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…

DIRECTOR OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS CENTER FOR AFRICA VISITS WASCAL
The Director General of the Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGCA), Dr. Belay Begashaw has paid a one day working visit to WASCAL in Accra, to familiarize himself with the operations of the organization. Interacting with the Interim Executive Director of WASCAL, Prof Jimmy Adegoke and Capacity Building... Read more
Ghana makes effort to reduce mercury usage
  A delegation of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) on Thursday held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation on how to reduce mercury usage in artisanal mining. The meeting, also attended by members of the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Illegal Mining (IMCIM),... Read more
Electronic waste reaches record high of 45 million tons
Only 20 percent of electronic waste was recycled in 2016, despite 67 nations having e-waste legislation. Electronic waste is expected to reach 52.2 million tons in 2021. Electronic waste rose to a record 45 million tons worldwide in 2016, a United Nations-backed study showed on Wednesday. The weight of... Read more
UK to devote foreign aid money to fighting plastic pollution
In a major win in the battle to turn the tide on plastic, British Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed that the United Kingdom’s foreign aid budget will be used to fight plastic pollution in the developing world. The announcement follows direct campaigning on the issue from UN Environment... Read more
Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a... Read more
Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN
Image copyrightAFP Image captionPlastic waste has a variety of detrimental effects on the environment Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more quickly to halt... Read more
Jospong, Hungarian company sign partnership to construct sewage, waste water treatment plants
Mr Agyapong exchanging the agreement with Mr Horvath, CEO of Pureco,while other officials look on  Jospong Group of Companies has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pureco, a Hungarian company, for the construction and installation of sewage and waste water treatment plants in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.... Read more
Abandoned galamsey sites dangerous for farming-Research
 A study commissioned by  A ROCHA Ghana  and the  International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) -Netherlands on some abandoned illegal mine sites in parts of the Eastern Region has revealed alarming  concentration of mercury and arsenic chemicals in the soil hence not suitable for crop farming .   According... Read more
Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims
Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French... Read more
At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030
 At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined... Read more