Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Environmentalists oppose gov’t plan to mine bauxite  in Atewa Forest Reserve
The government of Ghana may face stiff opposition from Environmentalists over plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest reserve which is a high forest zone in the Country. Some Environmentalists have vowed to oppose the intended move by government due to the importance of the Atewa Forest... Read more
Ghana discovers coral reef 400 meters deep waters
Ghana has discovered Coral Reef in about 400meters deep waters close to Marine borders of Côte D’ivoire in the Western part of the country. Work on the discovery of the reef started in  2012. According to the EPA ,the Coral reef found is similar to that of the Norway... Read more
Three arrested for trafficking 159 ivory tusks
The tusks were stocked in a metallic seal and concealed in the back booth of a car. Said to have been transited from the town of Djoum in the South Region of Cameroon, the suspects disclosed they were taking the tusks to the north of the country. The tusks... Read more
Sir John appointed CEO of Forestry Commission but Environmentalists remain skeptical
A former General Secretary of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer  of the Ghana Forestry Commission.Owusu Afriyie, popularly known as ‘Sir John’, is succeeding  Mr. Samuel Afari Dartey as CEO of the Commission.However ,some environmentalists in the country are... Read more
Achimota Forest shouldn’t be turned into Eco Park – Prof. Frimpong-Boateng
Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI)has suggested that the Achimota Forest should remain as a forest reserve and not be turned into an Eco Park. He said the country would not derive enough environmental benefits from the Eco Park project, “rather it is... Read more
Ghana  secures €205,007,680 from export of Timber and wood products
Ghana secured € 205,007,680.38  from the export of 362,343.033m3 volume of Timber and  Wood Products from January to November,2016,depicting comparative increase of of 22.87% in value and 10.71% in Volume recorded same period in  2015 which a total of €166,849,179.78  was obtained from the export of timber and wood... Read more
 EPA wants to be resourced to effectively protect Ghana’s Environment
  THE ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Agency (EPA) wants government to resource the agency financially and in terms of human resource and logistics to enable it combat the rampant destruction of the environment . According to the agency, the current state of destruction would become  a national disaster if not aggressively addressed... Read more