Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns

Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new…

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Image copyrightAFP Image captionPlastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt plastic…

Jospong, Hungarian company sign partnership to construct sewage, waste water treatment plants

Mr Agyapong exchanging the agreement with Mr Horvath, CEO of Pureco,while other officials look on  Jospong Group of Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pureco, a Hungarian company, for the construction and installation of sewage and waste water treatment plants in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region. The…

MP calls for establishment of Environmental Police Unit in Ghana
The Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor  has suggested to government to establish Environmental Police Unit under the Ghana Police Service to keep guard over the environment from destruction . The Lawmaker believes ,the establishment of this special Police Unit would help the country to conserve and... Read more
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species  risk extinction
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according... Read more
Ghana: Four more Chinese illegal miners arrested bringing the number to 8
  The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested four more Chinese nationals engaged in  illegal gold mining .The arrest of the four brings the total number of Chinese busted  in the region within a week ,to eight (8) in addition to   two Ghanaian accomplices . The latest arrest... Read more
Ecologist calls for national research strategy
Dr Benjamin Delali Dovie, a lecturer and researcher at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana, has called for a national research and development strategy to provide the needed data for policy making. Dr Dovie said such a strategic system must be initiated and funded by the... Read more
El Salvador makes history as first nation to impose blanket ban on metal mining
El Salvador has made history after becoming the first country in the world to ban metal mining. Lawmakers in the water-parched country passed the ban in a unanimous vote on Wednesday, declaring El Salvador a mining-free territory. The decision followed a long and bitter struggle to protect the Central... Read more
Ghana and South africa sign MoU on environment
Ghana and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in environmental management, and natural resources and conservation. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng signed on behalf of Ghana, while the High Commissioner of the South African High Commission in Accra,... Read more
OccupyGhana joins anti-galamsey campaign with ‘#RedApril’
Pressure group, OccupyGhana has joined the movement to fight against the destruction of water bodies and the environment by small-scale illegal mining activities. The group has declared the month of April as #RedApril, encouraging all well-meaning and concerned Ghanaians, throughout the month, to create awareness and speak out against... Read more
ICC must include water pollution as high crime against humanity  -groups
The International Community has been urged to include water pollution  as high crime against humanity  for perpetrators to be prosecuted by  International Criminal Court . This proposal was contained in a  statement issued by WACAM, human rights, environmental and mining advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) and Centre for Environmental Impact... Read more
Forestry commission impounds huge volume of rosewood
The Forestry Commission of Ghana,has impounded at least 25 Container trucks smuggling  rosewood from the Northern Part of the country to Tema Port for export. Seven of the Vehicles enroute to Tema were impounded at Suhum in the Eastern region while others trucks seized at the Forestry Commission office... Read more
Flush Out Chinese In Galamsey
At the weekend, good old Ghana Television did all Ghanaians a favour by showing Tiger Eye’s exposé put together by Anas Aremeyaw Anas on how illegal mining, otherwise known to the average Ghanaian as galamsey, is destroying our water bodies and degrading our lands. Everybody with true Ghanaian blood... Read more