Western Ghats(Search results - 13)
Top StoriesJul 24, 2021, 6:14 PM IST
Heavy rains in Maharashtra and Western Ghats region floods bordering Karnataka, alert raised in 7 districts
The monsoon mayhem over Maharashtra and the Western Ghats has resulted in the swelling of rivers in Uttara Kannada and Belagavi region leading to floods, death and devastation. As per State Disaster Response Force, 3 people have been killed and 2 are reportedly missing. Red and orange alerts have been issued to a few districts in the state.
IndiaNov 16, 2019, 12:53 PM IST
Kerala: Security tightened as Sabarimala temple doors to open at 5pm
The Sabarimala temple located in a reserve forest in Western Ghats in Pathanamthitta district of the state, would be opened for the two-month-long Mandalam puja this evening around 5 pm.
INDIASep 26, 2019, 4:00 PM IST
Save Theni from India-based Neutrino Observatory: Residents fight controversial project in Tamil Nadu
The fact that the neutrino observatory will be located in Pottipuram, Theni, is a cause of concern for the environmental activists in Tamil Nadu. They say the ecosystem of the Western Ghats would be harmed.
May 9, 2017, 6:05 PM IST
Western ghats under threat: Karnataka mulls felling over 2 lakh trees
In a sample enumeration in 2016, it was found that the construction of the Hubbali-Ankola rail line will require felling of close to 2 lakh trees in the Karwar and Yellapur divisions. The report was released by a three-member environment committee.
Mar 1, 2017, 9:59 AM IST
LDF mulls amendment to allow quarrying in assigned lands, including forest areas
The LDF govt. is planning the amend rules to allow quarries in assigned lands, a move that would put the Western Ghats areas under threat.
Mar 1, 2017, 7:16 AM IST
Consensus was a ploy: Govt. move for Athirappilly stirs hornet's nest once again
The CPM ministers had promised that Athirappilly project would be taken up only after consensus. But now, the government has shed all such pretension and is moving ahead with the ecologically disastrous project.
Dec 22, 2016, 1:36 PM IST
Illegal resort construction within Tiger Reserve flouts Wildlife Act
The Canara Forest Trails is famous for its rich biodiversity and lush green canopy. But sadly, the green vegetation and the tiger population is under risk from being spoiled by increased human interference and habitation
Nov 18, 2016, 12:28 PM IST
New find! Western Ghats is home to two new leaping frogs
The 'discovery' of two leaping frog species once again points to the importance of protecting the Western Ghats from further degradation.
May 4, 2016, 10:59 AM IST
Climate change is real, but that doesn't absolve our crimes: Madhav Gadgil
Yes, climate change is real. But that doesn’t absolve us from mismanagement of the day, says eminent environmentalist and the chairman of the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel (WGEEP) Madhav Gadgil in an interview with MG Radhakrishnan. Excerpts.
Apr 15, 2016, 6:32 AM IST
Critically endangered plant discovered from the Western Ghats
While trekking deep into the forests of Kollengode in Palakkad, they spotted tiny pink flowers on a moist rocky surface. The delicate little plant, hardly 10 cm in height, was rooted in loose soil collected in the chinks of rock.