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…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution
  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response... Read more
Deal with galamseyers – Gov’t to soldiers
The government has escalated its fight against illegal mining with the deployment of a joint military and police personnel to curb the scourge. In all 400 officers are being deployed and it is the first phase of a long-term campaign to protect mining sites across the country. Speaking at... Read more
Bauxite deal :leave Atewa Forest alone-Group
A Rocha Ghana, a civil society organisation, has appealed to the government not to cede portions of the Atiwa forest for bauxite mining as part of government’s $19 billion deal with China. According to the group, the Atiwa Forest Reserve in the Kwaebirem district serves as the main source... Read more
Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... 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
We’ll deal decisively with Aisha Huang despite threats – Amewu
The Lands and Natural Resources Minister, John Peter Amewu has said that his outfit determined to decisively apply the country’s laws against Chinese galamsey kingpin, Aisha Huang in spite of threats of protection allegedly from some top government and security officials. He said although some have argued that her... Read more
Ghana Gas seals deal with Chinese firm for major gas pipeline project
The Ghana National Gas Company (Ghana Gas) has signed a deal with Chinese multinational, Yantai Jereh Group, for the construction of an onshore 278 km natural gas pipeline from the Aboadze enclave in the Western Region to the power enclaves at Tema in the Greater Accra Region. The project agreement,... Read more
White House meeting on Paris climate deal postponed: official
U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One as he departs for a day trip to Kenosha, Wisconsin, from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 18, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts A White House meeting that was to help determine whether the United States should withdraw... Read more
Government rolls out programme to deal with galamsey
  Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Forestry, has launched the Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) at Kwahu-Mpreaso in the Eastern Region to holistically tackle the issue of illegal mining and bring sanity in the sector. The MMIP is built on a three-prong approach involving the provision... Read more
Comprehensive Policy document to deal with galamsey to be out  – Akufo-Addo assures
President of Ghana  Nana Akufo-Addo  has reiterated his government’s commitment to solving illegal mining menace in the country with comprehensive approach.According to the President,the “piecemeal” approach by previous governments has not yielded the needed results in dealing with the destructive activities of illegal miners known as ‘galamseyers’ . He said,a... Read more