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…

Forestry Commission considers arming forestry guards to protect reserves
The forestry commission is considering arming its forest guards to protect them from armed attacks of illegal miners and illegal chainsaw operations. According to the commission, cartels in the illegal lumbering and galamsey business threatening to infiltrate the nation’s forest reserves always come armed with sophisticated weapons. Speaking to... Read more
Koforidua High Court grants bail to Chinese illegal miners ;confiscates passports
The Koforidua High Court has granted bail to  three Chinese Nationals and three Ghanaian accomplices arrested for illegally mining at Denkyira near Nkawkaw in the Eastern region. The Court has however ,Confiscated the passports of the Chinese nationals .The six suspects were granted bail of Ghc30,000 with two sureties... Read more
We’ll investigate soldiers protecting ‘galamseyers’ – Nitiwul
The Defence Minister, Dominic Nitiwul has instructed the Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Obed Akwa to immediately begin investigations into allegations of some military men protecting illegal gold mining concessions, especially in the Ashanti Region. He said his outfit will ensure that any military personnel caught to be... Read more
Africa to suffer debilitating effect of climate change
More than 118 million people are expected to be exposed to drought, floods and extreme heat in Africa by 2030, due to climate change, says Dr Richard Gyimah, Chief Manager in-charge of Verification and Field Audit of the Forestry Commission. He said natural disasters had already affected over 460... Read more
Ghana observes International Day for biodiversity
  Ghana on Monday joined the global community to observe the International Day for Biological Diversity (biodiversity) emphasising the need to protect the Atiwa Range Forest Reserve for posterity. A release issued on Monday and signed by Ms Patricia Appiagyei, the Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation,... Read more
‘Lone ranger’ Amewu can’t fight galamsey – James Agalga
A former deputy Interior Minister has said the fight against illegal mining known as galamsey will be successful if all Ghanaians are brought on board. James Agalga said there is the need for concerted effort from the Lands and Natural Resources Ministry, civil society organizations and the various ministries to... Read more
Russian galamseyers sought protection from Kumbour – MP
The foreigners who were arrested for engaging in illegal mining activities on Monday applied for protection under the former Minister of Defence, Ben Kumbour. The Member of Parliament for Manso Adubia, Yaw Frimpong who made this revelation on the Citi Breakfast Show said: “I have made enquiries from the former Minister... Read more
International Day for Biological Diversity 22 May
    Mammoth Hot Springs, in Yellowstone National Park, host thermophilic bacteria which color the travertine terraces (Wyoming, USA – 2007). UN Photo/EFP 2017 Theme: “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism” Diversity in species, ecosystems and landscapes attracts tourism and promotes economic growth.  In turn, a well-managed tourist sector can help... Read more
Denkyembour District Security Council to raid on defiant illegal Miners
  The Denkyembour District Security Council ,DISEC, has hinted plans raid on illegal gold miners still operating in the district despite the national ban on their activities .  The newly sworn -in District Chief Executive for the district ,Mohammed Hashim Abdullah ,tells ENA ,the district security Council chaired by... Read more
2/3rd of my friends who went into illegal gold mining are dead -DCE
  The District Chief Executive for Kwahu West in the Eastern region has made a  ghastly revelation that, 2/3rd of his friends who went into illegal mining have died . The DCE ,Hon.Yaw Owusu Addo ,using the revelation as case study to prove the life threatening dangers associated with... Read more