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Neelakurinji missing in Chikkamagaluru

However, the Kurinji has chosen its spot in parts of Kodagu district, which had unusual rainfall and landslides this year.

published on : 8th September 2018

Road projects to drive a wider knife​ into the Western Ghats

In the concluding part of the series, our reporter finds that forests in Shivamogga, which give life to Jog Falls and are home to endangered, rare wildlife, are being cleaved for wider roads.

published on : 6th September 2018

The promise of a realty boom could cost Karnataka a river

In the second part of the series, our reporter traces the route of the proposed 12-km Shishila-Byrapur road that is to cut through the catchment area of River Kapila.

published on : 5th September 2018

Kali Tiger Reserve in Uttara Kannada district slashed open by roads, bridges

In the first of a three-part series, our reporter who trekked through the Western Ghats tracing the routes of new roads holds a mirror to the devastation.

published on : 4th September 2018

Efficacy of NGT order in protecting ESAs doubtful: Ecologist Madhav Gadgil

The Kasturi Rangan Committee speaks only about the forest, but the Gadgil committee speaks about the natural resources.

published on : 2nd September 2018

Madhav Gadgil flays Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats

Gadgil, who headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, said that the recommendations of the Kasturirangan committee contains unconstitutional statements.

published on : 31st August 2018

Five years on, six states yet to decide on Ecologically Sensitive Areas

Identifying ecologically sensitive areas in Western Ghats remains a prickly issue.

published on : 26th August 2018

NASA tracks monsoon rains behind Kerala floods

Kerala is facing its worst floods in nearly a century that has left at least 231 people dead, and forced 3. 14 lakh people out of their homes. The Centre has declared this calamity of 'severe nature'

published on : 22nd August 2018

Kodagu floods: It was a major man-made disaster waiting to happen, say experts

Geological experts say heavy rains and maybe last month’s tremor have triggered landslides in areas that developed fractures.

published on : 20th August 2018

Precautionary steps afoot as Mettur dam reaches full capacity

The state government has also notified district administrations about precautionary measures to be implemented in districts that run along the river’s length.

published on : 16th August 2018

Six dams overflow in Tirunelveli district

Due to the abundant rainfall in the Western Ghats in the past 72 hours, at least six dams in the district including Papanasam and Servalaru are overflowing and many ponds in the district are experienc

published on : 16th August 2018

Landslides: Vehicular and train traffic between Mangaluru and Bengaluru comes to halt

Both train and vehicular traffic between Bengaluru and Mangaluru came to a halt following landslides on Tuesday.

published on : 14th August 2018

Neelakurinji blooms in Western Ghats after 12 long years; pack your bags now or wait till 2030

The blue blossoms can be widely found on the slopes of the Pambar Forest, a 30 minute trek from the Tamara Kodai through the dense rainbow forest.

published on : 3rd August 2018

Kerala Tourism, Munnar gets ready for Neelakurinji - the flower that blooms once every 12 years

The last time this marvellous spectacle occurred in 2006 and generally the time this phenomenal blooming begins towards mid July and ends in October.

published on : 11th July 2018

Karnataka may see loss of 7.35 lakh trees for upcoming highway projects

According to a rough official estimate, for ongoing highway widening projects, 52,000 trees have already been felled that includes NH-75 (13,500 trees), NH-13 (500) and NH-4A (38,000).

published on : 7th July 2018
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