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…

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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
Clean Cooking system can work in Ghana
  The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects... Read more
Atiwa bauxite can be explored without harming Birim – Osafo Maafo
The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has downplayed degradation concerns with the Atiwa rainforest reserve in Kyebi, stemming from Ghana’s decision to leverage bauxite deposits on a deal with China, that could see $15 billion pumped into the economy. Critics have warned that the deal to exploit the about-$460 billion worth of bauxite... Read more
Image captionMichael Bloomberg: “Americans don’t need Washington to meet our Paris commitments” The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. He argued this could be done “through partnerships among... Read more
Air pollution can cut solar panel efficiency
A new study has disturbing news for India’s solar power industry. It claims that dust and particulate matter (often a by-product of diesel engines) can reduce solar panel efficiency by 17 percent to 25 percent. Half this reduction comes from dust and particles deposited on the surface of solar panels... Read more
‘We can save life on Earth’: study reveals how to stop mass extinction
by Morgan Erickson-Davis A global biodiversity analysis shows which areas are most in need of conservation and urges protection of half the planet’s terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers analyzed 846 regional ecosystem types in 14 biomes in respect to the “Nature Needs Half” scientific concept that states proper functioning of an... Read more
Chiefs can’t stop galamsey – Okyenhene
It will be very difficult for any chief in Ghana to stop illegal mining commonly referred to in Ghana as galamsey. This according to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. According to the chief, the fight is beyond traditional rulers because they do not have the power which lies... Read more
The fight against open defecation: can it be won?
 Ghana has been ranked as second after Sudan in Africa, in open defecation with 19 per cent of the country’s population resorting to sanitation practices deemed the riskiest of all. As a result, the country spends about $79 million and more yearly on the control of open defecation, which... Read more