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…

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
Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 strikes off northeast Papua New Guinea
 A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck the northeast coast of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geographical Survey (USGS) said. The quake hit at 0250 GMT at a depth of around 53 km (37 miles), according to USGS. No tsunami warning... Read more
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400
 More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. State television said more than 407... Read more
Biodiversity is a catalyst for poverty alleviation – Frimpong-Boateng
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), says biodiversity is the country’s heritage and valuable assets for ecological integrity and economic reformation. He noted that, if biodiversity resources were managed intelligently and properly, they would serve as catalyst for national development and a... Read more
Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue effort begins
Media captionThis is what the southern region of Mexico woke up to after an 8.1 magnitude quake The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the... Read more