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…

Somalia: Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People
Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since February in southern and central Somalia, the country’s health ministry has told Anadolu Agency. Abdullaahi Hashi Ali, the ministry’s director general, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview at least 407 people had lost their... Read more
1000 illegal miners  invade KweiKaru forest reserve in Ghana tracing  gold layer
  The Kweikaru Forest reserve in the Eastern region of Ghana is under siege by illegal miners mostly foreign nationals tracing a layer of gold . It is estimated that, about 1000 illegal miners have invaded the forest belt  prospecting for gold ostensibly to locate a major gold layer... Read more
First batch of Climate Change and Agriculture PHD students graduate
  The first batch of the Doctoral students who pursued WASCAL’s programme in Climate Change and Agriculture at Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliiquee de Katibougou (IPR/IFRA), Mali in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology, Mali and University of Cape Coast(UCC), Ghana have graduated.... Read more
Montreal Protocol marks a milestone with first ratification of Kigali Amendment
press release | Countries that ratify the Kigali Amendment commit to cut the production and consumption of powerful greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons by more than 80 percent over the next 30 years Reducing hydrofluorocarbons under the Kigali Amendment is expected to avoid up to 0.5° Celsius warming by the end... Read more
Ghanaians urged to patronise wood gasifier stove
A wood gasifier stove that uses pieces of dry plant material as fuel for domestic cooking, and is environmentally-friendly, has been introduced onto the Ghanaian market. The technology, known as the Top Lid Up Draft (TLUD) gasifier stove, is cost effective and produces much less smoke than the conventional... Read more
Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever
  Global use of irreplaceable groundwater is exhausting the supply so fast that researchers say it will drive up food prices and hit international trade. LONDON, 2 April, 2017 – China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs... Read more
Ghana: Water scarcity hits Pishegu; over 2k lives at risk
  An acute water scarcity has hit Pishegu, a farming community in the Karaga district of Northern region putting residents’ lives and properties at risk. Pishegu is one of the many communities in the region where the Water Company Limited is ineffective and residents have been living decades without... Read more
Colombia landslide kills 154 on city outskirts, scores injured
  A landslide in Colombia’s southwestern border province of Putumayo sent mud and debris crashing onto houses overnight, killing at least 154 people and injuring scores, officials said on Saturday. Heavy rains caused several rivers to overflow, pushing sediment and rocks onto buildings and roads in the provincial capital... Read more
Fear grips Ghanaians over rainstorm wrecks
Many Ghanaians residing in the Eastern region of Ghana have expressed fear ,the region may record worse devastating rainstorm and flood  wrecks this year should proactive early warning signals and mitigating measures are not put in place by authorities . Though,the Country is yet to enter into the major... Read more
Simple hand-pump borehole technology helps reverse the risks of drought and flood impacts in Northern Ghana
More than 10,000 inhabitants of 22 communities in Northern Ghana can now access potable water through the intervention by UNDP’s CREW project. (Photo credit: Stephen Kansuk/ UNDP in Ghana) Even though the number of people living in poverty has reduced in recent years, there remain significant gaps between rural... Read more