Fuel sale: Interdict BOST MD – Minority

The Minority in Parliament is calling for the interdiction of the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng, over the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Energy. According to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the transaction has led to a financial loss…

Frafraha residents fight EPA over ‘toxic’ rubber factory

Residents of Frafraha in Accra are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of compromising on their health after a plastic recycling factory was allowed to operate in the area without permit. The residents who live near the plastic manufacturing factory at north Frafraha say the toxic fumes from the factory…

Tie and dye waste disposal worrying- Volta CNC

  Mr Emmanuel Quao, the Volta Regional Director for the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has cautioned producers of tie and dye against indiscriminate disposal of waste water. He said the practice of disposing waste from the production of tie and dye into streams and open space posed environmental and…

NASA Prepares for Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse with Live Coverage, Safety Information
This image of the moon crossing in front of the sun was captured on Jan. 30, 2014, by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory observing an eclipse from its vantage point in space. Credits: NASA For the first time in 99 years, a total solar eclipse will occur across the entire... Read more
Five dead, 120 missing in landslide in Sichuan’s Maoxin
Up to 46 homes destroyed by boulders after collapse of mountain side due to heavy rains in Xinmo in Maoxin county. At least five people have been found dead and over 120 remain missing hours after a massive landslide buried a mountain village in southwest China. State media had... Read more
  Denkyira-Obuasi :Taskforce arrest 4 illegal miners, sets mining equipment ablaze
The Ashanti Regional Small Scale Miners Association taskforce has arrested four (4) illegal miners and destroyed several mining equipment at Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region. The Taskforce was set up by the Ghana Association of Small Scale Miners to support government to clamp down on the activities of illegal... Read more
Meet Paul Coffie…who builds houses with bottles
  In Asanti Twi ‘toa’ literally means bottle. Therefore, Toa House rightly means bottle house. That is the innovative technology Paul Coffie is using to provide affordable housing for city dwellers. It is quite unbelievable to know, for the first time, that a house can be made of bottles,... Read more
Birim river restoring itself after galamsey fight but residents warn not to drink
  The heavily polluted  Birim River is gradually restoring itself to its normal ecological state four months after the fight against illegal mining in Ghana. Illegal Alluvia mining on Birim river  and release of mining waste into the  river over the years led to heavy metal pollution which turned... Read more
Each individual has a responsibility towards the environment – Dr. Zanetor Rawlings
  Dr. Zanetor Rawlings, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Korle Klottey Constituency, says each individual has a responsibility towards safeguarding the environment. She noted that the time had come for Ghanaians to realize that the environment was not just a separate entity, but an extension of each and... Read more
Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey
  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies... Read more
Ghana to host Africa Scientific Renaissance Day
The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, would host this year’s Africa Scientific Renaissance Day (ASRD) celebration from June 27 to 30. The ASRD is a day set aside by the African Union to remind all African governments... Read more
Enforce laws against foreigners who destroy Ghana’s environment- EPA
Mr Iddrisu Abu The Northern Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency Iddrisu Abu has called for more stringent punishment for foreigners who destroy the country’s environment. He said the problem of illegal mining has been compounded by the invasion of the country by foreign nationals who destroy the... Read more
Satellite Data to Map Endangered Monkey Populations on Earth
  By University of Leicester A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting. In a new article in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a... Read more