EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

AMA shuts down six ‘illegal’ landfill sites
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has shut down six illegal landfill sites in the Accra Metropolis. The six include a huge site on the Mortuary Road, behind the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Other landfill sites within the Glefe, Okponglo, Adedenkpo, Tunga and Mallam Market areas have also been... Read more
Expect more rains – Meteo warns Source
File photo: Rainstorm The Ghana Meteorological Agency (GMET) has warned, the country could be experiencing heavy rains from now till the end of July. The country has been experiencing heavy rains with strong winds causing destruction to life and properties. Heavy storms in the mornings coupled with raging tides... Read more
Cocoa farmers heighten risk of climate change as they cut down trees
Trees felled are used mainly as firewood. Cocoa farmers at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region are cutting down trees on their farms, impeding efforts to tackle climate change effects on cocoa production. The practice is thwarting government’s ‘Tree on the Farm’ initiative meant to address... Read more
I will not allow illegal mining to destroy Ghana– Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he will not allow illegal mining to destroy the country’s water bodies and forest reserves. Speaking to the Ghanaian community in Germany, he said illegal mining, popularly known as ‘galamsey’ will devour Ghanaians if it is not halted. “It will devour all... Read more
Minister for Fisheries vows to clampdown on illegal fishing methods
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has held a Press Conference in Accra to update the media on its intention to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the fishing industry. In a Press statement the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon Nayon Bilijo disclosed... Read more
Indiscriminate disposal of waste, a threat to environment
Mr Carl Fiati, Head of Natural Resource of the Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) said indiscriminate disposal of waste and open defecation at the beaches posed threats to the environment. He said open defecation at the beaches deterred tourists and potential investors, resulting into enormous loss of economic revenue for the... Read more
UN commends Ghana’s efforts to curb illegal mining
Madam Christine Evans-Klock, the United Nations Coordinator in Ghana, has commended the Government’s efforts to improve the regulation of small-scale mining and end Galamsey. The move is to protect legitimate livelihoods in the mining sector and to bring to justice to those who abuse the environment. In a statement... Read more
Bottling companies: Take up proper waste management
The Chief Executive Officer of environment 360, Cordie Aziz, has challenged bottling companies to take up proper plastic waste management as not only a means of cutting down cost, but also to protect their brand images. Cordie Aziz was speaking at the launch of environment 360, evolve phase 3... Read more
FAO releases new tool to track water productivity in agriculture   
Organisation (FAO), has released a new tool that offers water-scarce countries and river basins a way to boost productivity, by measuring how the resource is efficiently used in agriculture. The WaPOR open-access database has gone live, tapping satellite data to help farmers achieve more reliable agricultural yields and allowing... Read more
Sakomonu beach reeling under filfth
  The Abibiman Foundation has appealed to operators of bars and eateries at the Sakumono beach to desist from disposing off refuse anyhow to make the stretch appealing. The Sakumo beach enclave popularly known as Titanic beach is a fast growing tourism avenue which is bedevilled with hash and... Read more