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 in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

When Pleasure and Fear Meet at Ecotourism Site
Article by Mr.Gabriel Adukpo   LOUD, shrill noises from female students filled the air that afternoon. One of them burst into a popular gospel song: “Under the canopy of God……….My Saviour will come to lift me up”. It was one Friday in May when I alighted at the Bunso... Read more
Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... Read more
Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57
Firefighters work to put out a forest fire near Bouca, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/RAFAEL MARCHANTE (Reuters) – A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
NGO launches programme to improve sanitation and hygiene
The Voice for Change (V4C) programme has been launched at Kasoa in the Awutu-Senya East Municipality of the Central Region with a call on the citizenry to ensure improved sanitation and hygiene in their communities. The V4C is an evidence-based advocacy programme being implemented by SNV (Netherlands Development Organization)... Read more
Ho flooded ,one killed
A 5-year-old boy has be found in flood  waters, in the Volta regional capital of Ghana,Ho. This was after 2-hours of heavy downpour  Friday afternoon  which flooded parts of regional capital. The boy, identified as Nicholas Attah, was retrieved in one of  the open drainage facilities near the Ho... Read more
Trump’s coal plan sends U.S. energy “back to the past”: Vatican
U.S. President Donald Trump is sending U.S. energy production “back to the past” with disastrous decisions to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement and to promote the coal industry, a senior Vatican official said on Friday. Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, said Pope... Read more
Army worm invasion ;we were taken by surprise – MOFA
The Upper  West Regional directorate of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture has fessed -up that it was taken by surprise by the invasion of the fall army worms in the region. The Upper West Regional Plant Protection officer of MOFA Mohammed Ahmed Sibawey said, the region was ill... Read more
May 2017 was second-warmest May on record-NASA
From NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies A global map of the May 2017 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly shows that the extreme warmth that affected parts of the northern hemisphere — Siberia in particular — in prior months has partially abated. View larger image. May 2017 was the... Read more
Show much interest in climate change -GII tells media
    The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) the local chapter of Transparency International has called on the media to show much interest in climate change issues as much as they have shown in the Galamsey menace since climate change is another serious timed bomb awaiting to explode in the... Read more