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…

Gas
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
Moves to halt gas explosions…Refill at stations to be banned
Mr Hassan Tampuli – The acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Petroleum Authority  Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) outlets will no longer be allowed to refill cylinders at their plants under a comprehensive national policy aimed at halting gas explosions at gas filling outlets.Under the policy, soon to... Read more
Scores injured in Takoradi gas explosion
An unspecified number of persons have been fatally injured in a gas explosion at Takoradi in the Western region Tuesday morning. It is not immediately known what caused the explosion at the Ghonco Chinese company located on the Sekondi road. Onlookers who stood several meters away from the fire... Read more
Waste-to-energy: Fuel from Africa’s landfills This story is part of a special focus on South Africa and how it is shaping the future and paving the way for the rest of the continent. (CNN)What we may see as waste, others see as a resource. Clean Energy Africa is one... Read more
Ghana Gas seals deal with Chinese firm for major gas pipeline project
The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has signed a deal with Chinese multinational, Yantai Jereh Group, for the construction of an onshore 278 km natural gas pipeline from the Aboadze enclave in the Western Region to the power enclaves at Tema in the Greater Accra Region. The project agreement,... Read more
Bill to regulate gas industry in the offing
  The Ministry of Energy is currently in the process of developing a Gas Bill and intends to submit it to Parliament for approval, this year. The bill, when approved is expected to provide a transparent regulatory framework for the gas industry, and also address the infrastructure requirements of... Read more
W/R: GOIL commissions $15m marine Gas oil facility
Ghana Oil Company Limited (GOIL) has commissioned a 13.5 million litre bunkering facility at the Takoradi Port in the Western region. Speaking at the commissioning, the Board Chairman of GOIL, Professor William Asumani disclosed that the faculty, which cost 15 million dollars,  was solely funded by GOIL from its internally... Read more