Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

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…

Malaria ,Cholera threaten residents  due to open dumping
Residents of Amanfrom New Akusu  are likely to be strike by malaria  and cholera outbreak due to open dumping in the densely populated area of the Ashanti Region . The rains has worsened the plight of the people decomposition takes place at faster rate emitting strong odour and producing... Read more
Weija Dam spillage floods communities
  Some buildings submerged in the water at Oblogo. Picture: Caroline Boateng  Residents of Oblogo and Tetegu, communities along the Weija Dam, are virtually surrounded by water but they continue to live normally, three months after the Ghana Water Company Ltd (GWCL) started spilling excess water from the dam.... Read more
CropLife Ghana raises awareness about counterfeit agrochemicals
Mr. William Kotey, President of CropLife Ghana making a presentation CropLife Ghana, in collaboration with the Chemical Control Management Centre (CCMC) of EPA and Plant Quarantine Officers of MoFA/PPRSD, has organized a one-day anti-counterfeiting sensitization workshop for agrochemical dealers and importers. The workshop which was held in Kumasi, the... Read more
Koforidua residents dislodge Sewage into gutters during rainfall
Some residents in Koforidua ,the Eastern regional Capital have resorted to dislodging sewage into drainage whenever it rains . Some houses have connected sewerage to open gutters to dislodge blackwater into the gutters particularly when raining. The phenomenon is likely to  cause cholera outbreak should City authorities fail to... Read more
Kpone Barrier: Residents want buildings on water ways demolished
Residents of Kpone barrier in the Greater Accra Region have called on Kpone Katanmanso District Assembly to demolish all buildings sited in water courses to prevent perennial flooding. According to them, the Assembly had slept on its responsibilities for far too long resulting in a situation where individuals take... Read more
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... Read more
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