Kerala

Climate change hits Northeast bamboo crop
News this week: Climate change hits bamboo crop in the Northeast, people in Himachal reject EIA report on dams on the Satluj and marine pollution results in economic losses. ravleen posted 7 years 1 month ago

Climate change affects bamboo production in the Northeast

Bamboo hit by climate change Source: Wikimedia
Migratory birds return to Sultanpur lake
News this week: migratory birds return to Sultanpur lake (Gurgaon district), groundwater level dips in Maharashtra and Kerala grows saline-resistant rice after 25 years. ravleen posted 7 years 1 month ago

At Sultanpur, migratory birds visit an artificial lake

Sultanpur bird sanctuary Source: Wikipedia
Climate talks end in dispute
Policy matters this week: Climate change talks at Warsaw end up in dispute, a new division for the Himalayas and NHRC issues notice to the government on pollution in the Ganga. ravleen posted 7 years 1 month ago

Money deals mar climate talks in Warsaw

Unfriendly climate at Warsaw Source: Wikipedia
Athirapilly falls under threat
Another proposed power project blurs the lines between cost to environment and need for development. Will it ever cease to be a dichotomy and become a win-win situation for both? Amita Bhaduri posted 7 years 1 month ago

Athirappilly falls is situated 70 km from Kochi city in Kerala's Thrissur district. The 80 ft high falls is a part of the Chalakudy River and originates in the upper reaches of the Sholayar ranges in the Western Ghats. Lush greenery and little streams that cover the winding route up and down to the falls exhilarate and intimidate all at once.

Athirapilly waterfalls Source:Sangfroid, Wikimedia
Call for Abstracts, National Seminar on 'Dynamics of Environment degradation with special reference to water pollution in Kerala', Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation, Thrisur, Kerala, December 3-4, 2013
Papers to include sub themes like Kerala rivers, water sources, pollution, gender equity, culture, biodiversity, water policy and sustainability. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 2 months ago

For more information on the Western Ghats Hornbill Foundation, please click here.

UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystems
Policy matters this week: UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystems, committee to explore wider use of Mangal turbines and 6500 fish ponds coming up in Meghalaya. ravleen posted 7 years 2 months ago

UNEP launches water quality guidelines for ecosystems

Mangal turbine Source: mangalturbine.com
Call for applications 'FEJI-ATREE Media Fellowships in Environmental Conservation', Forum of Environmental Journalists in India
An opportunity to travel, explore, study and write on select themes and their complexities in conservation today. sabitakaushal posted 7 years 2 months ago

For information on the organisers, Forum of Environmental Journalists in India (FEJI), click here.

For further details on the Fellowship, click here.

You may download the Application details from below.

Harbour'ing the fisherfolk
This photo essay shows the poor living conditions of the fishing communities of Vizhinjham, Kerala. Will making it an international port help or cause more harm? aartikelkar posted 7 years 2 months ago

The fisherfolk in Kerala have their own distinctive culture and share a special relationship with the sea and the environment. Although they are an important community in the system, they have remained neglected despite the higher socio-economic progress of the state as a whole.

The fisherfolk of Vizhinjham, Kerala
Cyclone Phailin finally wanes
News this week: Cyclone Phailin wanes, Chandrapur power plant pollutes city and Central Railways save power worth Rs. 5 crore. ravleen posted 7 years 3 months ago

Cyclone Phailin finally wanes

Phailin over the Bay of Bengal (Wikimedia)
Government allows shale gas exploration
Policy Matters this week - Government allows shale gas exploration, companies to be ranked for corporate social responsibility and the government relaxes penalties for hydropower companies. ravleen posted 7 years 3 months ago

Government allows shale gas exploration

Shale gas exploration in Alaska Source: Wikipedia