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Last Updated Thursday April 26 2018 07:02 PM IST

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Pacific plastic dump far larger than feared: study

The Ocean Cleanup project, which carried out the study, says eight million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans every year, much of which has accumulated in five giant garbage patches around the planet.

Let's mend our ways and save mangroves

Kerala once had extensive patches of mangroves along its west coast. A majority of them were lost following deforestation, human encroachments, soil drifts and natural calamities.

Bharathapuzha down to a trickle

The drying up of the river during most part of the year, particularly in the summer months, has resulted in acute drinking water shortage in the three districts.

Birds can sleep when they fly

Researchers found that frigate birds sleep in flight with either one cerebral hemisphere at a time or both hemispheres simultaneously.

How Kerala is keeping its sunny side up

Even as another major hydro-power project would be too costly for the state in terms of money and ecology, the sun offers solace for the Keralite whose power consumption is set to only increase in the coming years.

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