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…

  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
Indonesia smugglers stuffed exotic birds in pipes: police
  There is large-scale illegal trading of birds in Indonesia, which sees them sold in giant avian markets in the country’s major cities, or smuggled abroad Smugglers who allegedly stuffed 125 exotic birds into drain pipes have been arrested in Indonesia, officials said Thursday, as part of a bid... Read more
Enforce Wildlife Laws to protect primates in Ghana -Dr.Wiafe
The closest living biological relatives to humans, Apes, Lemur, Monkeys and other Primate Species in Ghana are threatened with extinction due to uncontrolled human activities such as poaching and habitat destruction through deforestation. Ghana has already lost red colobus Monkeys, one of the Primate Species with the rest critically... Read more
Madagascar environmental activist convicted, sentenced — and paroled
At a community meeting on September 27, a farmer named Raleva asked to see the permits of a gold mining company trying to restart work in his village in southeast Madagascar. He was arrested and held in prison for about one month. On October 26, a judge sentenced him... Read more
Illegal Miner Grabs ‘Balls’ Of Operation Vanguard Member
A member of the Operation Vanguard team operating in the Eastern region had his manhood grabbed and violently pulled by an illegal miner who was part of a gang mining on a river in the Akyem enclave. The illegal Miner, Totimeh Sylvester, allegedly grabbed and pulled balls of the... Read more
Ban on small-scale mining will be extended – Amewu
Indications are that the ban on small-scale mining meant to sanitize the mining industry and curb illegal mining will be extended. The initial six-month ban was set to end in October 2017, but the Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu, has said the extension of the ban is... Read more
Govt declares RED ALERT on illegal fishing
      Mr Yaw Osafo-Maafo, the Senior Minister at the Presidency, on Wednesday, said the Government by an Executive Fiat, has declared a : “RED ALERT,” in all forms of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing methods in Ghana. He said the relevant law enforcement agencies were, therefore, enjoined... Read more
Court fines 4 illegal miners ghc57,600 in default serve 96 months jail
The Asamankese Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Ayitey Armah Tetteh  has convicted four illegal miners dying of hunger to a total fine of Ghs57,600  in default serve  96 months jail term. The convicts  are;Sampson Kwabena Brobey-29 years,Oscar Amoako-22 years,Issac Yaw Twum-43 years and Solomon Aidoo-31 years. The... Read more
   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
29 African illegal miners fined Ghc15,690,000 in default serve 139 prison sentence
The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’  Presided over by Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei has convicted 29 illegal miners mostly foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve to a total fine of Ghc15,690 ,000 in default serve  139 years. Three of the convicts who are Ghanaians were convicted  to a... Read more