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…

Philippines Become Global Hotspot for Environmental Murders
Cuneta Avenue, Pasay City. Photo: Alecs Ongcal, Facebook EL NIDO, Philippines (AFP) – Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness. At least 200 community activists, NGO workers and other civilians... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard puts seven illegal miners possesing explosives in court
Seven illegal miners have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for engaging in illegal mining in Nyafomang Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern region . The accused persons are AKwasi Suley ,Salifu Zungudana ,Tsanor Victor, Narh Stephen ,Samuel Boafo,Okyere Prince and Nicholas Asokora... Read more
Police destroy galamsey machines on Black Volta
 The police in Upper West have burnt three chanfan machines and other accessories of illegal mining on the banks of the Black Volta in the Lawra District after operators abandoned the machines at the sight of the security men. This followed an exercise at the region’s most famous illegal... Read more
Ghana’s Wildlife officials careless over poaching of endangered pangolins ,others.
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is mandated by law to conserve and protect Wildlife species  in the country in general and manage protected areas in particular within representative ecological zones of the country. The Wildlife division is the statutory body  responsible for enforcing Wildlife Laws... Read more
Court grants bail to 7 illegal Chainsaw operators
  The Koforidua Circuit Court “B” has granted bail to Seven(7) illegal Chainsaw Operators  arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region sawing economic trees .   The accused persons are Addo Godwin,30, Kwasi Kwakye,20,Okyere Patrick ,25, Solomon Megah,30, Anim Boateng,20, Yaw Ofori,25 ,and Addo Norbert ,25,.... Read more
Forestry Commission impounds truckloads of illegal lumber
 Trucks carrying assorted lumber, including the banned Rosewood, have been impounded by the Forestry Commission. Nine trucks were seized in separate operations in the Eastern, Volta and Western regions. The loaded trucks are currently parked at the Achimota Depot of the Forestry Commission in Accra. Speaking to the media... Read more
China confiscates 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales in the country’s biggest seizure
The latest stockpile of scales was likely taken from between 20,000 to 30,000 slaughtered pangolins. Nearly 12 tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales have been confiscated by Chinese officials — the country’s largest-ever seizure of the endangered mammal’s prized parts as it seeks to curb illegal trafficking. The pangolin, whose... Read more
Atewa Forest :Seven illegal Chainsaw Operators busted
  Seven(7) illegal Chainsaw Operators have been arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region sawing economic trees .   The suspects are Addo Godwin,30, Kwasi Kwakye,20,Okyere Patrick ,25, Solomon Megah,30, Anim Boateng,20, Yaw Ofori,25 ,and Addo Norbert ,25,.     The Seven were arrested Tuesday by... Read more
  Angry Sissala East Youth forms Taskforce to fight illegal rosewood harvesting
The Youth of Sissala East District in the Upper West Region of Ghana have been compelled to form a taskforce to fight against the alarming illegal rosewood harvesting in the district following failure by government to stop the menace .   The taskforce  set up on Tuesday, with the... Read more
Indonesia smugglers stuffed exotic birds in pipes: police
  There is large-scale illegal trading of birds in Indonesia, which sees them sold in giant avian markets in the country’s major cities, or smuggled abroad Smugglers who allegedly stuffed 125 exotic birds into drain pipes have been arrested in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as part of a bid... Read more