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…

“Alternative Sources Of Livelihood For ‘Galamseyers’ In The Offing” – President Akufo-Addo
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has indicated that his government is in the process of identifying alternative sources of livelihood for persons involved in illegal mining activities, popularly referred to as ‘galamsey’, across the country. According to President Akufo-Addo, a cabinet committee has been established,... Read more
Asantehene urges small-scale miners to comply with ban
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged small-scale miners in the Ashanti Region to comply with government’s ban on all forms of small scale mining. According to him, the ban is a step in the right direction and will help curb the menace, as every Ghanaian has to... Read more
Otumfuo pledges support to fight illegal mining
  The King of Ashanti Kingdom, Otumfuo Osei-Tutu II, on Friday, pledged his support for the government’s resolve to combat illegal mining. He commended the Executive for taking such a bold decision to fight the canker in view of the devastation illegal mining popularly called ‘galamsey’ had caused to... Read more
NGOs tell EU donors to respect African clean energy leadership
    The European Commission and France are “doing far more harm than good” by pushing through projects without scrutiny, say campaigners A boy does schoolwork by the light of a solar-powered lamp (Pic: Patrick Bentley/SolarAid) By Megan Darby More than 100 NGOs from around the world weighed into... Read more
Plans to mine bauxite in Atiwa Forest to be put on hold
The government is considering putting on hold its plans to mine bauxite in the Atiwa Forest in the Eastern Region. That, according to the Chief Executive of the Forestry Commission, Mr Kwadwo Owusu-Afriyie, is to allow the government to assess proposals to turn the forest into a national park... Read more
Two Foreign diplomats visit Atewa Forest and galamsey sites
Two Foreign diplomats in Ghana ,the US Ambassador H.E Robert Jackson and the Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Accra (Ghana),Caecilia Wijgers  have paid a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve ,one of the largest surviving rain forests in West Africa located in Akyem Abuakwa... Read more
Fiji says U.S. faces climate risks, urges Trump to ‘stay in canoe’
Fiji, due to lead global talks on climate change, said on Thursday that rising sea levels threaten New York and Miami and urged U.S. President Donald Trump to “stay in the canoe” alongside other nations in the fight against global warming. Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama said he hoped to... Read more
Gov’t to solve Yendi water crisis – Bawumia
Government has promised to allocate three million Dollars for the Yendi water expansion project.Vice President, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia made this known at the Dagbon Regent, Kampakuya-Naa Yakubu Abdulai Andani’s palace in Yendi. He said government was much concerned about the Yendi perennial water crisis, hence the move to... Read more
Sandy Gold: The bloody race to win sand in Ghana
The universal urbanization explosion is devouring vast amounts of sand, which is the key ingredient of concrete and asphalt. Sand mining companies, both legal and those that are illegally operating on the black market are raking in GHS40,000 an equivalent of £3,241.1238 a year from trading in the humblest of... Read more
November Climate Change Conference in Bonn on track
  Preparations for the UN climate change conference in Bonn this year are on track to deliver the infrastructure and arrangements needed for a successful meeting that can play its role in advancing the aims and ambitions of the Paris Agreement. According to a statement issued by UNFCCC in... Read more