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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Renewable Energy is the new paradigm – VRA Chairman
The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Awotwi, has led a delegation of stakeholders in the energy and cocoa sectors to inspect a solar facility implemented by cocoa processors, Cargill Ghana Limited. The entourage included the Chairman of HFC Bank (Gh) Ltd, Mr. Charles Zwennes,... Read more
China confiscates 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales in the country’s biggest seizure
The latest stockpile of scales was likely taken from between 20,000 to 30,000 slaughtered pangolins. Nearly 12 tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales have been confiscated by Chinese officials — the country’s largest-ever seizure of the endangered mammal’s prized parts as it seeks to curb illegal trafficking. The pangolin, whose... Read more
Sustainable climate change adaptation lies in the hands of the youth – ASSAR
The Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) Africa-team Project has come out with activities to enhance climate change adaptation in the Upper West region and Koutiala in Mali as its way of giving back to society. The activities include; Schools Competition on climate change adaptation, Smart Water Management... Read more
Space Technology the surest way to conserve the Environment -Experts
Professor Jimmy Adegoke, acting Executive Director of West Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adopted Land (WASCAL), has called for increased investment in space science technology by developing countries. He said the benefits to be derived were enormous, adding that, data generated through space science could for example... Read more
From the Everglades to Kilimanjaro, climate change is destroying world wonders
Number of natural world heritage sites at serious risk from global warming has doubled in three years, says the IUCN, including the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular karst caves in Europe From the Everglades in the US to the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, climate change is destroying the... Read more
Integrate the Environment into Development planining -A Rocha tells MDAs
  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) have been urged to integrate  environmental related issues into both short term and long term development planning programs for a sustainable Development . A-Rocha Ghana, a civil society organization focused on the protection of the environment is embarking on a sensitization exercise... Read more
Blame Human for degradation of the Environment -Minister
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister, has said human action has led to the degradation of the environment and the perennial drying of rivers and streams in our communities. Alhaji Alhassan said this during a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) workshop held in Wa on the development of Integrated... Read more
Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the globe 
Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters... Read more
Southern Ghana to experience rains in the latter part of September
The middle and coastal areas of the country are expected to experience this year’s minor rainy season around the latter part of September. Northern Ghana, on the other hand, is still experiencing its rainy season, which is expected to taper off during the early part of October. Mr Tetteh... Read more
An Encounter with White-nape mangabey in the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve
  It is a beautiful sight to behold the thick forest of Cape Three Point with its stratified canopies, you immediately feel the warmth greeting you as you make an entrance.   Sounds so comforting and sometimes scary like that of a horror movie could be heard from different... Read more