Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Gmet denies rainstorm  forecast
  The Ghana Meteorological Agency,GMet,  has denied reports attributing to the agency forecasting a rainstorm  said to hit Ghana Thursday evening .The Publications in sections of the media have gone viral on social media creating fear and anxiety among the public resulting in some businesses closing earlier  than usual.... Read more
Plants can’t cover up fossil fuel damage
Arid areas such of the world, such as Chile’s Coquimbo region, are becoming greener as plants thrive on higher levels of carbon dioxide. Image: Santiago S.V. via Flickr Increased carbon dioxide being removed from the atmosphere by plants will not be enough to compensate for rising greenhouse gas emissions.... Read more
Ghana SHS appeals for installation of lightening arrester to mitigate lightening disaster in the school
Management of Koforidua  Ghana Senior High School ,GHANASS , in the Eastern of Ghana is appealing to government to install lightening arrester to mitigate disasters caused by lightening in the school. According to the school Authorities ,the location of the School ,is a lightning zone hence at high risk... Read more
CO2 levels heading back to days of dinosaurs
Scientists predict that continued burning of fossil fuels could return CO2 levels and temperatures to heights not seen in hundreds of millions of years. LONDON, 8 April, 2017 – If humans burn all the fossil fuels at their disposal – and this could happen in the next two centuries –... Read more
Rawlings lauds media coalition against galamsey
Former President Jerry John Rawlings in a group photograph with members of the Lions Club International at the ceremony. Former President J.J. Rawlings yesterday commended the media for establishing a coalition against galamsey to advocate the end of the menace in the country. “l am glad you are doing... Read more
Ghana woos investors for renewable energy production
The Ministry of Energy is optimistic of meeting its ambitious ten percent target of installed renewable energy capacity by 2020, with the completion of the relevant policy and regulatory framework. The move is also expected to drive down the high cost of power in the country.At present, renewable energy... Read more
Somalia: Drought, Cholera Kills Over 400 People
Over 400 people, including children, have died from drought and a cholera outbreak since February in southern and central Somalia, the country’s health ministry has told Anadolu Agency. Abdullaahi Hashi Ali, the ministry’s director general, told Anadolu Agency in an exclusive interview at least 407 people had lost their... Read more
1000 illegal miners  invade KweiKaru forest reserve in Ghana tracing  gold layer
  The Kweikaru Forest reserve in the Eastern region of Ghana is under siege by illegal miners mostly foreign nationals tracing a layer of gold . It is estimated that, about 1000 illegal miners have invaded the forest belt  prospecting for gold ostensibly to locate a major gold layer... Read more
First batch of Climate Change and Agriculture PHD students graduate
  The first batch of the Doctoral students who pursued WASCAL’s programme in Climate Change and Agriculture at Institut Polytechnique Rural de Formation et de Recherche Appliiquee de Katibougou (IPR/IFRA), Mali in collaboration with the University of Science and Technology, Mali and University of Cape Coast(UCC), Ghana have graduated.... Read more
Montreal Protocol marks a milestone with first ratification of Kigali Amendment
press release | Countries that ratify the Kigali Amendment commit to cut the production and consumption of powerful greenhouse gases hydrofluorocarbons by more than 80 percent over the next 30 years Reducing hydrofluorocarbons under the Kigali Amendment is expected to avoid up to 0.5° Celsius warming by the end... Read more