EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit
U.S. President Donald Trump waves as he leaves the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., before his departure to New York May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria By Alister Doyle and John Irish | OSLO/PARIS President Donald Trump will face pressure from other Group of Seven leaders... Read more
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted down a resolution to repeal an Obama-era rule restricting methane emissions from drilling operations on public lands — with three Republicans joining every Democrat  to preserve the rule. The 51-to-49 vote marked the first time since Trump’s election that Republicans have failed in their... Read more
We need more support to fight climate change – Scientists
Scientists are calling for more support from government to help deal with the problem of climate change and destruction being caused to the environment. They warn life on Planet Earth will be unsustainable unless government and other stakeholders step up efforts at preserving the environment. “All of us should... Read more
World leaders advised step up Climate Change efforts
    Signatories to the Paris climate accord have been urged to step up their support for global climate change mitigation efforts, in the light of the United States’ regression in its support for such efforts under President Donald Trump. According to Bill McKibben, Co-Founder of 350.org, a grassroots... Read more
Diseases hidden in ice are waking up as Earth’s climate warm
LONDON – Climate change is melting permafrost soils that have been frozen for thousands of years. And as the soils melt, they are releasing ancient, once-dormant viruses and bacteria that are springing back to life, the BBC reported on Thursday (May 4). In August 2016, in a remote part... Read more
Climate change will alter flow of River Nile
Displaced people collecting water on the banks of the River Nile, Awerial County, South Sudan. Image: Geoff Pugh/Oxfam East Africa via Flickr The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather. LONDON, 1 May,... Read more
Nato warns climate change is ‘global security threat’ as Donald Trump mulls Paris Agreement
  ‘It’s not too late, but it is time’ warns the organisation’s supreme allied command General Denis Mercier warned that if the White House does ‘not recognise a problem, then we will have trouble dealing with the causes’ Getty A Nato general has warned climate change poses a global security threat... Read more
Hundreds displaced; 150 houses torn down by rainstorm in Zebilla
  A rainstorm that swept through the Bawku West district in the Upper East Region last Sunday left over 150 houses destroyed and more than 300 residents displaced. Among the wrecked structures were Kukuruzua Junior High School, Kansoogo and some other schools. Also about 15 electricity poles were vandalized... Read more
India aiming for all-electric car fleet by 2030, petrol and diesel to be tanked
Highlights India is looking to have all-electric car fleet by 2030. Idea is to no petrol or diesel car is sold in the country Ministry of Heavy Industries and the NITI Aayog are working on a policy for promotion of electric vehicles NEW DELHI: India is looking at having... Read more
People’s Climate March: Leonardo DiCaprio and other stars join thousands in rally against Donald Trump
Protesters accused President of not agreeing with scientific consensus about risks to the environment Thousands marched in the capital and across the US, demanding a clean environment Getty Leonardo DiCaprio and former Vice President Al Gore were just two famous faces among the thousands of people who attended the... Read more