Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

Trump’s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican
U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production “back to the past” with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, said Pope... Read more
Army worm invasion ;we were taken by surprise – MOFA
The Upper  West Regional directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has fessed -up that it was taken by surprise by the invasion of the fall army worms in the region. The Upper West Regional Plant Protection officer of MOFA Mohammed Ahmed Sibawey said, the region was ill... Read more
May 2017 was second-warmest May on record-NASA
From NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies A global map of the May 2017 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly shows that the extreme warmth that affected parts of the northern hemisphere — Siberia in particular — in prior months has partially abated. View larger image. May 2017 was the... Read more
Show much interest in climate change -GII tells media
    The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) the local chapter of Transparency International has called on the media to show much interest in climate change issues as much as they have shown in the Galamsey menace since climate change is another serious timed bomb awaiting to explode in the... Read more
Prof Frimpong-Boateng makes case for intensified science, technology education Source
The Ghana Technology University College (GTUC) in collaboration with Coventry University, United Kingdom, has organised the “International Conference on Education, Technology and Entrepreneurship (ICETE) 2017” in Accra. The two-day conference, on the theme: “Promoting Development through Technology, Entrepreneurship and Innovation,” seeks to create an environment that would bring together... Read more
Researchers warn against unregulated hospital ash residue disposal
Researchers have raised a red flag over indiscriminate and unregulated disposal of incinerated ash residues from the country’s hospitals. Such waste, they noted, had high level of heavy metal concentration with harmful environmental effects on both human health and the ecological system. This is contained in an annual research... Read more
Russia Ukraine illegal miners  granted bail 
An Accra Circuit Court has granted bail to the two Russians and two Ukrainians arrested in the Ashanti region for engaging in illegal mining. They were granted bail to the tune of GH¢200, 000 each with one surety who must be a Ghanaian. They were said to have mined... Read more
Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
  Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King. Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former... Read more
We are dying, residents of Glefe call for help
Residents of Glefe, a suburb of Accra complained bitterly over flooding in the area during the rainy season and causing many lives and property, Wednesday. The residents of Glefe are complaining bitterly that, the whole area becomes flooded during the rainy season. This they said has caused many lives... Read more
Bangladesh: Rain triggers landslides and leaves 107 dead
Image captionRescue efforts are being hampered by bad weather Heavy monsoon rain has triggered landslides in south-east Bangladesh, with officials reporting at least 107 people killed, including five soldiers. A spokesman for the Rangamati district administration said at least 60 people were killed in a series of landslides there... Read more