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…

Scientists meet in Koforidua to find Solution to the galamsey menace
  The Ghana Science Association ,GSA, is meeting in Koforidua to find solution to the illegal gold mining menace popularly known as galamsey .   The 30th Biennial Conference is on the theme :’ The Galamsey Menace: The Role of Science,Technology and Innovation for sustainable Development’.   Addressing the... Read more
Meet Paul Coffie…who builds houses with bottles
  In Asanti Twi ‘toa’ literally means bottle. Therefore, Toa House rightly means bottle house. That is the innovative technology Paul Coffie is using to provide affordable housing for city dwellers. It is quite unbelievable to know, for the first time, that a house can be made of bottles,... Read more
When Pleasure and Fear Meet at Ecotourism Site
Article by Mr.Gabriel Adukpo   LOUD, shrill noises from female students filled the air that afternoon. One of them burst into a popular gospel song: “Under the canopy of God……….My Saviour will come to lift me up”. It was one Friday in May when I alighted at the Bunso... Read more
Anyone who impugn my name in galamsey will have to meet us in court-Livid Okyenhene warns
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has threatened to sue any individual or institution that mentions his name in any galamsey discussion. The warning comes on the back of a BNI report that fingered the paramount chief in the illegal mining trade. Addressing members of the Council of State,... Read more
Trump advisers to meet Tuesday to discuss Paris climate agreement
The Eiffel tower is illuminated in green with the words ”Paris Agreement is Done”, to celebrate the Paris U.N. COP21 Climate Change agreement in Paris, France, November 4, 2016. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen/File Photo President Donald Trump’s top advisers will meet on Tuesday to discuss whether to recommend that he withdraw... Read more
Africa: ‘Radical’ Increases Needed in Water and Sanitation Systems to Meet Global Development Targets – UN Report
   As almost two billion people around the world rely on sources of drinking-water contaminated with faeces, the United Nations has called on countries to “radically” increase investments in water and sanitation infrastructure not only to protect their populations from deadly diseases but also to ensure that they are... Read more