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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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
Coastline Must Be Conserved to Play its Ecological and Economic Role-Dr. Aheto
A call has been made for the conservation of the coastline to enable it play its ecological role for the marine and coastal environment. The Director of the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), University of Cape Coast, Dr. Denis Aheto made the call at the opening of a five-day... Read more
Ebola outbreak declared in northeast DR Congo
World Health Organization confirms one out of three suspected Ebola- related deaths since April 22 caused by the virus. An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after one person, who died of a hemorrhagic fever, has tested positive for the Ebola virus, the... Read more
Ghana is facing environmental crisis – Dr Acquah
    A Geoscientist says the impact of Galamsey on the environment had taken environmental degradation of the country to a higher level of decline. According to him “The country is currently facing an environmental crisis which requires us all to be actively involved in addressing the environmental challenges.”... Read more
Our natural resources should propel our development – Dr Manteaw
  Dr Steve Manteaw, Co-Chair of the multi-stakeholder committee of the Ghana Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (GHEITI), has said natural resources in a given society is a key component for enhanced development. However, he said, if such resources were not efficiently managed it could possibly erode democratic accountability as... Read more