Windmills cannot be displaced as they are important for power generation, observed the Bombay high court while hearing a public interest litigation challenging installation of windmills in and around Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary.

A division bench of justices Ranjana Desai and RJ Ketkar was hearing a PIL filed in September 2011 by Satara activist Nana Khamkar seeking preservation of the sanctuary, w

A seven-km deep bore hole will be dug in Maharashtra to gain first-hand information about what causes earthquakes in

At present geophysicists do not have much knowledge about the physical properties of rocks and fluids in the fault (earthquake) zones and how they affect the build-up stress for extended periods. This is because they do not have data from the field region.

SYED AKBAR HYDERABAD March 21: A seven-km deep bore hole will be dug in Maharashtra to gain firsthand information about what causes earthquakes in "stable" areas.

The bore hole, the first of its kind in the world, will provide Indian geophysicists clues about the physical, geological and chemical processes and properties of earthquakes in real-time.

Bangalore: The Kaiga nuclear plant consisting of four reactors comes under seismic zone three which ordinarily means a moderate damage risk zone.

There are five seismic zones in India and zone five is the one with severest risk and high damage risk zone.

MUMBAI: The city is likely to get more water from the Koyna dam, following mayor Shraddha Jadhav's visit to the area. Jadhav is hoping that the excess water generated by the dam be diverted to Mumbai.

The dam supplies water to western Maharashtra.

In the light of the city

A special report by Down To Earth on Koyna sanctuary situated in Satara district, Maharashtra, where the windmills and resorts replace wildlife with government's help.

Experts feel that mining activity surrounding Selaulim Dam or the reservoir itself could be the reason for seismic activity leading to the mysterious

The protest march by villagers against the Sahyadri Tiger Project took an ugly turn on Monday evening when angry villagers pelted stones on the forest department (wildlife) office in Patan in Satara district.

The villagers were agitating against the Sahyadri Tiger Project, which was initiated last year by combining the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary and Chandoli National Park.
The rally, led by Zill