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 incessant…

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 in…

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 on…

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Failed Sanitation Minister moved to Aviation,B/A Minister now Natural Resources Minister
The President of Ghana,Nana Akufo Addo on Thursday ,August 9,2018 made his first Ministerial reshuffle since assuming office as President in January 7,2017.   Among the Ministers reshuffled are  Kofi Adda, Member of Parliament for Navrongo constituency and former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who has been moved to Minister... Read more
Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia’s quake toll climbs to 131
  KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia (Reuters) – The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors. “We don’t know for sure how many people are... Read more
Secure Atewa Range Forest as a living heritage and legacy in the memory of the late Nana Sir Ofori Atta
The Council of Ghanaian Chiefs , members of the Okyeman Foundation  and the entire Ghanaian Community in the Netherlands have added their voices to calls on Government of Ghana to rescind its intended plan to mine bauxite deposite in the Atewa  Forest Reserve,which is a global biodiversity significant area.... Read more
MDCEs charged to be serious about galamsey fight as district committees inaugurated in Kibi
Municipal and District Chief Executives  have been  warned not to  joke with the fight  against illegal mining in order not to incur the wrath of President Akufo-Addo. According to the minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng the President is resolute and serious about the fight against... Read more
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... Read more
WASCAL APPOINTS DR. MOUMINI SAVADOGO AS SUBSTANTIVE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
WASCAL, a climate change service, research and capacity building organization operating within the West African sub-region, has appointed Dr. Moumini Savadogo as the new substantive Executive Director effective 1st January 2018. He takes over from Prof. Jimmy Adegoke who was the Interim Executive Director for nine months. Dr. Savadogo... Read more
Universal implementation of sustainable soil management critical to soil conservation, as world marks Soil Day December 5
Within the framework of the “Global Soil Partnership”, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has continued to advocate for the recognition of the importance of soils for achieving food and nutrition security. Soils have the vital importance across the world, being the basis for almost... Read more
Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign
President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers.... Read more
Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth
Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills... Read more
Mexico earthquake: Death toll rises as rescue effort begins
Media captionThis is what the southern region of Mexico woke up to after an 8.1 magnitude quake The number of people killed by a powerful earthquake off the southern coast of Mexico has risen to at least 61, officials say. A huge rescue operation is under way in the... Read more