Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Expect more rains – Meteo warns Source
File photo: Rainstorm The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) has warned, the country could be experiencing heavy rains from now till the end of July. The country has been experiencing heavy rains with strong winds causing destruction to life and properties. Heavy storms in the mornings coupled with raging tides... Read more
Residents rendered homeless as parts of Takoradi flood
Scores of residents in Takoradi in the Western region have been rendered homeless following a heavy downpour on Monday. The rains have also disrupted healthcare delivery as some hospitals in the region have been heavily flooded. Displaced residents are putting up with friends and other relations with properties running... Read more
191 homes affected in Shama tidal waves disaster
At least 191 homes in Shama, Western Region, were affected in Sunday’s deadly tidal waves which affected many parts of Ghana’s coast. Out of the 191, a total of 12 homes were completely submerged, Metropolitan Chief Executive of Shama Joseph Amoah confirmed to Joy News, Monday. He said two... Read more
FAO releases new tool to track water productivity in agriculture   
Organisation (FAO), has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity, by measuring how the resource is efficiently used in agriculture. The WaPOR open-access database has gone live, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing... Read more
Tidal waves kill Fisherman in Cape Coast
  Kofi Mensah, a 52- year- old Fisherman was killed by strong tidal waves that swept along the coastal lines in the Cape Coast Metropolis on Saturday, June 10. The waves also destroyed more than 16 fishing boats and nets, outboard motors and other valuable fishing equipment belonging to... Read more
Solar tower power is on the rise
The PS10 solar power tower, part of a commercial power station. Image: afloresm via Wikimedia Commons   Solar generation systems can now produce electricity and store it for hours, using solar tower power without any need for batteries. LONDON, 11 June, 2017 – The massive expansion of solar panels... Read more
Climate Change effect;Fishing Community submerged in Ketu South.
Blekusu, a fishing community in the Ketu South municipality of Volta region has been submerged by sea water on Sunday. Strong tides from the sea broke banks in the early hours of Sunday, flooding homes and displaying hundreds of residents in the community situated between the sea and lagoon.... Read more
CERPA,AfEI roll out “One Child ,One Tree Project”
As part of the fight against Climate Change, the Centre for Environmental Research and Policy Analysis (CERPA), in Partnership with  Alliance for Environmental Intervention (AfEI) have commenced a climate smart  conservation  project dubbed  “One Child, One Tree” . The project is being implemented in collaboration with the  Environmental Protection... Read more
Germany, California to tackle climate change together
FILE PHOTO – California Governor Jerry Brown attends International Forum on Electric Vehicle Pilot Cities and Industrial Development in Beijing, China June 6, 2017. (Reuters) – Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris... Read more
President Akufo Addo  advocates for stiffer sanctions against illegal fishing
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has strongly advocated for enhanced international co-operation for effective monitoring, and a severe sanctions regime to address the problem of illegal and unregulated fishing. With West Africa having one of the world’s most productive fishing grounds, which attract commercial vessels... Read more