Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

CSOs commit to fighting against illegal rosewood logging
The 8th Baobab Market session has been held in Tamale with a commitment by members to intensify their advocacy to stop the indiscriminate felling of and exportation of rosewood from the country. Members, therefore, have constituted a committee to lead the advocacy activities by engaging with stakeholders at community... Read more
Ghana’s President Reappointed Co-Chair Of Eminent Group Of Advocates For UN SDGs
  The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been re-appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, to serve as Co-Chair of the Eminent Group of Sustainable Development Goals Advocates for an additional two years. It will be recalled that President Akufo-Addo was... Read more
Ghana ,Ecuador sign memoire on Forest Development
The Governments of Ghana and Ecuador have signed an Aide Memoire (agreement) expressing interest to cooperate on environmental protection, with focus on forestry development. A statement from United Nations Development Programme ((UNDP) said the signing took place in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, during a South-South Knowledge Exchange which... Read more
2019 fishing closed season will be enforced at all cost -Fisheries Commission
Ghana has adequate laws for the management of marine fishery resources but the full commitment of all stakeholders is required to enforce them to achieve  the expected benefits. Mr Daniel Awuku Nyanteh, Western Regional Chief Fisheries Research Assistant of the Fisheries Commission (FC), has stated. “We have several laws... Read more
Ayensuano NADMO launches Disaster week
The Ayensuano District of the National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) on Monday October 8,2018 launched this year’s  Disaster week at Kuano with a mini float participated by Staff of NADMO and representatives of Disaster Volunteer Groups (DVGs) in the District. The float which started from Sowatey and ended at... Read more
Forestry Boss proposes shoot to kill approach to tackle alarming illegal logging in Ghana
The Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has threatened his outfit will from now onwards use callous  approach in fighting illegal logging and illegal chainsawing in Ghana’s forest reserves particularly  the Sefwi area. He said ,the Commission is in talks with the military High Command to... Read more
Youth in Afforestation beneficiaries on sit down strike
Beneficiaries of the Youth in Afforestation  are beginning a sit-down strike today Monday, October, 08, 2018 to register their displeasure over delays in payment of their accumulated allowances. The beneficiaries numbering about 2000 have reportedly not been paid their allowances from May this year. On Monday, 13th August, 2018, at the... Read more
Two groups clash over deforestation and Charcoal production
Two opposing  youth groups in Damango in the yet to be established Savanna Region have clashed  over  deforestation leading to one person sustaining  cutlass wounds. Tensions had been spreading in the town after a group of young men in a communal service formed a coalition to clampdown on illegal... Read more
Forests: A natural solution to climate change, crucial for a sustainable future
UN-REDD Programme José Graziano da Silva, FAO Director-General Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Erik Solheim, Head of UN Environment Throughout history, times of crisis have yielded extraordinary innovation and social cooperation. Not only has this been essential for conquering many seemingly insurmountable challenges, but it has also shown one of... Read more
President of Ghana has charged African leaders to rise up against Environmental degradation
    The President of Ghana,Akufo Addo has charged African leaders to make concerted efforts to fight environmental degradation in all forms to ensure sustainable development.   Delivering his remarks at  the Rebranding Africa Forum  on the theme , “Challenges and Opportunities of the Green Economy in Africa”,at Ouagadougou, Burkina... Read more