Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Climate Change impact in Brong-Ahafo – UNDP’s Intervention
  Recent developments around the globe with Ghana being not an exception point to the fact that there are issues with the environment due to problems from Climate Change that need to be corrected. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines it as a change of... Read more
Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries
World faces disaster if those who contributed ‘lion’s share’ to global warming don’t aid low-income countries, IMF says The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows... Read more
Climate change depleting Ghana’s fish stock – Study
A study by the University of Cape Coast’s Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences has revealed Ghana’s fish stock will continue to see a further decline in the coming months. The disturbing study says not much can be done to save the situation. According to the research, the decline... Read more
Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the globe 
Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters... Read more
Southern Ghana to experience rains in the latter part of September
The middle and coastal areas of the country are expected to experience this year’s minor rainy season around the latter part of September. Northern Ghana, on the other hand, is still experiencing its rainy season, which is expected to taper off during the early part of October. Mr Tetteh... Read more
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