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…

Ghana inaugurates body to regulate radiations
The Ghana Association for Radiation Protection (GARP), with focus on; “Protecting People and the Environment for Sustainable Development,” has been inaugurated . The mission statement of the Professional body  is to promote excellence in radiation protection by  setting  benchmarks for players in the sector to meet international standard and... Read more
Ghana Ratifies Mercury Convention
Toxic Metal Used in Small-Scale Gold Mining Especially Harmful to Children.People living in Ghana’s mining communities may now be better protected from deadly mercury poisoning. On March 23, Ghana ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury – a real step forward for communities affected by mercury pollution. Mercury, a toxic... Read more
Tragedy looms as food crops with ‘heavy metal’ enter market
Lifestyles impact heavily on our health, especially the food we eat, but increasingly, the exploitation of our natural resources for our livelihood poses a major risk to our well-being. The use of weedicides in preparing the land for the cultivation of all kinds of foods and cash crops threatens... Read more
Ghana:Groups petition gov’t over Pirimiphos-METHYLE Poison in Shea butter and groundnuts
Spraying of Pirimiphos-METHYL chemical for malaria control in Upper West Region of Ghana under the sponsorship of Global Fund and implemented by AGAMAL Malaria control Ltd /AngloGold Ashanti is reported to be contaminating Shea butter and Groundnuts affecting health of residents,livestock and the local economy. Traces of harmful chemical... Read more
Safe Water Network  to connect more schools with portable drinking water
The Bridgeport Rotary Club Foundation, Inc., a Rotary International affiliate located in Bridgeport, Connecticut, has awarded Safe Water Network with a grant in support of water project being implemented in partnership with UNICEF-Ghana in some schools in Ghana. The program connects one of Safe Water Network’s Safe Water Stations... Read more
Ghana:Death toll in Waterfalls disaster rises to 20
Three more persons have been confirmed dead in Sunday’s bizarre disaster at the Kintampo Water Falls bringing the death toll to 20. A total of 17 students of the Wenchi Methodist Senior High School were crushed to death by a tumbling tree during a rainstorm, Sunday afternoon. Out of... Read more
Scientists in Ghana appeal for financial support to investigate “toxic ” fish allegation
The  Water Research Institute  is calling on the government of Ghana for financial support to investigate unconfirmed case of fish “poisoning” which has led to lip discoloration among some residents in the Volta Basin. The Locals have attributed the cause to the consumption of pygmy herrings,locally known as “weive”  which is... Read more
Ecologist wants law to ban butchers from exposing meat
An ecologist, Mr Abdullahi Aremu, has called for legislation to ban butchers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) from carrying meat with motorcycles or exposing meat in markets. Aremu, the Director-General, Advocacy for Environmental and Sanitation Integrity, an NGO, made the call on Tuesday in an interview with News... Read more
Newmont warns against Fraudulent Recruitment and Gold Purchase Deals
Mining giant ,Newmont Ghana is warning the general public against  fake gold deals and scam recruitment under the pretext of the company . The company  stated in a press release signed by the Senior Director, Communication  and External Relations,Adiki  Ayitevie that, “It has come to the attention of Newmont... Read more
Centipedes invasion: Begoro Hospital  cries for help
The Management of  Begoro government Hospital is appealing for the intervention of expert bodies to help it control  several venomous centipedes which have invaded the facility and its wards ,three days now. Several poisonous centipedes have invaded the hospital since Tuesday creating discomfort for patients and staff.The centipedes  have... Read more