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…

Fear grips Ghanaians over rainstorm wrecks
Many Ghanaians residing in the Eastern region of Ghana have expressed fear ,the region may record worse devastating rainstorm and flood  wrecks this year should proactive early warning signals and mitigating measures are not put in place by authorities . Though,the Country is yet to enter into the major... 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
Foreign: Ohio House Passes Bill to Roll Back Renewable Energy Standards, Again
After Gov. John Kasich vetoed the last bill to weaken clean energy in the state, the Republican-led House tries again. Ohio’s Republican Gov. John Kasich has championed his state’s renewable energy standards, while Republican legislators try to roll them back. Credit: Getty Images Legislation that would undo a renewable... Read more
WASCAL committed to Providing innovative solutions to climate change and water related needs in Africa
The West African Science Services  Center on Climate Change , WASCAL, has pledged its commitment towards the fight against climate change by bridging climate change and water related needs with potential innovative solutions in Africa. In a three-day launch conference with partners from across Africa and Europe at the... Read more
GMET explains current heat in Ghana
The atmospheric heat currently experienced in the country, is the result of the sun’s present position, Mr Michael Padi, Senior Meteorologist at the Ghana Meteorological Agency has said. The sun has just crossed the equator from the Southern Hemisphere into the Northern Hemisphere,” which means the sun is now... 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
Africa:Angola floods kill at least 11, several reported missing
Torrential rains that caused flooding in northern parts of Angola between Tuesday afternoon and Thursday have killed at least 11 people, with several more reported missing. The floods also destroyed about 700 homes, with more than 5,000 properties swept away. The country’s capital Luanda has been badly affected after... Read more
Melting Arctic worsens Beijing’s pollution haze, study finds
The melting of the Arctic Ocean sea ice and the greater falls of snow in Siberia may be responsible for stagnant air conditions that cast a polluting haze over Beijing and the East China plains in January 2013, according to new research. Smoke from power stations, car exhausts and factory... 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
Climate change research receives major boost in Ghana.
The Study of Climate Change has received a major boost in Ghana following introduction of a two -year Master of Philosophy and Master of Science Degree in Climate Change and Natural Resources Management programme by the CSIR-College of Science and Technology (CCST) located in Accra. The Programme is tailored... Read more