Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims

Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French nuclear…

At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

 At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined the…

Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers. The…

200 arrested for using DDT to fish
OVER TWO HUNDRED fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing activities, including fishing with Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane (DDT), were yesterday rounded up by their colleague fishermen and handed over to the police at Prampram. The illegal fishermen do not practise the accepted method of fishing as they use poisonous chemicals such as... Read more
Small Scale Miners form task-force to clampdown  illegal miners .
  The Ghana National  Association of Small Scale Miners has inaugurated a 20 -member Taskforce mandated to clampdown on illegal mining activities in the Anyinam mining zone under Oda mining district of the Eastern region . The task-force compose of members of Small Scale Miners Association, Security personnel and... Read more
  Two men were arrested on Tuesday morning in Tarlton, just outside Krugersdorp for the possession of suspected gold bearing material, and for illegal mining. The two men, aged 23 and 27, were arrested on a plot at an informal settlement in the town following a tip-off from a... Read more
Arrest those engaging children in mining – Child Rights Int’l
Child Rights International is calling for the arrest and prosecution of parents who engage their children in illegal mining. According to the organisation, its latest findings on child exploitation in mining communities point to an alarming increase in the engagement of children as labourers on mining concession sites with... Read more
Adina: Somey warlord backs gov’t action against salt mining firm
Awaklasuga Torgbui Sape Agbo V The warlord of Somey Traditional Area, Awaklasuga Torgbui Sape Agbo V, has said the area disassociates itself from recent comments by a supposed Paramount Chief of the area, Togbui Adama III, condemning the directives of the Lands and Natural Resources Minister for the foreign... Read more
Nine district mining officers interdicted – Amewu
Some nine district mining officers of the Minerals Commission have been interdicted by government after they were asked to proceed on an indefinite leave a week ago. The nine according to the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources looked on as illegal miners ravaged the lands and water bodies... Read more
Vietnam busts major wildlife trafficking ring
Police in Hanoi have arrested three alleged members of a wildlife trafficking ring and seized a large amount of illegal products, after tracking one of them for several years, according to media reports. The group was caught on April 27 carrying 33 kilograms (73 pounds) of rhino horn at Hanoi... Read more
Akufo-Addo cajoles galamseyers: Our interest is not to make you jobless
In his bid to water down the swelling dissent against his government, the President, Nana Akufo-Addo has assured miners that the crusade against galamsey is to create a win-win situation for them and the state. There is a nationwide campaign against illegal mining popularly referred to as galamsey following... Read more
21-year old boy drowns in Galamsey pit at Ejisu-Juaben
An abandoned galamsey site at Peminase in the Ejisu-Juaben in the Ashanti Region, has claimed the life of a 21 year old boy, Yaw Boakye. A cousin of the deceased who is the Assembly Member for the area, Owusu Asante Ahmed, said the deceased and his colleagues were working... Read more
West Africa:China’s appetite pushes fish stocks to brink
  Sergey Ponomarev/New York Times Women sold fish at a market in Joal, Senegal, where overfishing has caused stocks to plummet. By Andrew Jacobs New York Times JOAL, Senegal — Once upon a time, the seas teemed with mackerel, squid and sardines, and life was good. But now, on... Read more