Pricey prawns may imperil Indian grain that combats climateApril 26, 2023 GMT
KOCHI, India (AP) — On a tiny sliver of land in southern India, the future of an ancient grain that helps combat climate change is in doubt.
An ongoing tussle in Chellanam village, a suburb of the bustling city of Kochi, which has the Arabian Sea on one side and estuaries on the other, could decide the fate of the cultivation of pokkali rice.
Early warning is first defense in India climate disastersApril 21, 2023 GMT
KOCHI, India (AP) — For deep sea fishermen Charlene Lenis, Jerome Beji and their 10-person crew, knowing when a cyclone is approaching can spell the difference between life and death.
When 2021's Cyclone Tauktae was nearing fishing areas off the southern coast of India, India’s weather agency sent out a message about the major storm.
‘Mangrove Man’ in India fights to salvage sinking shoresApril 18, 2023 GMT
VYPIN ISLAND, India (AP) — On the receding shorelines of low-lying Vypin Island off India’s western coast, T. P. Murukesan fixed his eyes on the white paint peeling off the damp walls of his raised home and recounted the most recent floods.
A cyclone-hit Indian hamlet pins its hopes on a sea wallApril 14, 2023 GMT
KOCHI, India (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Mary Sebastian was hoisted on a chair and carried by a policeman in waist-deep floodwaters, leaving behind her now damaged home where she had spent more than 70 years of her life.
India residents try to save a river, officials deny problemsApril 11, 2023 GMT
KOCHI, India (AP) — Eloor smells like it is dying.
Once it was an island of rich farmland on the Periyar River, 17 km (10.5 miles) from the Arabian sea, teeming with fish. Now, a stench of putrid flesh permeates the air.
In India, mangrove trees make way for booming city of KochiApril 7, 2023 GMT
KOCHI, India (AP) — Burrowed between mangroves and a bustling skyline, 70-year-old Rajan, who only uses one name, reminisces about his old home.
For nearly sixty years, Rajan has lived comfortably among the trees in Mangalavanam forest in India’s southern Kerala state.