliyam village, Kottarakara Taluk, Kollam District, Kerala.

No mining operation can be carried out until quarry permit is renewed in accordance with law ruled NGT.

Study reveals high bacterial contamination of river waters

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Vysakh Vs State of Kerala dated 16/12/2015. The application is filed seeking a direction to the State of Kerala, Kerala Coastal Zone Management Authority and National Centre for Earth Science Studies to prepare a new Coastal Zone Management Plan of Kerala in respect of the areas coming under the Mandrothuruthu Grama Panchayat including the land in Sy. No.

Munrothuruthu (‘Munroe Island’) is a place renowned for continuous settlement, in the Kollam district of Kerala. The Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami of 2004 triggered this major problem. The island is located at confluence of the Ashtamudi Lake and the Kallada River. Low lying regions of the island are facing progressive settlement which has become pronounced since the occurrence of Tsunami. The area has been affected by upward seepage of saline water during High Tide events, denoting the axial lowering of land mass.