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…

President Akufo Addo launches ‘Planting for Food and Job Programme’ today
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will today Wednesday, April 19 launch the national ‘Planting for Food and Job programme’ in Goaso, capital of the Asunafo Municipality in the Brong-Ahafo Region. The programme is a new initiative and intervention introduced by the Akufo Addo led-government to promote national food security... Read more
Environment Ministry gets 12-member advisory board
 The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has inaugurated a 12-member Advisory Board for the ministry and charged them to draw on their expertise to enhance the operations of the ministry.The board is expected to advise the sector minister on policies, planning and operational... Read more
Ultimatum to illegal miners in Ghana expires,gov’t announces next action
  The 21-day ultimatum for all illegal mining  activities to cease  in Ghana expires today, Wednesday .The government  is expected to announce the next line of action  which is likely to be deployment of  armed military and police combatants to the affected areas to deal with  recalcitrant illegal  miners... Read more
Police vow to clamp down on ‘illegal miners’
  The Police say they are ready to clamp down on illegal miners destroying farmlands and river bodies across the country. According to the Police, some of the officers have been specially trained for this project. The Public Relations Officer of the Service Superintendent Cephas Arthur said they will... Read more
We’ve suspended issuance of mining license – Bawumia
Government has suspended the issuance of mining licenses until illegal mining, also known as Galamsey, is effectively tackled, the Vice President, Mahamadu Bawumia has said. It is unclear whether the suspension of in the interim only affects the small scale mining sector. There has been a massive public outcry against the... Read more
World Heritage Day 2017: what it is and why is it important?
Seiganto-ji Temple and Nachi Falls – a World Heritage site (Picture: JTB Photo/UIG/Getty Images) World Heritage Day, celebrating international monuments and sites, is on April 18. The event is marked globally, and each year there’s a theme – this year it’s sustainable tourism. It’s been chosen to tie in with... Read more
Ghana to reduce sulphur levels in fuel to 50ppm from July 1
  The Akufo-Addo government will from July 1 introduce a new policy on the sulphur content of fuel products. “The sulphur content in our fuel will be reduced from 3000ppm (parts per million) to 50 ppm,” the Vice President disclosed at Joy News’ 100 Days Town Hall, Monday. Dr... Read more
‘Government is not against small-scale mining’ – Minister of Lands
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, says government is not against small scale mining, but is rather against illegal mining that continues to destroy the environment. “The New Patriotic Party government is not anti-mining. We are a government that believes in partnership with private sector,... Read more
Government rolls out programme to deal with galamsey
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, has launched the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) at Kwahu-Mpreaso in the Eastern Region to holistically tackle the issue of illegal mining and bring sanity in the sector. The MMIP is built on a three-prong approach involving the provision... Read more
Senior Programmes Officer of NUFFIC Lauds UCC for Promoting Water and Sanitation
A Senior Programmes Officer of Nuffic, Mrs. Marieke Nieuwendijk, has commended UCC’s commitment towards promoting Water and Sanitation as an academic programme in the University. She lauded the University for implementing new teaching methods, developing new curricula and embarking on staff development to strengthen the University’s capacity to offer... Read more