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…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

Galamsey fight may hit a snag if EPA not resourced -EPA Boss
    The Environmental Protection Agency ,EPA, is forecasting  that,the  fight against illegal mining and other environmental challenges in Ghana may hit a snag if the Institution is not resourced with enough staff and logistics to effectively manage the environment . The Eastern regional Director  of EPA,Mr.Felix Addo-Okyireh told... Read more
Israel declares support for Ghana’s fight against galamsey
  The state of Israel is fully behind Ghana in the resurgent fight against illegal small-scale mining, its envoy to Accra has said. Ami Mehl says his country is ready to support Ghana in any capacity “to recover from environmental degradation” caused by illegal mining, popularly known as galamsey.... Read more
Central Region to be made cleanest in Ghana
Sanitation and Waste Management giant – Zoomlion Ghana Limited- has rolled out strategies to make the Central region the cleanest region in the country. The move,  according to the company’s Central regional head in charge of Environmental and Sanitation , Gideon Sogby , is to reposition the region as... Read more
Ghana ranked 130th out 180 countries in  environmental performance index
  Ghana has been ranked 130th out of 180 countries assessed worldwide in 2016 Environmental Performance Index (EPI) with average score of 58.89% Ghana performed poorly in  forest reserve with 27.29% score mark .The country also scored low in environmental health impact ,Water and Sanitation ,water resources and Fisheries... Read more
Environment Ministry gets 12-member advisory board
 The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has inaugurated a 12-member Advisory Board for the ministry and charged them to draw on their expertise to enhance the operations of the ministry.The board is expected to advise the sector minister on policies, planning and operational... Read more
Ultimatum to illegal miners in Ghana expires,gov’t announces next action
  The 21-day ultimatum for all illegal mining  activities to cease  in Ghana expires today, Wednesday .The government  is expected to announce the next line of action  which is likely to be deployment of  armed military and police combatants to the affected areas to deal with  recalcitrant illegal  miners... Read more
Illegal wildlife trafficking occurs in nearly 30 percent of world’s most protected areas
   A new WWF report published today urges for additional and immediate measures to halt the worrying trend in illegal trafficking for international trade of CITES-listed species in the world’s most ecologically important places, including World Heritage Sites. Known for their iconic beauty, geology, ecology and biodiversity, natural World... Read more
World Heritage Day 2017: what it is and why is it important?
Seiganto-ji Temple and Nachi Falls – a World Heritage site (Picture: JTB Photo/UIG/Getty Images) World Heritage Day, celebrating international monuments and sites, is on April 18. The event is marked globally, and each year there’s a theme – this year it’s sustainable tourism. It’s been chosen to tie in with... Read more
‘Government is not against small-scale mining’ – Minister of Lands
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, says government is not against small scale mining, but is rather against illegal mining that continues to destroy the environment. “The New Patriotic Party government is not anti-mining. We are a government that believes in partnership with private sector,... Read more
Senior Programmes Officer of NUFFIC Lauds UCC for Promoting Water and Sanitation
A Senior Programmes Officer of Nuffic, Mrs. Marieke Nieuwendijk, has commended UCC’s commitment towards promoting Water and Sanitation as an academic programme in the University. She lauded the University for implementing new teaching methods, developing new curricula and embarking on staff development to strengthen the University’s capacity to offer... Read more