Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

Sierra Leone mudslide: At least 600 still missing in Freetown
Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionThe hillside collapsed on to dozens of houses in Regent after heavy rain At least 600 people are still missing following a mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown, a spokesman for the president has told the BBC. President Ernest Bai Koroma earlier... Read more
Sierre Leone mudslide leaves hundreds lying ‘dead underneath the rubble’
  More than 300 people have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown following heavy rains and flooding. Key points: Sierra Leone’s national broadcaster says death toll has risen above 300 Police and military personnel are continuing to search for missing people Red... Read more
Cars are turned over after the pavement gave way following a rainstorm in Dalian, Liaoning province, China August 4, 2017. Picture taken August 4, 2017.Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – Thunderstorms have battered northeastern China’s Liaoning province for several days, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of almost 190,000, state... Read more
Climate change expected to increase deaths rates
  A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that climate change, if left unaddressed, is expected to cause roughly 60,000 deaths globally in the year 2030. This could further reach 260,000 deaths in 2100 due to climate change’s effect on global air pollution.... Read more
Ecology versus economy in Ghana
  Ghana is about to trade 5 percent of its bauxite deposits to China for $15 billion. In a guest commentary by environmental advocate Joshua Amponsem, he questions the motives and long-term impact of such a move. As an environmental activist, I have come to appreciate that nature gives... Read more
Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Development – Remarks by H.E. Sun Baohong Chinese Ambassador to Ghana
Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Development – Remarks by H.E. Mdm. Sun Baohong Chinese Ambassador to Ghana at the Opening Ceremony of the Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa. Good morning. I am very delighted to come to the beautiful city of Sunyani for the second... Read more
Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims
Rising temperatures and the resultant stress on India’s agricultural sector may have contributed to increase in suicides over the past 30 years, research shows Climate change may have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades, according to new research... Read more
Gov’t high powered delegation to visit flood wrecked Tamale
  Government has constitute a high powered delegation to visit flood wrecked Northern Regional Capital, Tamale to assess the situation for emergency interventions by government. The delegation is expected to also visit the  bereaved families of two persons repprted dead as well as the hundreds of  residents displaced .... Read more
Tamale: 2 missing, dozens homeless after heavy downpour
Firefighters have been deployed to help local search parties straggle through large gutters to look for two children who went missing, and rescue many others displaced in a heavy rain and stormy weather that ravaged parts of Tamale, the Northern regional capital on Tuesday. The regional spokesman for the Fire... Read more
V/R: Over 7000 hectares of farms destroyed by army worms
The recent outbreak of the Fall Army Worm in the country has affected about 7,165 hectares of farms in the Volta region. The  green-stripped caterpillar larvae of moths destroyed mostly maize farms, with about 5,128 farmers in the region still counting their losses. Dr. Archilbad Letsa, the Volta Regional... Read more