Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

African governments asked to commit resources for malarial control
Mr Andrew Deyi Saibu, the West Africa Regional Coordinator for the Next Generation Indoor Residual (NgenIRS) Project has appealed to African governments and the private sector to commit more resources to support in the Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) project. This, he said would help to control and eliminate malaria.... Read more
GAMA project will improve water supply
  The residents of the La-Nkwantanang Madina Municipality have been urged to embrace the half-price toilet facility being provided by the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area-Sanitation Water Project (GAMA-SWP), to stem open defecation. Apart from stemming open defecation, the project would also improve water supply to households which would go... Read more
Expired medicines and foods confiscated by FDA
  The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has seized over a metric ton of expired goods including medicines, beverages and baby foods from various shops in Koforidua and some districts across the region. This was part of an operation to ensure the safety of the public during the Easter... Read more
Environment minister wins ‘Legend of the Year’ award
Environment minister wins ‘Legend of the Year’ award Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng Celebrated heart-surgeon and Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has been recognised for his distinguished medical practice over the past two-and-a-half decades. He was presented with the ‘Legend of the Year’ award at the... Read more
Africa: ‘Radical’ Increases Needed in Water and Sanitation Systems to Meet Global Development Targets – UN Report
   As almost two billion people around the world rely on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are... Read more
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