Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Ghana makes effort to reduce mercury usage
  A delegation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Thursday held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation on how to reduce mercury usage in artisanal mining. The meeting, also attended by members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM),... Read more
Article :’Cerebral ” Harmattan
If you live and work in my side of Africa, as in the wild wild West, you know what time of day it is. The Harmattan has arrived, as in very fine particles of dust blown by an easterly/north-easterly wind from the Sahel. It will hover in a gritty... Read more
Frontiers 2017: Emerging Issues of Environmental Concern
  Authors: UN Environment From antimicrobial resistance to off-grid solar: Frontiers 2017 explores the newest environmental issues facing the planet How does our careless disposal of antimicrobial drugs produce bacteria that can resist them? Why are Marine Protected Areas vital to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Can off-grid solar... Read more
Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a... Read more
36 people dead in Listeriosis outbreak in SA
Pretoria – More than 30 people have died following an outbreak of Listeriosis. Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced on Tuesday morning that while Listeriosis is a serious disease, it is a disease which can be treated with antibiotics. The bacteria is found in soil, water and vegetation. Motsoaledi... Read more
Safe Water network seeks support to provide 1000 communities with water
SAFE WATER Network, a US-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with its branch in Ghana is calling on Government and other NGOs to support its quest in providing safe water to over 1000 communities in the country. According to Safe Water Network, which has been operating in the country for the... Read more
  Lack of potable water  :300 boreholes ,50 small town water projects to be constructed
Over 300 boreholes and 50 Small Town Water Projects will be constructed next year across the country by government to help mitigate water stress in parts of the country forcing many Ghanaians to depend on heavily polluted river bodies . According to  Integrated Social Development Centre (ISODEC) ,close to... Read more
Birim North engulfs in filth as Newmont stops paying for waste management
There is a looming Cholera outbreak at Birim North District in the Eastern region as mining giant, Newmont Golden Ridge Limited – a subsidiary of Newmont mining corporation – has refused to pay for the cost of waste disposal in some communities affected with its mining activities. The situation... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
UCC Students to Provide Fish Smoking Machine to Duakro Fishmongers
Five students from the School of Agriculture are set to construct a modern for the people of Duakor, a fishing community in the Central Region. They are Messrs Osei Emmanuel, Danso Tony and Godswill Hygienus Miss. The rest are Miss Adeisu Diana Vigah and Miss Adjoa Owusuwaa. The gesture... Read more