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7 new frog species found in Western Ghats

Seven new miniature frog species, which can comfortably sit even on a child's thumbnail, have been discovered by Indian scientists in the Western Ghats after five years of extensive exploration.......

'The Kasturirangan Report is a disaster for the Western Ghats'

'If the Kasturirangan Committee report is implemented, the mining and quarrying lobbies will flourish... It will be disastrous for the environment.' 'There will be water shortage, there will be......

Delhi among top hotspots for illegal tiger trade

Delhi, Sunderbans and the Western Ghats are among the hotspots of illegal trade of tigers, their parts and products, says a new global report. The joint report by the global wildlife trade......

Cong demands apology over K'taka speaker's remark

An emotional remark by Speaker K G Bopaiah while opposing the heritage tag to Western Ghats has stirred up a controversy as he virtually raked up a separate statehood demand for his home district......

New wonders on UNESCO's World Heritage List

India's 1600-km long mountain chain of Western Ghats, which has forests older than the Himalaya mountains, has been added to the List of World Heritage Sites by the United Nations. Click on NEXT for...

Implement Kasturirangan report to conserve Western Ghats: Govt

  A glimpse of the Western Ghats. Photograph: Reuben NV/Rediff.com   The Centre on Wednesday told the National Green Tribunal it would pursue the implementation of the Kasturirangan......

Conserve nature: Measures that can save Western Ghats ecosystem

If human beings have to remain in this world, they need nature and its resources. So it is for our own survival that we have to protect the forests, say environmentalists. The government’s......

HPCL's Rs 30k-cr plant stuck on Western Ghat moratorium

The Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel report, submitted by ecologist Madhav Gadgil last year, was further delaying the Rs 30,000-crore (Rs 300-billion) refinery project of Hindustan Petroleum Corp......

FDI does not benefit any country: Madhav Gadgil

Madhav Gadgil headed the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel set up by the ministry of environment and forests in 2010. The report zoned 75 per cent of the Western Ghats into different grades of......

CIC orders report on Western Ghats be made public

In response to a RTI application seeking to make public a report by the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel under the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi......

'Papilo Buddha is about the landless dalits'

Debutant director Jayan Cherian's Papilo Buddha (a rare species of butterfly found in the Western Ghats) is going to make it to the theatres today. The film had a tough time getting past the......

Special movie moments, 2015

Aseem Chhabra's take on the highlights of Indian cinema this year. With the close of the year, critics and film writers come up with their top favourite lists. But even in those remarkable films......

Kangana bags National Award for Queen

The 62nd National Awards have been announced. Kangana Ranaut has won the Best Actress award for her brilliant performance in Queen. The film, directed by Vikas Bahl, has also won an award for Best......

Pune wicket was not poor, it was a challenging wicket: Vijay

'As cricketers, we need to play on such wickets sometimes rather than playing on flat tracks. Actually it is a good thing to play on wickets which test your character and technique.' India's......

Team India go trekking after Pune stumble

IMAGE: India captain Virat Kohli, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin and Abhinav Mukund pose for a selfie. Photograph: R Ashwin/Instagram The 333-run loss against to Australia in......

This Indian Navyman ran the toughest marathon on earth

Not everyone completes the Badwater Marathon, Breeze Sharma did so, the fastest Indian ever.Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi spoke to the Indian Navyman to find out how he did it. Not every man survives a......
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Preservation of Western Ghats key to prevent water crisis in the long run

The rain god has spurned Kerala, endowed with 44 rivers and many backwaters, but the disaster is as much to do with nature as with humans. The post... ...

http://www.firstpost.com/india/kerala-drought-preservation-of-western-ghats-key-to-prevent-water-crisis-in-the-long-run-3413368.html
Nilgiris cycling expedition in December

The 10th edition of "Tour of Nilgiris" (TfN), a cycling expedition, to be held in December this year will see cyclists pedalling over 1000-kms... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/nilgiris-cycling-expedition-in-december-117042800828_1.html
Inside Tamil Nadu's thirsty villages

IMAGE: A boy collects drinking water for his family from a small well dug into a beach in Chennai. Photograph: Reuters With a 60 per cent rainfall... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/inside-tamil-nadus-thirsty-villages-/20170425.htm
Rajeev Chandrasekhar

New Delhi:Rajya Sabha MP RajeevChandrasekhar on Friday accused the CPM-led Kerala government ofbeing "complicit" in violations of environmental... ...

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Take part in neighbourhood tree survey, save greenery

Here is another chance to save trees in your neighbourhood. The fourth edition of the Neighbourhood Trees Campaign allows people to count the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/607252/take-part-neighbourhood-tree-survey.html

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