New species of mayfly discovered in India

Scientists have discovered a new species of mayfly in the southern Western Ghats, a mountain range along the west coast of India.

Goa to seek scrapping of notification on Western Ghats

Goa`s BJP Government will ask the incoming Narendra Modi administration to scrap a notification issued on the basis of a controversial report that identifies a major part of the coastal State as ecologically sensitive area, where commercial activities are to be curbed.

Indian scientists discover 14 new species of `dancing frogs` in Western Ghats

In an exciting find, scientists have discovered as many as 14 new species of dancing frogs from the forests of Western Ghats in southern India.

Karnataka accepts Kasturirangan report to stop mining, but not quarrying, sand mining

Karnataka said it has accepted the Kasturirangan committee report on the Western Ghats to stop mining but said it would not stop quarrying and sand mining in the ecologically sensitive area.

Now, Parrikar backs mining in Western Ghats

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar wants to "save" the Western Ghats, but not at the cost of mining.

Kasturirangan report not a law, says Janardhan Poojary

The recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on conservation of Western Ghats had not become a law and people need not unnecessarily worry about it, Congress candidate for Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency Janardhan Poojary has said.

Centre exempts 3,000 sq km fragile land in Kerala from ESA

Environment Ministry has decided to exempt over 3,000 sq km environmentally fragile land in Kerala`s Western Ghats region from the category of Ecologically Sensitive Areas (ESAs) demarcated by a high-level central government panel.

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.

Environment Ministry clears Kerala demand on Western Ghats

The centre has accepted the Kerala government`s recommendations to keep agricultural land, plantations, and habitations out of the ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) identified by an expert committee on the conservation of the Western Ghats.

Environment ministry accepts Kerala government`s demands

The union environment ministry Tuesday accepted the Kerala government-appointed expert committee`s recommendation.

Centre acceds to Kerala`s plea to keep agricultural land out of ESA

Acceding to Kerala government`s demand, the Centre today decided to keep agricultural land, plantations and habitations out of Ecologically Senstive Areas (ESAs) identified by a committee.

Kerala rules out compromise on Western Ghats report

With the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation becoming a poll issue in the state, the Congress-led UDF government today demanded that the state`s suggestions for changes in the report should be accepted by the Centre.

Western Ghats: LDF strike hits normal life in upland districts

A day-long strike called by CPI(M)-led LDF in upland Idukki and Wayanad districts of Kerala against implementation of Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation hit normal life on Saturday.

Two Kerala districts shut down over Kasturirangan report

The hilly districts of Idukki and Wayanad in Kerala are observing a dawn-to-dusk shutdown on Saturday called by the CPI-M led Left Democratic Front to press for the withdrawal of G Kasturirangan committee`s recommendations.

Kerala toughens stand against Kasturirangan report

With apprehensions over the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation turning into a hot political issue ahead of Lok Sabha polls in Kerala, Congress-led UDF Government will be taking a strong stand against implementation of the report in its present form at the meeting of states concerned in Delhi tomorrow.

Parrikar takes dig at MoEF over Western Ghats report

Targeting the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, the Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that "people sitting in Delhi" did not know "the ground reality".

Chandy to discuss Kasturirangan report with Moily

Asserting that farmers` rights would be protected, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Thursday said he would leave for Delhi tomorrow to discuss the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghats conservation with Environment Minister Veerappa Moily.

LDF MLAs protest against Western Ghats report

Thirteen MLAs belonging to CPI-M led LDF Opposition in Kerala today staged a sit-in in front of the Assembly complex demanding rejection of the anti-farmer recommendations of the Kasturirangan report on Western Ghat conservation.

Western Ghats: Kerala urges PM Manmohan Singh to relax ESA rule

Kerala conveyed to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh its apprehensions over the K Kasturirangan Committee report on Western Ghats conservation.

Western Ghats conservation: Common man will be spared of hardships

Sharing concern of farmers, Defence Minister AK Antony on Monday said common man would not be made to suffer while implementing the Western Ghats conservation measures recommended by the K Kasturirangan committee.