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India's Kerala turns homes into 'mini-solar power stations'

Mar 03 2021

KERALA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before Govindan Satheeshan installed solar panels on the roof of his home in southern India's Kerala state under a government scheme two years ago, the 70-year-old retiree was unsure.

Indian solar ferry flies flag for cleaner, cheaper water transport

Aug 13 2020

VAIKOM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Over the past three years, P. Ravindran's commute from his southern Indian village has been about more than getting to work - the SIM card seller sees his daily trip on India's first solar-powered ferry as doing his bit for the green revolution.

In flood-prone southern India, doctors tend to mental scars of disasters

Aug 14 2019

IDUKKI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - P. Divakaran, 65, stood beside the road where his sister and three other family members were killed when a landslide caused by heavy rains demolished their house almost a year ago.

With a beehive fence, Kerala’s farmers tell marauding elephants to buzz off

Jan 19 2018

MAYILATTUMPARA, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A year ago, no one in Mayilattumpara could sleep soundly at night. Residents of the village in the foothills of Thrissur district, in southwest India’s Kerala state, feared invasions by wild elephants.

Tribal women corner the market on India's heat-hardy black goats

Feb 16 2017

AGALI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The lean black goats owned by the tribal people of Attapadi, in India’s Western Ghats, are known for their resilience.

In fume-choked Kochi, a solar rickshaw glides to the rescue

Oct 19 2016

KOCHI, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The inventor of an innovative solar chick incubator, solar milking machine and solar-powered boat now has his newest item rolling onto the streets in this southern Indian city: A solar rickshaw taxi.

India's next weapon against climate change? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow

Jun 29 2015

THIRUVANANDHAPURAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of India's southern Kerala state to reduce their herds, experts say.

India's next weapon against climate change? The heat-tolerant dwarf cow

Jun 29 2015

THIRUVANANDHAPURAM, India (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Worsening heat, fodder shortages and the threat of drought are forcing many hard-hit dairy farmers in the Anantapur area of India's southern Kerala state to reduce their herds, experts say.

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