As World Water Day is being observed on March 22, scientists claim that water in almost 83% of open wells and most of the rivers in Kerala is highly contaminated.

The ban on sand mining in most of the riverine sand-mining locations (‘kadavus’) on the Valapattanam river was lifted with effect from May 23.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Southern Zone Bench, Chennai) in the matter of M.P. Muhammed Kunhi Vs Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change & Others dated 10/05/2016 regarding river sand mining in Valapattanam river in Kannur District, Kerala. This appeal is directed against the order of the State Environmental Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA), Kerala dated 17.12.2015, granting Environmental Clearance (EC) to the District Collector, Kannur for river sand mining in Valapattanam river (from Parassinikadavu bridge to Valapattanam bridge) in Kannur District.

Organic and chemical contamination of surface and groundwater resources in the Valapattanam river in Kannur district, especially in its downstream, coupled with dumping of waste and unscientific se

The Kerala Sasthra Sahithya Parishad (KSSP) district unit has demanded that environmental clearance for sand-mining be given at authorised sand-mining points (kadavus) after completing a scientific

Unscientific disposal of sewage and pesticide residue from farmlands have contributed to organic pollution and chemical contamination of surface and groundwater resources in four river basins acros

Researchers have discovered a new species of badid fish ‘Dario urops' from the Barapole tributary of the Valapattanam river in the Western Ghats.

A research team consisting of Ralf Britz from the Natural History Museum, London; Anvar Ali from the Conservation Research Group at St. Albert's College, Kochi; and Siby Philip from the University of Porto, Portugal; found the species from an unnamed steam which connects the Barapole tributary in southern Karnataka.

KANNUR: The controversial mangrove theme park set up by the Communist Party of India (Marxist)-controlled Pappinissery Eco-Tourism Society on the mangrove-rich northern bank of the Valapattanam river was reopened on Sunday.

KANNUR: Celebrating its victory in the first round of the court battle to retain the controversial Mangroves Theme Park on the banks of the Valapattanam River, the CPM-sponsored Pappinissery Ecotourism Society opened the park to the public on Sunday morning.

The eco-tourism project being launched by Pappinissery Eco-Tourism Society in the mangrove-rich areas on the banks of the Valapattanam River is in the centre of a controversy in the wake of allegations that the Society is encroaching river bank in the guise of developing it into an eco-tourism spot.