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Scientists map 1.8 billion trees across Sahel and Sahara regions of West Africa using Artificial Intelligence

Scientists have mapped 1.8 billion individual tree canopies across millions of kilometres of the Sahel and Sahara regions of West Africa. It is the first time ever that trees have been mapped in detail over such a large area. So...

Sefwi Wiawso: Illegal chainsaw menace reduced by 80%

The Sefwi Wiawso District of the Forestry Commission has announced that the menace of illegal chainsaw operations has been reduced by 80 percent. The Outgoing Manager of Sefwi Wiawso Forest District, Nana Poku Bosompim, said this in an interview at...

These Stunningly Rare ‘Skeleton Flowers’ Turn Transparent When It Rains

Have you ever seen the beautiful skeleton flower? The white-petal woodland blossom is simply magical! On a rainy day, its feather-light and cotton-white petals turn glassy translucent, as though they are exposing an inner skeleton. These flowers, Diphylleia grayi, are found...

Let’s reduce Sea pollution- Prof Frimpong-Boateng

As the world mark's World Oceans Day, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has decried the human activities that adversely impact Ghana's marine and coastal resources. Such activities include indiscriminate disposal of waste, particularly plastics and...

Ghana joins the rest of the world to mark World Environment Day

Today is ‘World Environment Day'.  This is a day set aside by the United Nations to be celebrated annually on 5th June. It is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging, worldwide awareness and action for the protection...

Wiamoase “wonder” tree not an apple – Crop Scientists

Research Scientists from the Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), has said the “wonder” tree at Wiamoase is not of the apple family. According to them, the tree rather, had the characteristic...

GNCFC calls for intensive monitoring of coastal fishing areas

A National Executive Member of the Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council, GNCFC Joojo Solomon, has called for intensive monitoring of coastal areas, especially those bordering neighbouring countries, to prevent Ghanaian fishermen in other countries, from sneaking into the country. Mr....

Parts of the Ningo Prampram hit by water shortage

In the face of the growing spread of covid-19, parts of the Ningo Prampram Municipality which was hit by water shortage for months, has worsened, compelling residents to rely on untreated water from dugout ponds for their domestic use....

When will a coronavirus vaccine or drug be ready?

When will a corona vaccine be ready? How close are we to discovering a vaccine to immunise against the virus or a drug to cure COVID-19? These are questions that are keeping many scientists awake in laboratories throughout the...

Warning of virus threat to mountain gorillas

Conservationists are warning that Africa’s endangered mountain gorillas could be at risk from coronavirus. Congo’s Virunga National Park, home to about a third of the world’s mountain gorillas, is barring visitors. Rwanda is also suspending research activities and entrance to three...

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“You’re a competent, compassionate, visionary leader” – Volta Chief to President Akufo-Addo

The Paramount Chief of Afife and President of the Afife Traditional Council, Torgbui Adrakpanya VI, has described the President...

Mahama condemns partisan disbursement of COVID-19 relief fund

The presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress,(NDC), Mr John Dramani Mahama, has condemned the government’s selective and partisan disbursement of COVID-19 relief fund. Addressing...

NASA “scrapes” space dust from Bennu and sends it back to Earth

On Tuesday, October 20, 2020,  at 6:12 p.m. EDT (22:30 GMT)NASA will conduct one of the most daring missions in its 62-year history when...

2020 ballot sheet: NPP, NDC pick number 1 and 2 spots

The governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have picked the first and second spots respectively on the presidential...

Mfantseman: Widow files nomination with EC to replace Ekow Kwansah Hayford

The widow of the late Member of Parliament (MP) for Mfantseman, Mrs Ophelia Mensah Hayford has filed her nomination papers with the Electoral Commission...