Tie and dye waste disposal worrying- Volta CNC

  Mr Emmanuel Quao, the Volta Regional Director for the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has cautioned producers of tie and dye against indiscriminate disposal of waste water. He said the practice of disposing waste from the production of tie and dye into streams and open space posed environmental and…

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…

Meet Paul Coffie…who builds houses with bottles
  In Asanti Twi ‘toa’ literally means bottle. Therefore, Toa House rightly means bottle house. That is the innovative technology Paul Coffie is using to provide affordable housing for city dwellers. It is quite unbelievable to know, for the first time, that a house can be made of bottles,... Read more
Birim river restoring itself after galamsey fight but residents warn not to drink
  The heavily polluted  Birim River is gradually restoring itself to its normal ecological state four months after the fight against illegal mining in Ghana. Illegal Alluvia mining on Birim river  and release of mining waste into the  river over the years led to heavy metal pollution which turned... Read more
Each individual has a responsibility towards the environment – Dr. Zanetor Rawlings
  Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Korle Klottey Constituency, says each individual has a responsibility towards safeguarding the environment. She noted that the time had come for Ghanaians to realize that the environment was not just a separate entity, but an extension of each and... Read more
Ghana to host Africa Scientific Renaissance Day
The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, would host this year’s Africa Scientific Renaissance Day (ASRD) celebration from June 27 to 30. The ASRD is a day set aside by the African Union to remind all African governments... Read more
Enforce laws against foreigners who destroy Ghana’s environment- EPA
Mr Iddrisu Abu The Northern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Iddrisu Abu has called for more stringent punishment for foreigners who destroy the country’s environment. He said the problem of illegal mining has been compounded by the invasion of the country by foreign nationals who destroy the... Read more
Satellite Data to Map Endangered Monkey Populations on Earth
  By University of Leicester A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting. In a new article in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a... Read more
  Ghana hosts African Clean-Up Conference
    Ghana will host the rest of African countries in the upcoming African Clean-Up conference 2017.     The Conference will be held at Hans Cottage hotel ,Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana from July 7 to July 8,2017 .   African Clean-Up Conference is an... Read more
Reclaim abandoned mining pits -Forest Officer
  The Central regional director of the Forestry Commission ,Alex Dagbletey , is urging government to as a matter of urgency roll out reclamation programmes in the mining sites in the country to avert impending dangers . He explains that though government decision to halt illegal mining has yielded... Read more
EPA plants 1,000 trees to Combat Desertification
A total of 1,000 cassia and mahogany seedlings have been planted along the Black Volta River near Siiro community in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region. The planting of the seedlings was part of activities marking the 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in the... Read more
NGO launches programme to improve sanitation and hygiene
The Voice for Change (V4C) programme has been launched at Kasoa in the Awutu-Senya East Municipality of the Central Region with a call on the citizenry to ensure improved sanitation and hygiene in their communities. The V4C is an evidence-based advocacy programme being implemented by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)... Read more