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…

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
Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Development – Remarks by H.E. Sun Baohong Chinese Ambassador to Ghana
Addressing Climate Change through Sustainable Development – Remarks by H.E. Mdm. Sun Baohong Chinese Ambassador to Ghana at the Opening Ceremony of the Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development in Africa. Good morning. I am very delighted to come to the beautiful city of Sunyani for the second... Read more
Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims
Rising temperatures and the resultant stress on India’s agricultural sector may have contributed to increase in suicides over the past 30 years, research shows Climate change may have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades, according to new research... Read more
Gov’t high powered delegation to visit flood wrecked Tamale
  Government has constitute a high powered delegation to visit flood wrecked Northern Regional Capital, Tamale to assess the situation for emergency interventions by government. The delegation is expected to also visit the  bereaved families of two persons repprted dead as well as the hundreds of  residents displaced .... Read more
Tamale: 2 missing, dozens homeless after heavy downpour
Firefighters have been deployed to help local search parties straggle through large gutters to look for two children who went missing, and rescue many others displaced in a heavy rain and stormy weather that ravaged parts of Tamale, the Northern regional capital on Tuesday. The regional spokesman for the Fire... Read more
V/R: Over 7000 hectares of farms destroyed by army worms
The recent outbreak of the Fall Army Worm in the country has affected about 7,165 hectares of farms in the Volta region. The  green-stripped caterpillar larvae of moths destroyed mostly maize farms, with about 5,128 farmers in the region still counting their losses. Dr. Archilbad Letsa, the Volta Regional... Read more
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