2018 was the sixth warmest year on record, a result of the global warming trend. A look at temperature and rainfall last year, and a series of extreme weather events that have triggered concern about the future
The Kerala government had sought Rs 4,700 crore as compensation from the Centre for the damage caused by the floods, termed the worst in a century. At least 488 people died in Kerala due to the rains and floods this monsoon, which hit 14 districts of the state.
The chief also spoke of a new technology that has been developed to assess the rise of water levels in rivers and reservoirs due to rain which can help state government minutely monitor the impact of rainfall.
In the aftermath of the terrible Kerala floods in mid-August, when indianexpress.com visited the premises of Geeyem Agro Mills in Koovappady near Perumbavoor, a disturbing stench of rotting rice pervaded the air.
In part-1 of a three-part series, indianexpress.com goes back to three industrial hubs in Ernakulam district of Kerala which had been ravaged after the floods, to gauge how they are picking up the pieces.
An auction of select artworks will be held on January 18 next year, the proceeds of which will go into the Chief Minister's Disaster Relief Fund. Titled 'Art Rises for Kerala', the auction will feature art installations, paintings and sculptures of more than 40 artists in India and abroad.
The August deluge and landslides had left Ernakulam district with a property loss of Rs 8,000 crore, Ernakulam District Collector K Mohammed Y Safirulla said, quoting the estimate of a UN team that made a study.
Chendamangalam's handloom industry has a long history behind its origin. The industry has been associated with the feudal family of Paliam. In its early days, the handloom clothes were only meant for members of the Paliam family.
Onam 2018: Keralites celebrate Onam as the state gradually recovers from the disastrous floods that ravaged the coastal state and caused a horrendous loss of life and property which has been recorded as unprecedented in recent times.
A truck carries people past a flooded road in Thrissur, Kerala on August 18, 2018.Rescuers used helicopters and boats on Friday to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed hundreds, officials said.
Three days of intense rainfall, from August 15 to August 17 brought in more than what the dams could accommodate, making it necessary to release water. This is what the Central Water Commission (CWC) report on the Kerala floods observed.
One of the worst affected areas in Kerala is the district of Idukki. The Indian Express's Arun Janardhanan reported on how the floods damaged his hometown and aerial footage reveals the extent of damage. The death toll in the state is now above 300.
In this edition of Idea Exchange, Secretary of the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Madhavan Nair Rajeevan addresses questions by reporters on climate change and weather prediction.
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For the people of Kerala, here's a quick list of things to watch out for once you are home and living on your own. Dr KK Aggarwal, the former National President of the Indian Medical Association lists them out.