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Gadgil report, Western Ghats, Kerala flood relief, Kerala floods

Ecological exploitation of Western Ghats led to Kerala floods. But the worst is yet to come

Political lobbying and opposition from all six states along the ecologically sensitive zone forced the Centre to rethink implementation of Gadgil report.

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Comptroller and auditor general, Kerala disaster, Western Ghats, Kerala floods

Why Kerala floods could well be a 'man-made disaster'

Several environmentalists have pointed fingers at extensive quarrying, mushrooming of high-rises as part of tourism and forest land acquisition for the calamity.

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Scientists, Amphibians, Western Ghats, Food chain

Why deformed frogs in Western Ghats should worry us

Amphibians play a pivotal role in the ecosystem as secondary consumers in many food chains.