Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

Academic Institutions in Ghana Must Produce Data Science Graduates
An Assistant Director, Centre of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, Prof. Kosi Delali Edoh, has stressed the need for academic institutions in Ghana to produce graduates in the area of Data Science. According to him, a lot of universities in the... Read more
Use of harmful chemicals for fish preservation harmful to consumers
    Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has warned fishmongers using Monosodium Glutamate to process expired fishes to halt the practice since it is harmful to human health. She said fishmongers use monosodium glutamate on expired fish especially tilapia to let it look... Read more
  Ghana hosts African Clean-Up Conference
    Ghana will host the rest of African countries in the upcoming African Clean-Up conference 2017.     The Conference will be held at Hans Cottage hotel ,Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana from July 7 to July 8,2017 .   African Clean-Up Conference is an... Read more
3 Togolese nabbed; 21 galamsey equipment destroyed at Amansie West Source
Some galamsey machines in Amansie West At least three people suspected to be Togolese have been arrested for engaging in illegal mining at Keniago Essienkyem in the Amansie West District of the Ashanti Region.The men were apprehended during an operation by a joint team of police from the Manso... Read more
Denkyira Obuase residents defy galamsey ban ,mining with impunity
      An investigation conducted by a non-governmental organization, Volunteers Against Environmental Degradation has revealed that galamsey is still ongoing at Upper Denkyira West District and its sorrounding communities including residents from Denkyira obuasi.   Denkyira Obuasi area has been in the news for bad reason month ago... Read more
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,... Read more
Reclaim abandoned mining pits -Forest Officer
  The Central regional director of the Forestry Commission ,Alex Dagbletey , is urging government to as a matter of urgency roll out reclamation programmes in the mining sites in the country to avert impending dangers . He explains that though government decision to halt illegal mining has yielded... Read more
Climate Change Effect : Blossom-End Rot hits tomato farms in Yilo Krobo
Tomato growers in the Yilo Krobo district of the Eastern region are losing almost all tomato fruits to blossom-end rot disorder  which has hit the district . Several tomato farms  have been affected by the disorder destroying the tomato fruits unabatedly . The situation has created despondency among tomato... Read more
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... Read more
EPA plants 1,000 trees to Combat Desertification
A total of 1,000 cassia and mahogany seedlings have been planted along the Black Volta River near Siiro community in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region. The planting of the seedlings was part of activities marking the 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in the... Read more