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…

80% of NADMO Staff lack knowledge in Environmental disaster
About 80% Staff of the National Disaster Management Organization,NADMO in Ghana  lack knowledge in environmental disaster Management .The staff ,according to the outgoing Director General of NADMO, Brigadier General Francis Sanziri,have no formal training in any of the disaster related fields  affecting productivity and efficiency of the Organization. The... Read more
Minister seizes 7 trucks of illegal chainsaw lumber
The Brong Ahafo Regional Minister, Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh, has seized over seven articulated trucks loaded with large quantities of illegal chainsaw lumber. The illegal lumber was headed for neighboring Burkina Faso, but was intercepted in the Wenchi district on the Wenchi-Wa highway in the Brong Ahafo Region. The Minister and... Read more
Environmentalists oppose gov’t plan to mine bauxite  in Atewa Forest Reserve
The government of Ghana may face stiff opposition from Environmentalists over plan to mine bauxite deposit in the Atewa Forest reserve which is a high forest zone in the Country. Some Environmentalists have vowed to oppose the intended move by government due to the importance of the Atewa Forest... Read more
Ghana discovers coral reef 400 meters deep waters
Ghana has discovered Coral Reef in about 400meters deep waters close to Marine borders of Côte D’ivoire in the Western part of the country. Work on the discovery of the reef started in  2012. According to the EPA ,the Coral reef found is similar to that of the Norway... Read more
Ghana  secures €205,007,680 from export of Timber and wood products
Ghana secured € 205,007,680.38  from the export of 362,343.033m3 volume of Timber and  Wood Products from January to November,2016,depicting comparative increase of of 22.87% in value and 10.71% in Volume recorded same period in  2015 which a total of €166,849,179.78  was obtained from the export of timber and wood... Read more
WRI meets over gov’t ” one village One Dam” Project
 The Water Research Institute of the Center for Scientific Research Institute,(CSIR),  will on Monday March 13,2017 meet to explore  roles the institute can play in meeting government vision on ” One Village One Dam ” Project . The ruling government has promised to construct dams per every farming community... Read more
Rate of deforestation in Ghana one of the highest in the world
The rate of deforestation in Ghana is estimated to be one of the highest in the world after Togo and Nigeria .At an estimated annual rate of 2% ,equivalent to 135,000 hectares per annum. The Green west Africa country is estimated to have lost over 60% of its forest... Read more