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Last updated: Feb 23 2018 10:11 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Rainwater harvesting structures raise groundwater table 23.2.2018 Hindu: Home

The city-based NGO, Siruthuli’s efforts in construction of rainwater harvesting (RWH) structures in public places across the city has helped in improving the groundwater table, says a release.

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Cycas circinalis: ‘living fossil’ with a deadly twist 22.2.2018 Hindu: Fitness
A plant species found only in Western Ghats faces threat of extinction
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Farmers decry budget proposals 22.2.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
Government urged to roll back increase in fair value of land
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They are sought after for their stamina 21.2.2018 Hindu: Kerala

It is not just penury that the agents exploit to lure young males from tribal villages spread over the eastern ghats for cutting timber in the forests.

The villagers are found to be best suit

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Being out in the open 21.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
As the monsoon clouds covered the sky above the rainforests in the southern end of the Western Ghats and the frogs started their orchestras, we packed our backpacks, filled with research equipment, with headlamps fastened, rain gear and gum boots on, and went on with our schedule. This is what my life looked like for six months. An environmental engineer by training, I decided to pursue my interests in ecology and conservation. After a lot of initial disappointment, things turned for the better when I attended a course on ecology. Here, I was introduced to Dr Seshadri K S who offered me an internship. He was then pursuing his PhD on the ecology and conservation of frogs in the Western Ghats. During the first few weeks of my assignment, we were chasing the monsoon across the Western Ghats. Working in harsh weather conditions, lack of nutritious food, leeches and ticks, wild animal encounters, and the study site teeming with venomous pit vipers, were some of the challenges we faced. However, each day in ...
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Robusta plantations offer 'substantial' bio diversity benefits: Study 19.2.2018 General News
Robusta farms in India's Western Ghats offer "substantial" biodiversity benefits and support higher densities of several sensitive avian populations, a new study has found. The study done by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), Princeton University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison appeared in the journal, Scientific Reports. Though Arabica avian assemblages were more species rich, Robusta also offered substantial biodiversity benefits, and supported higher densities of several sensitive avian populations, it said. The researchers led by WCS associate conservation scientist Krithi Karanth surveyed for bird diversity in coffee agro forests in India's Western Ghat region. Previous research had demonstrated that shade-grown coffee (typically Arabica) can harbour substantial levels of biodiversity. The study said that coffee production is globally shifting toward Robusta, which uses a more intensive full-sun agricultural system, which may pose deleterious impacts for forest ...
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Serenity is just a trek away 19.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
A journey along the curvy mountainous roads of the south-western districts of Karnataka is loved by many explorers because of the picturesque views and serene landscape. Acknowledging the very possibilities, and with an ambition to connect a little deeper with nature, we set out on a trek to what is famed to be one of the most beautiful and most difficult trekking spots in Karnataka: Charmadi Ghat. Dinesh Holla, a well-known naturalist who has been striving hard to protect the Western Ghats ecosystem for decades, was the trekking guide we had sought for all the right reasons. Planning a trek in the Charmadi region, which is a part of the Western Ghats, requires much more than just enthusiasm, due to the dense forest and high peaks. And a day within the Charmadi Ghat and the Jenukallu range, under scorching sun and frequent shades granted by the thick canopy of the rainforest, gave us a glimpse of what it means to be close to nature. Hills and legends Our trek began at a spot, around 25 km from ...
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Thousands rally against ‘destructive development’ of Kodagu 19.2.2018 Hindu: National
Focus of the rally was on proposed railway tracks which are poised to cut through Kodagu district
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India dealing with environmental crisis but govt in denial, says lawyer Ritwick Dutta 18.2.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Multiple studies conducted recently have shown that India is dealing with an environmental crisis.
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Cauvery Water Crisis Result of Man-made, Climatic Factors 17.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The Cauvery Delta, a region that has been the seat of power and culture for ages and where the process of civilization is several millennia old, has been witnessing agrarian distress for some years, something of an unprecedented scale not seen or heard in this once-prosperous region in the last century.
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Brewing higher profits and saving birds on the farm 16.2.2018 Hindu: National
Arabica coffee helps both farmers and wild birds in the Ghats.
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Cauvery Verdict LIVE: 'Very Disappointing', Says Rajinikanth After SC Reduces Quantum of Water for Tamil Nadu 16.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
While Karnataka rejoices after the Supreme Court verdict, which allocated it an additional 14.75 TMC of water, Tamil Nadu's opposition parties are gunning for the AIADMK government and CM E Palaniswami.
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Cauvery Verdict LIVE: DMK, AIADMK Spar After SC Ruling; Kamal Haasan Calls for Unity Between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka 16.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
While Karnataka rejoices after the Supreme Court verdict, which allocated it an additional 14.75 TMC of water, Tamil Nadu's opposition parties are gunning for the AIADMK government and CM E Palaniswami.
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The writers in search of muse 16.2.2018 BusinessLine - Sports
Tucked in the hills and hidden from cities, quaint boutique resorts are becoming new temporary addresses of nouveau writers
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Calling all tree walkers 16.2.2018 Hindu: Leisure
India’s first canopy walk launches tomorrow at Kuveshi, Karnataka
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Millennium Tower to be new address for IT units 15.2.2018 Hindu: News
It should be up and running by March-end: APIIC
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The majestic Kudremukh 14.2.2018 Deccan Herald - Supplements
As soon as my family I get a long weekend, we take a break from our daily routines. Weve been to Chikkamagaluru but Kudremukh is one of the best places we have visited in Karnataka. We started from home at exactly 6 am. We took a break at Kicchana Halli Mane for breakfast. Its one of the neatest and cleanest South Indian vegetarian restaurant. The ambience, the staff and the food were excellent. We didnt stop anywhere after breakfast. We took a route guided by the ByneKaadu management. Its a fun ride with well-maintained roads. We reached there at 12.30 pm. I dont have words to describe how amazing the place is. At around 4.30 pm, after our tea and coffee break, the resort provided us with a jeep to go to Gaali Gudda, one of the best peaks of Kudremukh. It offers a great scenic view of the Western Ghats. Its almost 20 km from ByneKaadu, with muddy and bumpy roads. My son really enjoyed the ride. Our guide Ganesh took us safely. After reaching there, we took some photographs. We missed the sunset though ...
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Here’s how a Hyderabad farm has been experimenting with rice 14.2.2018 Hindu: Home
Praveen’s farm that already grows a mix of vegetables, ragi and tuvar, is also making room for an orchard that will have native jamun, guava, and wild mangoes from Eastern ghats.
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West Bengal Government to Set up Crematorium for Pets 14.2.2018 Top India News- News18.com
The total cost of the project will be approximately Rs 25-30 Lakhs. An electrical furnace will be installed now, followed by another furnace later this year.
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A battlefront in the south 14.2.2018 FrontLine: The Nation
The Sri Guru Dattatreya Bababudan Swamy Dargah in Karnataka, a symbol of syncretic culture venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, is caught in a legal tangle with Hindutva activists seeking to convert it into a Hindu temple. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
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