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…

Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue effort begins
Media captionThis is what the southern region of Mexico woke up to after an 8.1 magnitude quake The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the... Read more
Abolish import levy on timber – Traders to Gov’t   
The Domestic Lumber Traders Association of Ghana is demanding the abolishment of duties and levies on importation of wood into the country. According to the group,  the move will encourage traders to resort to importations for domestic consumption to satisfy the increasing demand for wood in the country. Statistics... Read more
Gov’t to exploit iron ore, manganese deposits in Western, Northern regions
Government has indicated plans to strengthen the local steel industry to help create employment for the youth and grow the economy. This is to be achieved through exploitation of Iron Ore and Manganese deposits in the Northern and Western regions of the country. President Akufo-Addo announced this during a keynote address... Read more
Special security agency needed to protect natural resources
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency, says the Government should establish a special security agency to protect natural resources. He made this known in a lecture he delivered on: “WASH in Ghana-Best Practices and Lessons Learned,” organised at... Read more
Hundreds of residents at Twifo Praso in the Central region have been rendered homeless following a spill-over of the Pra River. More than a dozen communities have been submerged. The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been visiting some of the affected areas to distribute relief items. However, many... Read more
Increased air pollution cuts victims’ lifespan by a decade costing billions
Credit: CC0 Public Domain One of the benefits to cutting fossil fuel consumption is lowering air pollution. A new study in the August issue of Ecological Indicators shows that, on average, an increase in pollution particles in the air of 10 micrograms per cubic meter cuts victims’ life expectancy... Read more
Aburi mountains a fitness destination in Ghana
  The steep winding mountainous  road from Ayimensah barrier to Aburi-Peduase has become an ideal fitness route where hundreds  of residents from mostly Greater Accra and parts of Eastern Region hike every weekend . The road has become a fitness attraction center which is patronized by both young and... Read more
Kumasi Zoo rescues alligator which appeared in a house in Kumasi
The Kumasi Zoo on Sunday rescued an alligator found in an uncompleted  building at Kokoase near Abrepo Junction in the Ashanti Region . Some residents shocked by the appearance of the alligator planned to kill it but the timely intervention of officials of Kumasi Zoo saved the reptile .... Read more
Sacrificing Atiwa Forest for ‘China Bauxite’ wrong – Inusah Fuseini
China’s move to commit to $15 billion into Ghana’s economy could have some far reaching implications on the environment, given the deal will be anchored by Ghana’s natural resources, specifically bauxite. Voicing some concerns on the developments, the Member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini, indicated that, potential mining of Bauxite... Read more
Water shortages kill twelve million people annually
  Findings by the United Nation’s (UN’s) Convention to Combat Desertification indicates that twelve million people die annually due to water shortages or contaminated drinking water. The findings also revealed that the world’s drinking water supplies have fallen by almost two thirds since 1950 while desertification is threatening the... Read more