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…

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Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study
OSLO (Reuters) – World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) more than previously projected by... Read more
  Lack of potable water  :300 boreholes ,50 small town water projects to be constructed
Over 300 boreholes and 50 Small Town Water Projects will be constructed next year across the country by government to help mitigate water stress in parts of the country forcing many Ghanaians to depend on heavily polluted river bodies . According to  Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) ,close to... Read more
Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign
President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers.... Read more
Al Gore: ‘I tried my best’ but Trump can’t be educated on climate change
At UN climate talks in Bonn, Gore is heading an unofficial group trying to stop climate change – in the face of scepticism from Trump administration officials Al Gore has accused Donald Trump of surrounding himself “with the absolute worst of climate deniers” and said he has given up... Read more
Youth should be more involved in climate change mitigation agenda
The Ghana Youth Alliance for Agenda 2030 (GYA-2030), a Non Governmental Organisation, has called for an increased education and awareness creation on climate change among the youth to enable them support efforts at mitigating the impact of climate change. They said the capacities of the youth should also be... Read more
Gas Explosion: Gov’t Will Be Tough – Bawumia
Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has given the strongest indication that the government will announce a new directive in the coming days to deal with the frequent gas explosions in Ghana. Speaking at the scene of a gas explosion at the Atomic Junction in the nation’s capital Accra Sunday,... Read more
Students charged to be ambassadors of environmental protection
  Mrs Jane Sabina Obeng, a Former Upper East Regional Director of Education, has charged students to be ambassadors of environmental protection, which is key to the survival of the next generation. She said: “When the last tree dies, the last human dies,” and charged the pupils to embark... Read more
Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Ghanaians should be properly educated on GMOs – Minister
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has urged the National Biosafety Authority (NBA) Board to educate the public on biotechnology and biosafety issues. This he said will help the public understand and embrace biotechnology as a better alternative to socio-economic advancement. He said such... Read more
Fight against illegal mining will be extended to illegal exploitation of all natural resources -Minister
The Eastern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) has held a  stakeholder forum on the fight against  illegal mining and the activities of operation Vanguard taskforce in the region . The forum was  attended by the REGSEC Members made up heads of security agencies .Also in attendance were Heads of Departments... Read more