Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

WaterAid to improve water systems for institutions, communities
  Water systems of nine schools, two health centres and 10 communities in five districts of the Northern, Upper East and Upper West Regions are to be rehabilitated and enhanced into solar mechanized systems to better serve the people. Institutional latrines will also be built for the schools in... Read more
Five dead in mining pit in Talensi
At least five small scale miners have been confirmed dead at Gbane mining site in the Talensi district of the Upper East Region. The five met their untimely death when they were mining underground for gold ore. They were trapped by a smoke alleged to have come from one... Read more
Africa : Illegal bushmeat trade threatens human health and great apes
Great apes and other wildlife are hunted and eaten as bushmeat across Central Africa, threatening dwindling populations and spreading disease, such as Ebola. Hunting for bushmeat impacts over 500 wild species in Africa, but is particularly harmful to great apes — gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos — whose small, endangered... Read more
Parliament expresses concern over outbreak of CSM
  Parliament on Thursday underlined urgent and pragmatic measures for effective check on Cerebral Spinal Meningitis (CSM) that has hit parts of the country. A number of people are reported dead from the disease, which often strikes more in the Northern Belt, usually when the weather is very warm.... Read more
‘GALAMSEY’, A THREAT TO LIFE
The high level of pollution of water bodies in the country is a real life-threatening situation staring the country in the face regarding the total destruction of the country’s sources of water that are meant for treatment for drinking purposes and other uses. Needless to say, water bodies in... Read more
CSIR develops new oven for drying fish
To improve on the health benefit of smoked fish for consumers, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has developed a new oven known as Ahoto to phase out the Chorkor smoker, used by fish processors to smoke fish. The new ovens emit less smoke and, therefore, have... Read more
Unsafe water threatening malnourished children in four countries- UNICEF Report
  Water shortages, inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene and disease outbreaks are posing an additional threat to the lives of severely malnourished children in four countries that are facing famine or at risk of it, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday. The agency is working “around the clock”... Read more
Ghana inaugurates body to regulate radiations
The Ghana Association for Radiation Protection (GARP), with focus on; “Protecting People and the Environment for Sustainable Development,” has been inaugurated . The mission statement of the Professional body  is to promote excellence in radiation protection by  setting  benchmarks for players in the sector to meet international standard and... Read more
Ghana Ratifies Mercury Convention
Toxic Metal Used in Small-Scale Gold Mining Especially Harmful to Children.People living in Ghana’s mining communities may now be better protected from deadly mercury poisoning. On March 23, Ghana ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a real step forward for communities affected by mercury pollution. Mercury, a toxic... Read more
Tragedy looms as food crops with ‘heavy metal’ enter market
Lifestyles impact heavily on our health, especially the food we eat, but increasingly, the exploitation of our natural resources for our livelihood poses a major risk to our well-being. The use of weedicides in preparing the land for the cultivation of all kinds of foods and cash crops threatens... Read more