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…

Drought to hit South Africa’s 2018 wine harvest
 South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said . The winelands are mostly in the coastal Western Cape province which was declared a disaster area... Read more
MoFA introduces drought resistant, early maturing crop varieties
The Ministry of Food and Agriculture has introduced drought resistance and early maturing crop varieties to farmers in the Dormaa Central Municipality of Brong-Ahafo Region to help minimise the effect of climate change on farming activities in the area. Mr Munkaila Jawad, the Municipal Director of MoFA, said this... Read more
Somalia: Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People
Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since February in southern and central Somalia, the country’s health ministry has told Anadolu Agency. Abdullaahi Hashi Ali, the ministry’s director general, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview at least 407 people had lost their... Read more
Simple hand-pump borehole technology helps reverse the risks of drought and flood impacts in Northern Ghana
More than 10,000 inhabitants of 22 communities in Northern Ghana can now access potable water through the intervention by UNDP’s CREW project. (Photo credit: Stephen Kansuk/ UNDP in Ghana) Even though the number of people living in poverty has reduced in recent years, there remain significant gaps between rural... Read more
Africa:Thousands of hungry Somali refugees trek to Ethiopia to flee drought
Thousands of Somali refugees have trekked to Ethiopia to flee the devastating drought in their country. Already in the grip of instability and resurgent violence, Somalia is experiencing its worst drought in seven years. The vast majority of those fleeing come from the regions of Bay, Gedo and Middle... Read more
Four million Kenyans will need humanitarian relief next month, UNICEF estimates, in the worst drought so far this century. Researchers have found that in 2016 hot weather was made more likely by global warming, which worsened the effects of low rainfall. Kenya’s Met Office is forecasting depressed rainfall across much of the country again this rainy season, which... Read more