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…

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.... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
WHO,AMA role out measures to curb air pollution in Ghana
The Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) has joined the Breathe Life Accra Campaign to curb emissions from transport, energy and waste in the metropolis. The Breathe Life Campaign is aimed at cutting down on air pollution by taking actions in three priority areas, green spaces, waste management and health sector... Read more
Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.
Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after... Read more
Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation
The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging... Read more
Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research
Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass... Read more
Residents of Akuapem- Asaman get potable Water having depended on polluted river for centuries
  Residents of Asaman in the Okere District of the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief following the provision of a potable water supply by Plan International Ghana having depended on polluted river for drinking and for domestic activities for centuries. Residents say they developed various... Read more
IESS reveals disaster risk at Adentan Municipality
  A team of first year PhD Environmental Science candidates, from the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana, have presented their disaster risk assessment findings in the Adentan Municipality, to the Adentan Municipal Assembly. The team which comprises Messrs Francis Adarkwah, Stephen Twumasi Annan, Stephen... Read more
Ghana doubles effort to phase out Mercury
Steps are underway to get Ghana phase out items and chemicals containing mercury in line with the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an official disclosed here on Tuesday. Sam Adu-Kumi, Director for Chemicals Control and Management Centre/Registrar of Pesticides of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stressed the need for some... Read more