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…

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Government efforts at protecting environment is highest achievement
  The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) says the highest achievement of the Akufo-Addo-led government within the past one year, is its resolve to sustain the campaign to save Ghana’s water bodies and forest lands. “The government’s efforts and public education in protecting and saving our farmlands and water... Read more
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... Read more
  75 illegal gold miners arrested at Konongo Odumasi
Seventy Five (75) illegal Miners have been arrested by the  Operation Vanguard Taskforce  at Konongo Odumasi in the Asante Akyem Central Municipality of the Ashanti Region. The suspects which include 5 females were operating in tunnels underneath houses of some residents . The illegal miners were arrested during a... Read more
Ghana negotiated in all areas at COP23-UNFCCC
  Mr Kyekyeku Yaw Oppong-Boadi, National Focal Person for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) has described the 23rd conference of Parties held in Bonn as successful. He explained that Ghana engaged in bilateral agreements with German government, Executive Director of Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board... Read more
Press Release :World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit
Press release :  World commits to pollution-free planet at environment summit Almost 2.5 million pledges from governments, civil society, businesses, and individuals were logged If all commitments are met, 1.49 billion people will breathe clean air, one-third of the world’s coastlines will be clean, and USD 18.6 billion of... Read more
Ghana secure promising agreements at COP23 – Prof Frimpong-Boateng
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, says Ghana was able to go through very promising agreements at the just ended COP23, held in Bonn, Germany. He said the country was able to attain some understandings with some institutions and global bodies in terms of... 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
Ghana announces its NDCs plans at COP23
  Ghana is currently formulating a multi sectoral Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) implementation plan which is being prepared with the involvement of all the line Ministries and stakeholders. The civil society organisations (CSOs), the business community, and institutions, were all being engaged in the efforts to get a well... Read more
Leaders at Bonn commit more to renewable energy
  Various leaders and actors from a wide range of sectors attending the UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change, on Friday announced a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy. They also have indicated that more ambitious clean energy development could quickly become a bigger part... Read more
Nations better shielded from disasters, Pacific most at risk: study
BONN, Germany (Reuters) – Many nations have become less vulnerable to natural disasters ranging from cyclones to earthquakes because of improved preparedness, but Pacific island states remain most at risk, a study showed on Tuesday. Smoke and ash emanates from the Manaro Voui volcano located on Vanuatu’s northern island... Read more