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…

Tropenbos holds forum on Sustainable Charcoal Production
  Tropenbos International Ghana, a Forestry -oriented  non-profit organization has organized a forum at Kintampo in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana  on Sustainable charcoal production as part of the Ax Project, which was being implemented in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), University of... Read more
Upgrade Cape Three Point Forest into National Park -Env.Researchers
Environmental Researchers have recommended to government to upgrade Cape Three Point Forest Reserve from a Conservation status  into a National Park. The Cape Three Points Forest Reserve in the Ahanta West District in the Western Region, considered to be a Globally Significant Biodiversity Area (GSBA), has been under serious... Read more
Pay our allowances now – Youth in Afforestation workers demand
Some workers of the Youth in Afforestation model of the Youth Employment Agency (YEA), have given the government and the Forestry Commission, till the end of this month to release their accumulated allowances else they will embark on a  strike. The workers, who say they haven’t received payment for... Read more
New study reveals global drivers deforestation
Recent advances in satellite-based forest monitoring technology have helped conservationists locate where deforestation may be happening. However, limitations in knowing the causes behind canopy loss have hindered efforts to stop it. A new study released this week provides a step forward toward this goal, identifying the major drivers of... Read more
54 African Environment Ministers meet at Kenya
African environment ministers are expected  to meet in Kenya’s capital Nairobi from Monday to deliberate on strategies, plans and investments required to implement innovative environmental solutions. According to the UN Environment ,the seventh special session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment which kicks off on Sept. 17... Read more
Atewa Forest as National Park:The Double Standard of Okyeman Council and Okyenhene
The seeming retreat of the Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and sudden silent of Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin on the ruling New Patriotic Party government intention leverage bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest Reserve for mining sparks of double Standard.    The Akyem Abuakwa Traditional Council and Okyenhene Osagyefo... Read more
Norwegian Agency partners Tropenbos and AROCHA to develope Land Use Policy for sustainable dev’t
  The Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation (NORAD) is lending support to the Ghana Government to step up the governance of its natural resources by funding two non-governmental organisations working in the forestry sector; Tropenbos Ghana and A Rocha Ghana, to generate empirical information that will feed into the... Read more
Environmental experts assemble at Presbyterian University over Sustainable Development
  Environmentalists have charged government to adopt sustainable approach in the use of natural resources to meet current socio-economic needs of the country to avert depletion to the detriment of the future generation. These were suggested when the Faculty of Development Studies of the Presbyterian University College held its maiden National... Read more
Chief goes wild over resurfacing of galamsey
The Chief of Akyem Nsutam in the Fanteakwa south district of the Eastern Region, Osabarima Baafi Sarpong Kumakuma has blast the Inter-Ministerial Committee Against Galamsey for looking on unconcerned over return of illegal mining in parts of the Eastern region. Addressing the media ,the chief accused some faceless individuals... Read more
On the $2 billion Sinohydro infrastructure for bauxite barter facility: what the facts are-Dr. Gideon Boako writes
    So i have been reading and hearing some analyses which are not just misleading but also very inaccurate. Never was it part of the narrative last year after the China trip that government was seeking to enter into a $15 or $20 billion joint venture agreement only... Read more