Open Defecation menace :Osagyefo Dr.Kwame Nkrumah would have been dissapointed

On the occasion of Founders Day, the Media Coalition Against Open Defecation has called on Ghanaians to reflect on the contributions of Ghana’s forebears which led to independence. A statement signed by the Convener, Emmanuel Addai, reminds the public of the threat posed by the practice of open defecation to…

Open defecation :Coalition calls for financial commitment by govt to end menace

The Media Coalition Against Open Defecation is calling for the establishment of a budget line for eradication of open defecation in annual budgets that syncs with the national road map.   The Coalition is of the view that, Ghana can achieve the universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and…

Ghana Officials Question China’s Ambitions in Bauxite Mining Plan

Ghana is a country rich in natural resources, including crude oil, gold, diamonds, and minerals such as manganese and bauxite, and China—one of the West African country’s biggest investors—has set its sights on those valuable products. The investments are part of Beijing’s ambitious development project known as “One Belt, One…

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Illegal Chinese miner killed at Western Region
An illegal Chinese miner has been shot dead by armed robbers at Wassa Aborokyire Krobo in the Wassa Amenfi East District of the Western Region,Ghana . The armed robbers, numbering four, shot and killed Lhun Mann, one of the four Chinese who was first to step out from his... Read more
Puffer Fish poison 1,200 times deadly than cyanide,can kill 30 adults at once
Much was not known about Puffer Fish in Ghana until recently when the poisonous fish  killed at least 8 consumers in parts of Eastern and Volta Regions. Biologists say Puffer fish also known as blowfish has more than 120 different species worldwide. Most Puffer fishes could be found in... Read more
54 African Environment Ministers meet at Kenya
African environment ministers are expected  to meet in Kenya’s capital Nairobi from Monday to deliberate on strategies, plans and investments required to implement innovative environmental solutions. According to the UN Environment ,the seventh special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment which kicks off on Sept. 17... Read more
Environmental experts assemble at Presbyterian University over Sustainable Development
  Environmentalists have charged government to adopt sustainable approach in the use of natural resources to meet current socio-economic needs of the country to avert depletion to the detriment of the future generation. These were suggested when the Faculty of Development Studies of the Presbyterian University College held its maiden National... Read more
India monsoon: At least 324 killed in Kerala floods as rescuers work to evacuate survivors
Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said. Key points: Some hospitals are facing shortages of oxygen and gas station are short on fuel... Read more
IESS reveals disaster risk at Adentan Municipality
  A team of first year PhD Environmental Science candidates, from the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana, have presented their disaster risk assessment findings in the Adentan Municipality, to the Adentan Municipal Assembly. The team which comprises Messrs Francis Adarkwah, Stephen Twumasi Annan, Stephen... Read more
Ayensuano NADMO raises red flag over heaps of refuse left uncollected at Amanase Market
The Ayensuano District of the National Disaster Management Organization(NADMO) has raised alarm over piles of refuse left uncollected at the Amanase market . The Organization disclosed this when it embarked on community inspection ostensibly to monitor and make assessment of conditions likely to trigger disaster at Amanase. The inspection... Read more
Ghana :Park Ranger at Mole gundown
A Park Ranger  at the Mole National Park in the Northern region has been shot dead by suspected poachers. The officer was found dead with gunshot injuries. Umar Farouk, Manager of the Park confirmed the news to Starr News, but declined to give details due to ongoing Police investigations.... Read more
Government efforts at protecting environment is highest achievement
  The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) says the highest achievement of the Akufo-Addo-led government within the past one year, is its resolve to sustain the campaign to save Ghana’s water bodies and forest lands. “The government’s efforts and public education in protecting and saving our farmlands and water... Read more
U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers... Read more