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…

Farmers vow to resist mining in Noyam
Farmers of Noyem, an agriculture community in the Birim North District of the Eastern Region have risen to resist attempt to mine gold in the area by a mining firm identified as FGM Mining Company . The Concern Farmers of Noyem say they will use all means possible to... Read more
Press Release :World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit
Press release :  World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air, one-third of the world’s coastlines will be clean, and USD 18.6 billion of... Read more
Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine Adjudged Best Performer in Environmental Management
Newmont Ghana’s Akyem Mine, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited, has been recognised for demonstrating exceptional performance in environmental management at its operations. The company was adjudged Ghana’s Best Performer in Environmental Management at the fourth Ghana Mining Industry Awards organised by the Ghana Chamber of Mines. The Ghana Mining Industry... Read more
World Bank gives US$5.5 million in support of forest project
  Ghana’s effort at rolling back the increasing deforestation and forest degradation has received a huge boost with the launch of a five-year project targeting forest-rich communities in two regions – Western and Brong-Ahafo. The US$5.5 million project funded by the World Bank would be piloted in 51 communities... Read more
Ghana’s Wildlife officials careless over poaching of endangered pangolins ,others.
The Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission of Ghana is mandated by law to conserve and protect Wildlife species  in the country in general and manage protected areas in particular within representative ecological zones of the country. The Wildlife division is the statutory body  responsible for enforcing Wildlife Laws... Read more
Today is World Soil Day
Sprouting fava beans at FAO Headquarters. The seeds were planted to launch the International Year of Pulses. FAO/Claudia Nicolai According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and can help us meet the challenges of... Read more
Universal implementation of sustainable soil management critical to soil conservation, as world marks Soil Day December 5
Within the framework of the “Global Soil Partnership”, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has continued to advocate for the recognition of the importance of soils for achieving food and nutrition security. Soils have the vital importance across the world, being the basis for almost... Read more
Voltic reaffirms its Support to a Sustainable Environment
Voltic (GH) Limited has reaffirmed its commitment towards sustainable environment at the recently launched Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE). Voltic has over the years contributed towards managing plastic waste in Accra especially through the Evolve Community Recycling Programme (Evolve). Since its introduction, Evolve has facilitated the collection... Read more
  Angry Sissala East Youth forms Taskforce to fight illegal rosewood harvesting
The Youth of Sissala East District in the Upper West Region of Ghana have been compelled to form a taskforce to fight against the alarming illegal rosewood harvesting in the district following failure by government to stop the menace .   The taskforce  set up on Tuesday, with the... Read more
Forestry Commission destroys plantain farms in forest reserve,3 arrested
The Begoro District of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the Eastern Region, has confiscated two truck loads of Plantains , destroyed total of  over 100 acres of illegal plantain farms in Worobong South Forest Reserve during a special operation dubbed “operation farm destruction”. Also three (3) farmers have... Read more