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…

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Clean Cooking system can work in Ghana
  The thick black walls, the hailing smoke that meander into the skies through the kitchen roof, emanating from traditional tripod, announcing the day’s preparation of meals is no longer winning hearts. This is due to growing concerns of exploitation of fuel wood for cooking and the attendant effects... Read more
Atiwa bauxite can be explored without harming Birim – Osafo Maafo
The Senior Minister, Yaw Osafo Maafo, has downplayed degradation concerns with the Atiwa rainforest reserve in Kyebi, stemming from Ghana’s decision to leverage bauxite deposits on a deal with China, that could see $15 billion pumped into the economy. Critics have warned that the deal to exploit the about-$460 billion worth of bauxite... Read more
Image captionMichael Bloomberg: “Americans don’t need Washington to meet our Paris commitments” The US can still meet its commitments to fight climate change, despite President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has said. He argued this could be done “through partnerships among... Read more
Air pollution can cut solar panel efficiency
A new study has disturbing news for India’s solar power industry. It claims that dust and particulate matter (often a by-product of diesel engines) can reduce solar panel efficiency by 17 percent to 25 percent. Half this reduction comes from dust and particles deposited on the surface of solar panels... Read more
‘We can save life on Earth’: study reveals how to stop mass extinction
by Morgan Erickson-Davis A global biodiversity analysis shows which areas are most in need of conservation and urges protection of half the planet’s terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers analyzed 846 regional ecosystem types in 14 biomes in respect to the “Nature Needs Half” scientific concept that states proper functioning of an... Read more
Chiefs can’t stop galamsey – Okyenhene
It will be very difficult for any chief in Ghana to stop illegal mining commonly referred to in Ghana as galamsey. This according to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. According to the chief, the fight is beyond traditional rulers because they do not have the power which lies... 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