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Karnataka: Environmentalists cry foul over NH-4A widening, felling of over 1000 trees

According to the activists, 14 km of this stretch passes through thick forests and they are widening the road from the current 14 m to 26 m in spite of low-vehicular density.

published on : 4th November 2018

Snaring in coffee estates raises concern 

 Snaring of wildlife at coffee estates in Western Ghats districts is on the rise, with both prey and predators being hunted and killed silently.

published on : 30th October 2018

After Karnataka government, now residents oppose implementation of Kasturirangan report for Western Ghats

Under the aegis of Malnad Ulisi Vedike, demonstrations and seminars against the implementation of Kasturirangan report will be held during the course of the month.

published on : 23rd October 2018

ESA tag on 57,000 sq km of Western Ghats in new draft notification

The ministry prepared its notification after coming under fire from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) for not finalising the ESA in the region.

published on : 16th October 2018

Ministry watered down Gadgil panel report that ensured protection of Western Ghats: Experts

The 2010 report was junked after protest from all states, especially Kerala, on account that it hampered development and large habitations.

published on : 16th October 2018

Telangana’s first Bhima Pushkaram

The Mahbubnagar district administration is chalking out plans to set up bathing ghats and making safety and security arrangements as they gear up to host Bhima Pushkarams later this month.

published on : 3rd October 2018

Rampant change in land use cause for floods in Kerala, Kodagu: Study

The contour trenches here might have played a vital role, while elephant-proof trenches, where large amounts of water got accumulated, may also have played a role.

published on : 3rd October 2018

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
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