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…

Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement
The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words ”Paris Agreement is Done”, to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen/File Photo President Donald Trump’s top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw... Read more
WASCAL appoints Professor Jimmy Adegoke as new interim executive director
  West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use (WASCAL) has appointed Professor Jimmy Omoniyi Adegoke as its interim Executive Director. He takes over from Dr. Laurent Sedogo who for the past three years, was the Executive Director of WASCAL. Prof. Adegoke’s appointment is a... Read more
Yendi Water  crisis worsened Tankers deployed to save lives
The  Water Scarcity that has hit Yendi and its environs in the Northern Region of Ghana has worsened creating a near disaster situation in the area. Reports suggests that,Water Tanker Vehicles have been deployed to the Yendi township, the second largest town in the Northern region , 91km from... Read more
Researcher mounts campaign on clean cookstove
Organisations, households, and schools have been called upon to shift to the use of improved institutional stoves to avoid heat emissions and diseases. The improved stove is to help address domestic heating by using solid fuel such as wood and charcoal for household cooking. Mr Mchael Kweku Commeh, a... Read more
Slice of Greenland ice melts into oblivion
A coastal glacier in southern Greenland mirrored in the sea. Image: Claire Rowland via Flickr   Coastal glaciers in terminal decline as Greenland ice runs into the ocean and threatens to raise sea levels by the end of the century. LONDON, 15 April, 2017 – By the century’s end,... Read more
Expect more rains in coming days – Meteo Service
The Ghana Meteorological Agency is predicting more rains in the coming days. The agency says the pattern is going to be constant as the country is currently at the peak of the rainy season. Speaking to Citi News, the head of the forecast unit at the meteorological agency, Joe... Read more
NGO launches programme to protect Ecosystem
The Development Institute (DI), a non-governmental organisation, has launched the Shared Resources Joint Solution (SRJS) programme in the Ho West District with the aim of, securing ecosystem, providing water, food security and climate resilience for improved livelihoods. The four-year project from 2016 to 2020 is being funded by the... Read more
Climate-smart Agriculture: An Innovative Approach to  Challenges of Climate Change in Ghana
Article by Gabriel Adukpo,Agriculturist /Freelancer email:   CLIMATE refers to the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period.Climate keeps on changing as documented in the history of humankind. However, the term climate change became prominent when changes in global climate patterns reached... Read more
Climate cycle fuels famine in East Africa
The figures from the UN and other agencies are grim in the extreme: in East Africa, 16 million people are facing starvation as famine bites; in Yemen, across the Gulf of Aden, another 12 million are in urgent need of what aid agencies describe as life-saving assistance. Successive years... Read more
Gmet denies rainstorm  forecast
  The Ghana Meteorological Agency,GMet,  has denied reports attributing to the agency forecasting a rainstorm  said to hit Ghana Thursday evening .The Publications in sections of the media have gone viral on social media creating fear and anxiety among the public resulting in some businesses closing earlier  than usual.... Read more