Intensive cleaning drive carried out by volunteers in Sabarimala goes in vain - Roundup of the week's news ( November 26 –December 2, 2012)posted 8 years 6 months ago
Intensive cleaning drive carried out by volunteers in Sabarimala goes in vain
The Kottooli wetlands is the largest eco-patch in the Kozhikode city limits. It is interlinked with the man-made Canoly Canal which receives tidal influx from the Kallai and Korapuzha estuaries. The wetland system has been subjected to degradation and loss of biodiversity owing to reclamation, pollution and human intervention, the CWRDM action plan highlights.
The traditional fisherfolk of Kerala - Part II - An article describing the economy of fishing and the role of women in the activity of fishingposted 8 years 8 months ago
The economy of fishing among the traditional fisherfolk of Kerala is based on three operations such as harvesting or catching of the fish, the processing of fish and the marketing of fish.
Madakas are one of the fast disappearing traditional rainwater harvesting structures found in the laterite belts of Karnataka and Kerala. They are naturally occuring depressions with high terrain on the three sides where water from the surrounding laterite slopes, mainly runoff from the rains, is accumulated.
Published by the National Institute of Disaster Management, Ministry of Home Affairs and being the first of its kind, the reports hopes to stimulate better collection of data and research that can identify gaps in the management of disasters and be helpful to deal with them in the future.
Surangas continue to be one of the relatively less known and gradually disappearing traditional water harvesting systems of Kasargod district, Kerala and are being gradually replaced by borewells to meet the water needs of the community.
The Central Ground Water Board (CGWB) under the Ministry of Water Resources has released a publication entitled “Aquifer systems of India” apart from aquifer atlas for six states viz. Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh and Meghalaya.
The Bagtree - A zero waste campaign against use of plastic organised by Thanal and Zero Waste Centre in Trivandrum, Kerala - 25th September 2012posted 8 years 8 months ago
Thanal, an NGO in Trivandrum city, Kerala that continues to work on a range of environmental issues in the state had organised 'Bag Tree', a zero waste campaign in collaboration with the Zero Waste Centre in Kovalam, Trivandrum with the aim of creating awareness among the people to stop using plastic bags and replace them by paper bags.
Floods completely cut off North Sikkim, as death toll mounts in the North East - News roundup for the week ending September 23, 2012posted 8 years 8 months ago
Floods completely cut off North Sikkim, as death toll mounts in the North East