Institutions in Ghana seek $320 million to combat climate change

Institutions in Ghana seek $320 million to combat climate change

Mr Robert Mensah, an Economist with the Natural Resources, Environment and Climate Change Unit of the Ministry of Finance, has said institutions in Ghana were seeking to access 320 million dollars from the Green Climate Fund (GCF). He said the monies from the GCF would go into infrastructure and programmes to combat climate change and […]

Africa to suffer debilitating effect of climate change

Africa to suffer debilitating effect of climate change

More than 118 million people are expected to be exposed to drought, floods and extreme heat in Africa by 2030, due to climate change, says Dr Richard Gyimah, Chief Manager in-charge of Verification and Field Audit of the Forestry Commission. He said natural disasters had already affected over 460 million people and rendered more than […]

Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the globe

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 around the world? University of Washington […]

Tamale floods, a reminder of climate change impact

Tamale floods, a reminder of climate change impact

Dr Bob Offei Manteaw, Climate Adaptation and Resilience Specialist has urged Government to commit to Climate Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction by implementing policies and strategies that would build community resilience. He said Ghana should also take climate change and its associated disasters seriously. Dr Manteaw who is with the Africa Resilience Collaborative made the […]

Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana Water Company

Galamsey, pollution destroying water bodies in Ghana  Water Company

The imminent threat of Ghanas water resources running dry in a few years gets scarier by the day. Water treatment plants are being shut down one after the other almost every time, due to pollution, largely by the activities of illegal gold miners. The Head of Communications at the Ghana Water Company, Steve Mantey on […]

60% of Ghanas water bodies polluted Water Resources Commission

60% of Ghanas water bodies polluted  Water Resources Commission

About 60 per cent of Ghanas water bodies are polluted, with many in critical condition, the Water Resources Commission (WRC) has said. Mr. Ben Ampomah, Executive Secretary of the Commission at a workshop in Ho, said the polluted water bodies were mostly in the south-western parts of the country, where illegal mining activities (galamsey) were […]

New study reveals air pollution is claiming more lives in Ghana

New study reveals air pollution is claiming more lives in Ghana

More than 17,000 people in Ghana die annually as a result of exposure to air pollution, with children and women being the most affected victims, Mrs Gina McCarthy, a US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, had said. More numbers of allergies in both adults and children would also be recorded due to the high amounts […]

Act to stop increasing soil pollution by heavy metals SRI

Act to stop increasing soil pollution by heavy metals  SRI

The Soil Research Institute (SRI), of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has warned against increasing soil pollution through unsafe disposal of waste from auto mechanic workshops. It said the alarming trend of heavy metals discharge into the soil and water sources could have dire consequences cause great harm to the people. This […]

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