EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

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. The…

ICC must include water pollution as high crime against humanity  -groups
The International Community has been urged to include water pollution  as high crime against humanity  for perpetrators to be prosecuted by  International Criminal Court . This proposal was contained in a  statement issued by WACAM, human rights, environmental and mining advocacy non-governmental organisation (NGO) and Centre for Environmental Impact... Read more
Flush Out Chinese In Galamsey
At the weekend, good old Ghana Television did all Ghanaians a favour by showing Tiger Eye’s exposé put together by Anas Aremeyaw Anas on how illegal mining, otherwise known to the average Ghanaian as galamsey, is destroying our water bodies and degrading our lands. Everybody with true Ghanaian blood... Read more
Plastic waste must be addressed
A heap of Kufuor gallons and water pipes used by the contemporary artist to assist in demonstration An environmentalist, Mr Emmanuel Ocran, has urged the government and environmental agencies in the country to urgently come up with strategies aimed at restoring damaged rivers and other water sources in the... 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
The fight against open defecation: can it be won?
 Ghana has been ranked as second after Sudan in Africa, in open defecation with 19 per cent of the country’s population resorting to sanitation practices deemed the riskiest of all. As a result, the country spends about $79 million and more yearly on the control of open defecation, which... Read more
MP urges gov’t to tread cautiously on illegal mining clamp down
The Member of Parliament (MP) for Manhyia North, Mr Collins Owusu Amankwah has advised government to tread cautiously with its quest to stop illegal mining in the country He explained that if care was not taken, such outright ban would lead to serious unemployment issues. Mr Amankwah was sharing... Read more
Galamsey is like mass murder, let’s ban it – Deputy A-G-designate
A deputy Justice Minister-designate has said illegal mining known as galamsey is akin to committing mass murder and must be “completely” banned. Joseph Dindiok Kpemka told Parliament’s Appointments Committee Wednesday “we are on our way to commit mass murder if we drink the polluted water.” He said it was... Read more
Ghana: Communities protest against Indian Salt company over negative environmental impact of operation
Residents of some communities in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region of Ghana have staged  demonstration  in protest against  activities of  Kessington Salt Factory,  Indian Salt company operating in the area. The Protesters clad in red dress and headgears chanted war songs traditionally signifying the daring nature... Read more
Chemicals used in galamsey: Their effects on aquatic life, environment, human life
In artisanal gold mining, gold is extracted mainly from alluvial deposits along rivers, waterways and terrestrial soils. Gold is then processed by crushing and grinding of the gold-bearing ore. The gold is extracted from the concentrate by adding Hg to form gold-amalgam which is normally roasted in open air... Read more
Stop galamsey in 3 weeks or face the law – Amewu
The Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr John Peter Amewu, has given a three-week ultimatum to all illegal miners to stop their activities or be prepared to face the full rigours of the law. The government, he said, was also coming up with a well-rehearsed strategy to implement... Read more