A study on the physiology of root parasitism in sandal (Santalum album L.) was conducted by comparing a six-year-old sandal grown alone and along with a host (Casuarina equisetifolia). Although maximum haustorial connections were observed when grown along with the host, sandal formed haustorial connections with plants including grass up to a distance of 3 m. Anatomical studies on haustoria indicated a vascular connectivity between the host and sandal.

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Renowned environmentalist Sunita Narain today flayed the CPI(M)-led LDF government's decision to implement a hydro-power project at ecologically fragile Athirappilly in Thrissur district of Kerala.

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of Thressiamma Mathew Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 27/02/2017 regarding pollution of Chalakudy river by Nitta Gelatin India Limited, Thrissur District, Kerala.

Some of the directions issued by NGT are the following: 

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone, Chennai) in the matter of NGI Action Council Vs Nitta Gelatin Inc. & Others dated 27/02/2017 regarding pollution caused by the industry Nitta Gelatin India Ltd. It is contended that the industry releases everyday 25.08 tonnes of chlorides and 43.89 tonnes of total dissolved solids (TDS) into the Chalakkudy river along with other chemical and industrial effluents.

Rs.76-crore river revival mission of Rural Development Department remains on paper

A survey of the kole wetlands in Thrissur and Malappuram districts found a decline in the number of birds.

Order of the High Court of Kerala in the matter of Elikutty vs The District Geologist dated 05/12/2015 regarding quarrying permit for extraction of ordinary earth in connection with the construction of residential buildings including flats or commercial buildings having a plinth area of 300 square metres.

The Kerala High Court today made it clear that the controversial 163 MW Athirapally hydel project, proposed in Thrissur district, cannot go ahead without environmental clearance from the central go

Following the allegation that the Karivannur drinking water project is unnecessary and not feasible when there is sufficient water in Peechi reservoir, the Corporation has decided to appoint an exp

The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) is set to install solar plants with power output of 1.35 MW on the rooftops of its power substations and other offices across the state.