Polluted by raw sewage and solid waste and effluents from hospitals and industries located along the banks, the Karamana river flowing through the capital city has been reduced to a carrier of filth and disease, reviled as an environmental and public health menace.

In a bid to restore the ravaged river and salvage its ecology, the Kerala State Council for Science, Technology and Environment (KSCSTE) has given shape to an integrated river basin management project focusing on curbing pollution and cleaning up a one- km downstream stretch.

Licensed granite miners have extracted more of the scarce natural resource than they should from the government sanctioned quarries in Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram districts in Kerala, according t

The results of an ongoing survey of slums within the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation — which is almost complete — reveals high figures of unemployment, alcoholism, and drinking water shortage, highl

Civic body does not have a prompt action plan, say residents

The mnsoon, for the people of the city, is no more a time to rejoice but to fret and fear. Their worries about what the season has in store are heaping up much like the waste that is getting accumulated by the roadside.

Difference In Water Levels Affects Migration Of Fish To Inland Water Bodies

The Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation (KSIDC) is set to become the first Public Sector Unit (PSU) in the state to function fully on solar energy.

Dengue has reached an explosive situation in the capital even before the monsoon has set in, with 750 cases reported in the district this year, till date.

The health authorities are concerned about the fact that unlike in the previous years, the mortality rate of dengue seems to be much higher this year, with 14 deaths — two confirmed and 12 suspected — being reported in the district in the past four months itself.

Preliminary study by varsity department points to dip in oxygen level in the Karamana

The mass mortality of fish reported from the stretch of the Karamana, near the Thiruvallam and Pallathukadavu ghats last week, could have been caused by the unusual rise in water temperature, reduction in flow and a surge in the concentration of sewage pollution.
A preliminary study conducted by the Department of Aquatic Biology and Fisheries, University of Kerala, says the mass fish kill was due to an abrupt dip in the dissolved oxygen in water. Head of the Department A. Biju Kumar says the rise in temperature and reduction in water flow coincided with the summer.

Kochi: Kochi corporation has decided to appoint International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) to prepare a detailed project report (DPR) for executing the solar city project. The local body has informed that it will hold preliminary discussions with ICLEI representatives in a month.

The aim of the project is to promote the use of renewable energy in urban areas. Thiruvananthapuram and Kochi were identified as suitable regions for implementing the project.

Solar power will be used to ensure uninterrupted power supply to 384 level crossing gates in Thiruvananthapuram railway division as part of the Railway’s energy conservation measures.

The first solar powered level crossing gate at Neyattinkara in the Thiruvananthapuram-Kanyakumari section has already started functioning. This comes close on the heels of the solar power initiative inaugurated at Tiruvalla railway station. The railway division has chalked out a plan to run all the 384 level crossing gates with solar power and to become the first division to have all the level crossing gates solar powered, Divisional Railway Manager Rajesh Agrawal says.