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…

RIPS and EPA host Post-COP23 colloquium
A post-UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change has been organised in Accra to sensitise key stakeholders on emerging issues from the Conference held in Bonn, Germany in November. The event, also attended by policymakers and key public officials, was hosted by the Regional Institute for Population Studies... Read more
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
Philippines Become Global Hotspot for Environmental Murders
Cuneta Avenue, Pasay City. Photo: Alecs Ongcal, Facebook EL NIDO, Philippines (AFP) – Environmental activists are being killed in record numbers around the world, with the corruption-plagued Philippines one of the most dangerous countries, according to watchdog Global Witness. At least 200 community activists, NGO workers and other civilians... Read more
Press Release :World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit
Press release :  World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air, one-third of the world’s coastlines will be clean, and USD 18.6 billion of... Read more
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... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard puts seven illegal miners possesing explosives in court
Seven illegal miners have been put before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ for engaging in illegal mining in Nyafomang Forest Reserve in the Birim North District of the Eastern region . The accused persons are AKwasi Suley ,Salifu Zungudana ,Tsanor Victor, Narh Stephen ,Samuel Boafo,Okyere Prince and Nicholas Asokora... Read more
Police destroy galamsey machines on Black Volta
 The police in Upper West have burnt three chanfan machines and other accessories of illegal mining on the banks of the Black Volta in the Lawra District after operators abandoned the machines at the sight of the security men. This followed an exercise at the region’s most famous illegal... Read more
Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study
OSLO (Reuters) – World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) more than previously projected by... Read more
Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine Adjudged Best Performer in Environmental Management
Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited, has been recognised for demonstrating exceptional performance in environmental management at its operations. The company was adjudged Ghana’s Best Performer in Environmental Management at the fourth Ghana Mining Industry Awards organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines. The Ghana Mining Industry... Read more
World Bank gives US$5.5 million in support of forest project
  Ghana’s effort at rolling back the increasing deforestation and forest degradation has received a huge boost with the launch of a five-year project targeting forest-rich communities in two regions – Western and Brong-Ahafo. The US$5.5 million project funded by the World Bank would be piloted in 51 communities... Read more