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…

GAWU calls for total ban on small scale mining in Ghana.
The General Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) is calling for a total ban on all small scale mining activities particularly,  illegal mining in the country to safeguard the Agricultural sector . According to GAWU, the rate at which illegal mining is increasingly degrading arable lands,polluting water bodies and destroying  crop... Read more
International Day of Action for Rivers : spotlight on polluted rivers in Ghana
March 14th every year marks International Day of Action for Rivers. Thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world’s rivers and deepen calls for Protection of Rivers under siege of Pollution. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day review the state... Read more
Community forms  vigilante group to counter illegal mining
The Youth of Atuna,a farming community in  Jaman South District of the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana,have formed anti -illegal mining Vigilante group to clamp down on illegal mining activities degrading arable lands and polluting river bodies with impunity in the area. Illegal miners christened locally as galamseyers have... Read more
Addis Ababa: Massive garbage landslide kills dozens
Dozens missing after huge landslide at decades-old landfill site near the capital buries squatters’ makeshift homes. At least 46 people have been killed and dozens are missing after a landslide struck at a massive garbage dump on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital. The landslide late on Saturday levelled more... Read more
Why Galamsey Must Not Be Legalised — Minerals Commission Explains
HEAD of Communications at Minerals Commission, Mr. Isaac Abraham, has revealed the reasons why illegal gold and diamond mining activities (otherwise known as galamsey or galamseying) by both Ghanaians and foreign nationals cannot be legalised. Speaking in an exclusive interview with Today on Wednesday,Mr. Abraham expressed fears that Ghana will be completely... Read more
Where is the $663m Conti project cash – O. B. Amoah quizzes NDC
Member of Parliament for Akwapem South, Hon. O. B. Amoah is questioning the immediate past NDC government about the whereabouts of the US$663,229,496 they promised Ghanaians of raising to finance the construction of the Accra Sewer and Storm Drainage Alleviation works, popularly known as ‘Conti Project’. The project was... Read more
Ghana appreciates to second position in latest world pollution index ranking
Ghana’s capital ,Accra has appreciated by one place to second position in the latest World Pollution  perception Index of 103.46 behind  Kabul,capital of Afghanistan  with index of 105.43 taken over the unenviable first position from Ghana. Accra-Ghana is however ranked 1st Position in Africa with index of 103.46 with... Read more
Small-scale mining: NGO pushes for technology to replace use of mercury
Friends of the Nation, a socio-economic advocacy NGO in the Western Region, has started a regional consultative stakeholder engagement seeking to promote the use of new technologies in place of mercury in small-scale mining. The move is in line with the Minamata Convention, which among other things seeks an... Read more
Sustainable Packaging Trending Among Cosmetic, Personal Care Companies  
Personal care and cosmetics companies are increasingly focusing on recyclable and sustainable packaging, as evidenced by recent moves among major players Unilever, Procter & Gamble and Lush Cosmetics. In January Unilever pledged 100 percent of its plastic packaging will be fully reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The same month Procter & Gamble, in partnership with... Read more