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…

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
China confiscates 12 tonnes of endangered pangolin scales in the country’s biggest seizure
The latest stockpile of scales was likely taken from between 20,000 to 30,000 slaughtered pangolins. Nearly 12 tonnes of smuggled pangolin scales have been confiscated by Chinese officials — the country’s largest-ever seizure of the endangered mammal’s prized parts as it seeks to curb illegal trafficking. The pangolin, whose... Read more
Cars are turned over after the pavement gave way following a rainstorm in Dalian, Liaoning province, China August 4, 2017. Picture taken August 4, 2017.Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – Thunderstorms have battered northeastern China’s Liaoning province for several days, killing three people and prompting the evacuation of almost 190,000, state... Read more
CHINA BANS FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FROM GHANA
  Vegetables and fruits from Ghana have been banned from the Chinese market for failing to meet international production standards. The ban which took effect from the beginning of this year would further plunge the industry into crisis. Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Carlos Ahenkorah, in an interview with... Read more
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Some Ghanaian media reported that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled for China on a 5-day official visit to be hosted by his Chinese counterpart Vice President Li Yuanchao (see: www.graphic.com.gh, June 17, 2017). Under normal circumstances, the news of Ghana’s veep planned trip... Read more
Employees work at a production line inside an automobile factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/STRINGER China’s top state planner said it would tighten regulations for building new factories for traditional petrol-burning vehicles, as the country cracks down on “zombie” firms and pushes automakers to convert... Read more
Governor Jerry Brown says president’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris agreement will be only a temporary setback China and California have signed an agreement to work together on reducing emissions, as the state’s governor warned that “disaster still looms” without urgent action on climate change.... Read more
Image captionZambia’s President Edgar Lungu visited China in 2015 to strengthen ties between the two countries China has complained to Zambia after 31 of its nationals were arrested at the weekend for alleged illegal mining practices. A senior Chinese foreign ministry official is quoted as saying that the Zambian... Read more
China and India Make Big Strides on Climate Change
Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective renewable energy sources — and reduced their reliance on fossil... Read more
China, India could help offset US climate failures
Changing behaviour by traditional climate offenders like China and India might compensate for lower standards in the United States, says a consortium of environmental analysts. A man wearing a mask portraying US president Donald Trump protests his vow to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate Accord outside the... Read more