Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

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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
National Sanitation Authority in the offing – Minister
Government has completed a draft policy to establish a National Sanitation Authority to regulate and lead the implementation of quality sanitation services to Ghanaians, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister of Water Resources and Sanitation, has said. He said the Authority would have a supporting Sanitation Fund that would... Read more
‘CSIR must help Ghana to realise the Ghana beyond Aid’
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a very important role to play in the realisation of the  “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda. “Our President is talking about Ghana beyond aid. In other words... Read more
Sierre Leone mudslide leaves hundreds lying ‘dead underneath the rubble’
  More than 300 people have been killed in a mudslide on the outskirts of Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown following heavy rains and flooding. Key points: Sierra Leone’s national broadcaster says death toll has risen above 300 Police and military personnel are continuing to search for missing people Red... Read more
In Kenya, fuel made from human faeces keeps the home fires burning
A Kenyan company has taken the mantra “waste not, want not” to unusual lengths by using human faeces to manufacture briquettes for use for use in cooking and heating. The fuel is made by workers from the Nakuru Water and Sanitation Services Company, who dry it, treat it in... Read more
Efforts to Contain the Armyworm Invasion in Ghana
Efforts to Contain the Armyworm Invasion in Ghana By Article by Gabriel Adukpo   IN the late 1990s, this writer ever watched a long line of caterpillars matching and devouring crops in a young maize farm. They lined up as if they were students who had returned from holidays... Read more