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…

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
Ghana President ‘replies’ Chinese Ambassador over galamsey fight
The President of Ghana , Nana Akufo-Addo  has stated that, government will continue to enforce the laws of the country  in the fight against illegal mining  without diplomatic considerations ,however will ensure that diplomatic relationships  thrive . The President specifically made reference to the Concerns that government’s decision to... Read more
Illegal mining is affront to God -Prophet
  A renowned Prophet with Omega House Chapel -Assemblies of God Church in Koforidua in the Eastern region ,Prophet Albert Asihene Arjarquah has described the wanton destruction of the environment as affront against God,the creator of the universe . The man of God explained to Environmental News Agency (ENA)... Read more