Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Bagre Dam spillage flood:Death toll rises to 34
The death toll in the devastating Bagre dam spillage in Northern Ghana has risen to 34 from the previously reported 18, officials of the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) have confirmed to Starr News. Two more persons are reported missing while thousands have been displaced. Even though no senior... Read more
Climate change deepens global hunger with 821 million people undernourished
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and UN partner agencies (IFAD, UNICEF, WFP and WHO) have just published the 2018 edition of TheState of Food Security and Nutrition in the World. This year, the annual report focuses on the importance of building climate resilience for food... Read more
Bagre Dam Disaster: Oxfam slams Akufo-Addo Over Victims Neglect
International nongovernmental organisation Oxfam has criticised President Akufo-Addo over his posturing towards victims of the Bagre Dam disaster. So far, 18 people have died with 100 thousand displaced in the devastating spillage of the Bagre Dam. Authorities of the National Disaster Management Organisation appear overwhelmed by the disaster. Any... Read more
Putting the action in the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco
  The second day of California Governor Jerry Brown’s three-day Global Climate Action Summit on September 13 put a hard emphasis on action. There was discernible disgust with national leaders whose words have not resulted in greater ambition to drive down carbon emissions, protect forests and oceans, or provide... Read more
India monsoon: At least 324 killed in Kerala floods as rescuers work to evacuate survivors
Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. Key points: Some hospitals are facing shortages of oxygen and gas station are short on fuel... Read more
Ghana is the best country to host AU Space Agency – Prof Frimpong Boateng
Ghana is ready to host the Africa Space Agency, an African Union initiative that will allow Africa to launch and explore the Space for improved technological advancement, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has announced. He said out of the five countries including; Ghana,... Read more
Climate change to worsen due to increasing poor sanitation
The Chief of party to the Integrated Resource and Resilience Planning Project, a USAID funded project, Ananth Chikkatur, has said that Ghana risks being heavily hit by the effects of climate change if the country does not integrate climate change information in its planning processes at all levels of... Read more
V/R :Hailstorm kills one person,others injured,livestock perish
Four communities in the Krachi East Municipality have suffered from a rare hailstorm accompanied by strong winds that ravaged property, killing a girl and scores of domestic and wild animals on March 4. The affected communities are Ayiramu, Katanga, Yabrae and Kparekpare, where Abena Manu, a six year old... Read more
Scientists Just Issued a Grim New Warning on Climate Change: ‘We Are Not Prepared’
New research shows that countries around the world are falling short of greenhouse gas goals in the Paris climate deal, and the consequences will likely be unprecedented extreme weather. Published in the journal Science Advancesthis week, the study found that the likelihood of extreme heat, dryness and precipitation will increase across as... Read more
Women take front role in combating climate change under Ghana-DGM
Residents of 52 communities in the Brong Ahafo and Western regions are to be empowered and supported with knowledge and financing to adopt and practice sustainable land use as part of measures being made by Ghana to halt land degradation to reduce the effects of climate change. Through the... Read more