Inspectorate Division of Minerals Commission is ineffective – Minister

  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), has said the Inspectorate Division of the Minerals Commission has been ineffective thereby allowing illegal mining to fester in the country. He said the Inspectorate Division was supposed to supervise the reclamation of mined areas and safety…

Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

Too much rain: China’s floods roil hydropower, corn supplies
Severe flooding across southern China has forced the world’s largest power plant to slash capacity on Tuesday, delayed grain on barges and damaged farms along the Yangtze River, as the death toll rose to 56 and economic costs hit almost $4 billion. Heavy rainfall, mudslides and hail caused by... Read more
Institutions in Ghana seek $320 million to combat climate change
  Mr Robert Mensah, an Economist with the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Finance, has said institutions in Ghana were seeking to access 320 million dollars from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). He said the monies from the GCF would go into infrastructure... Read more
E/R : NADMO warns residents in flood prone areas to relocate to Safe areas
      The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the National Disaster Management Organization, NADMO, has warned residents in flood prone areas to relocate to “safe heaven” areas to avoid disaster .     According to Eastern Regional Director of NADMO,Mr.Kwame Appiah Kodua, the safety of residents and properties of... Read more
Flood displaces 1000 residents
About 1000 residents in Anwiankwanta in the Bekwai Municipal of the Ashanti Region have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour Tuesday . The flood according to the victims was caused by the collapsed River Oda Bridge paving way for the river to overflow its banks to homes of... Read more
Weija Dam spillage floods communities
  Some buildings submerged in the water at Oblogo. Picture: Caroline Boateng  Residents of Oblogo and Tetegu, communities along the Weija Dam, are virtually surrounded by water but they continue to live normally, three months after the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) started spilling excess water from the dam.... Read more
Kpone Barrier: Residents want buildings on water ways demolished
Residents of Kpone barrier in the Greater Accra Region have called on Kpone Katanmanso District Assembly to demolish all buildings sited in water courses to prevent perennial flooding. According to them, the Assembly had slept on its responsibilities for far too long resulting in a situation where individuals take... Read more
NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
This image of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observing an eclipse from its vantage point in space. Credits: NASA For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire... Read more
Five dead, 120 missing in landslide in Sichuan’s Maoxin
Up to 46 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county. At least five people have been found dead and over 120 remain missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China. State media had... Read more
From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change View more sharing options By John Vidal- The Guardian It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the... Read more
Is climate change  increasing forest fires around the world?
Have wildfires increased globally over recent years? And if so, is global warming to blame? Research has illuminated this, along with what wildfires do to us and our environment, and which areas are most vulnerable. Are wildfires increasing around the world? Unusually large wildfires ravaged Alaska and Indonesia in... Read more