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Protecting Pichavaram mangroves in coastal Tamil Nadu

A systematic and long-term collection of local data is expected to aid adaptation to sea level rise in the Pichavaram mangrove forest on India’s east coast that will also help in conserving and expanding it

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which caused extensive damage to Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu, left the neighbouring area of Pichavaram, covered in dense mangroves, relatively unharmed…Read More

Tamil Nadu among world’s top 10 markets with high renewable energy

Solar and wind power represent more than a third of the installed electricity generation capacity in Tamil Nadu, a share that is expected to increase in the coming years

Even as India makes rapid strides in transitioning to renewable energy, the southern state of Tamil Nadu has outshone other provinces by being placed among the top 10 markets in the world…Read More

Changing climate inflicts drought on Tamil Nadu

A discernible trend of increasing temperatures and declining rainfall, coupled with more intense cyclones and floods, is disrupting life across Tamil Nadu, which is currently battling a drought

For a few months after the November-December 2015 floods that submerged Chennai and adjoining districts in Tamil Nadu, people of the city were wary about rain forecasts. About a year later…Read More