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…

Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water

  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the country…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level

  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold Recovery…

Rosewood loggers invade Wechiau Hippo Sanctuary
 Rosewood loggers in Upper West have entered their way into the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary to cut down trees causing mass destruction to the much loved tourist site and keeping away sightseers. The Sanctuary is a unique community-based project, protecting and preserving the wildlife and the environment of designated... Read more
Journalists must ask relevant environmental questions especially on Atewa forest bauxite mining
President Akufo-Addo will today meet the media at the Flagstaff House for an encounter over his first year in office.This is the second time the President is meeting the press since his ascended the Presidency on January 7, 2016. A similar exercise was conducted in July 2017.Over the years ,the... Read more
New mineral,Lithium ,discovered in three regions of Ghana
 A new mineral ,Lithium, has been discovered in Ghana, the Ghana Minerals Commission has confirmed to Joy News. The discovery was made in the Volta, Western and Ashanti regions. Chief Executive of the Minerals Commission Mr. Kwaku Addai Antwi Boasiako told Joy News that the discovery was made during... Read more
KNUST finds solution to perenial flooding in Ghana
The Centre for Settlement Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has developed a framework to mitigate flood disasters across the country. Head, Professor Divine Ahadzie says it entails strategies for creating the needed preparedness of communities towards flood disasters. Prof Ahadzie was speaking during... Read more
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.... Read more
Scientists discover globally rare terrestrial  Monkey in Atewa Forest in Ghana
The attention of the International community is directing to Ghana following A Rocha  Scientists discovery of Cercocebus Lunulatus ,a rare terrestrial Monkey in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region of the country.   The mangabey – a rare terrestrial monkey – is classified as Critically Endangered on... Read more
Landslides kill 26 in storm-hit Philippine province: local officials
 At least 26 people were killed while several residents were missing in an island province in central Philippines after tropical storm Kai-tak brought heavy rains that triggered landslides, local authorities and media said on Sunday. Kai-tak cut power supplies in many areas, forced the cancellation of several flights, stranded... Read more
Chile: deadly mudslide destroys village
Five people dead and at least 15 missing after night of torrential downpours triggered slip near Chaiten in coastal Patagonia A mudslide has torn through a small village in southern Chile near a popular national park, leaving five people dead and at least 15 missing after a night of... Read more
Press Release :World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit
Press release :  World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air, one-third of the world’s coastlines will be clean, and USD 18.6 billion of... Read more
Orangutans process plants into medicine, study finds
  Scientists have observed Bornean orangutans chewing on the leaves of the Dracaena cantleyi plant, producing a soapy lather they then spread onto their skin. A new study finds D. cantleyi has anti-inflammatory properties, suggesting the orangutans are using it to self-medicate. Indigenous communities also use D. cantleyi as... Read more