Stopping galamsey: Gov’t to ban mercury imports by end of year

Government has disclosed it will ban the importation of mercury to augment efforts to curb the impact of illegal mining activities in the country. The move is expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng who announced this…

‘Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic

Story by Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Image captionScience reporter Victoria Gill looks at why there is so much plastic on beaches US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been…

VRA donates borehole to Bilharzia endemic community

The Volta River Authority of Ghana (VRA), has donated a solar panel powered borehole amounting to GHC 80,000.00 to residents of Serdom, a village in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region. The borehole, which will provide water to the about a 1,000 residents in Serdom, has 9 delivery outlets…

WASCAL partners NASA to school West African climate students
The West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use, WASCAL, in collaboration with National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the University of Missouri – Kansas City, have organized a 12-day Capacity Building Workshop on Interdisciplinary Remote Sensing, Modeling, and Validation of Environmental Processes. Dr.... Read more
Trump May Seek Solution on Climate Change, Macron Tells JDD
French President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed Donald Trump to Paris two days ago to participate in Bastille Day celebrations, said the U.S. president may seek a solution over the next months for the fight against global warming. “We’ve spoken in detail on what may allow him to return into... Read more
Too hot to fly: rising heat may ground planes
Growing heat may make it impossible for aircraft to leave the ground fully laden. Image: By Bill Abbott via Wikimedia Commons As temperatures rise it may become too hot to fly, with aircraft likelier to be grounded, and more passengers more likely to lose their seats.  US scientists have... Read more
NGO begins campaign on climate change in Ghana
Policy think-tank, Institute of Green Growth Solutions, in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer StIftung Foundation is embarking on a nationwide awareness creation especially in schools. They began the awareness creation at the Vision Feed Academy in Accra where the students were given interactive presentations on climate change. A representative from Institute of Green Growth... Read more
UN Environment to partner global banks to assess climate-related risks
  UN Environment announced a new joint initiative to strengthen financial institutions’ assessment and disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities, with eleven major banks. This announcement was made in a press release issued to the Ghana News Agency on Wednesday. It named the banks as ANZ, Barclays, Bradesco, Citi,... Read more
Agro-Climate Project launched in Upper East
  A Climate Change Project dubbed”  Agro-Climate Research and Popularization Project(APTE-21)” ,   has been launched in Bolgatanga of the Upper East Region to help address climate change in the area of agriculture. The Project, which is being piloted at the Sumbrungu, Bongo-Soe and Lungu communities in the Bolgatanga Municipal... Read more
Rains destroy farms in Adaklu
 Days of torrential rains have destroyed farms and property worth thousands of cedis in the Adaklu District of the Volta Region. Streams in Kodzobi, Vodze, Have and Dzakpo overflowed their banks flooding farms and the communities. Crops destroyed include corn, cassava, groundnut, yams and vegetables. Mr Newlove Nyatsikor, a... Read more
Buildings collapse ,farms submerge, residents  displaced as Affram River sweeps Ahiatroga Island community
  A devastating flood has submerged Ahiatroga,an Island Community in the Kwahu Affram Plains South District of the Eastern region  collapsing about 26 houses displacing close to 100 inhabitants mostly peasant farmers . Many houses are in soggy disarray and at the verge of collapse as the floods have... Read more
Researchers: Climate Change May Turn Africa’s Arid Sahel Green
  A woman prepares her shawl as her baby lies on the ground, after arriving by donkey to have the baby examined for signs of malnutrition at a walk-in feeding center in Dibinindji, a desert village in the Sahel belt of Chad, April 18, 2012. One of Africa’s driest... Read more
African countries must unite on climate action plans
  African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, African countries should also mobilise climate finance to... Read more