EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

Council of State urged to Counsel  President to ban mining
The overlord of Akyem Abuakwa state ,Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has proposed to the Council of state to recommend to the President  to temporary place a total ban on small-scale and illegal mining in the country . According to the Okyenhene ,the current approach is not a good panacea... Read more
Anyone who impugn my name in galamsey will have to meet us in court-Livid Okyenhene warns
The Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin, has threatened to sue any individual or institution that mentions his name in any galamsey discussion. The warning comes on the back of a BNI report that fingered the paramount chief in the illegal mining trade. Addressing members of the Council of State,... Read more
Council of State visits galamsey sites
 Members of the Council of State will today embark on a working visit to some mining sites in the Eastern region to assess the destruction of lands and water bodies as a result of illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. The advisory body wants to obtain firsthand information in... Read more
Trial of three Chinese illegal miners :Prosecution asked to get interpreter
The Koforidua Circuit Court B in the Eastern region of Ghana has adjourned to May 23,2017 for trial to begin in a case involving three Chinese nationals and three Ghanaian illegal miners arrested at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region . The Court has also asked Prosecution to... Read more
UNESCO boss backs Rwanda’s quest to include Genocide memorials on World Heritage list
  UNESCO chief Bokova tours Kigali memorial yesterday. (Photos by Nadege Imbabazi.)   There is need for selected Genocide memorials in Rwanda to be included on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, to educate the world about the country’s history which can help prevent similar atrocities worldwide. The... Read more
I lost my job because of Aisha the Galamsey Queen – Radio Presenter
Kumasi-based Radio Presenter, Oheneba Nana Asiedu has alleged the infamous case of Asia Huang resulted in a hostile collision between him and top Police officer who forced his employers to get him sacked. According to him, the embattled Chinese migrant involved in illegal mining was for a... Read more
Plans to split Savannah Ecological Zone finalised but expert says it will retard dev’t
The SADA zone Government says it has finalised plans to split the Northern Savannah Ecological Zone into two but an architect of the development of the zone has expressed fears the move would retard the development plan of the area. The Savannah Ecological Zone currently covers 54.4 per cent... Read more
PDAC Forum on Innovation and Sustainability in the Mining Sector
  OVERVIEW This year’s sustainability forum discussed the critical role that innovation will play in the mining sector to help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Some 150 representatives from government, industry, civil society and academia gathered for an engaging discussion the day before the official opening of the... Read more
Government wants Foreign Missions to support fight against galamsey
Government has called on all African foreign Missions in Ghana to support the fight against illegal mining, known as galamsey, to save Ghana from the current environmental destruction. The missions are also being urged to educate their citizens who wish to engage in the mining business in the country... Read more
Okyenhene not a galamseyer – Amewu
The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources has defended the Okyenhene following reports that his Palace has been cited in a Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) report to be engaging in illegal mining. Some prominent chiefs and politicians including an MP B.T Baba have been mentioned as powerful names... Read more