Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

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 to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

Students charged to be ambassadors of environmental protection
  Mrs Jane Sabina Obeng, a Former Upper East Regional Director of Education, has charged students to be ambassadors of environmental protection, which is key to the survival of the next generation. She said: “When the last tree dies, the last human dies,” and charged the pupils to embark... Read more
Traditional cookstoves encourage environmental degradation – GHACCO
Mr Raymond Kusorgbor, the National Programme Coordinator of Ghana Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and Fuels (GHACCO), said over reliance on traditional cookstoves had encouraged deforestation, environmental degradation and climate change. He said traditional cookstoves and open fires had posed a number of health risks including infections of the eye,... Read more
Rawlings decries poor environmental sanitation in Accra
Former President Jerry John Rawlings has expressed worry about the high level of poor environmental sanitation in the metropolis. He called for commitment and vigorous public education for the public to know their responsibilities towards the environment. The former President said this when Mr Mohammed Adjei Sowah, the Accra... Read more
EPA service personnel educate students on environmental issues
  The 2016/2017 National Service personnel of the Environmental Protection Agency have embarked on a sensitisation drive to educate students of Weija Municipal Assembly Basic School and Junior High School on environmental issues. The 60 service personnel extended the education to the Weija Presby School, planted trees and interacted... Read more
  Space technology is the way to go in fight against environmental pollution  -NASA tells Ghana
An Associate Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) ,Dr.Richard Damoah  has called on government of Ghana to prioritize Satellite  Technology in the country’s quest to fight against environmental pollution . According to him,Space Technology has the capability to surveil the environment regardless of the topography and location... Read more
The Awutu-Senya East Municipal Assembly (ASEMA) and the citizens of Kasoa, one of the fastest growing towns in the Central Region, have resolved to tackle environmental sanitation and hygiene problems in the area. This was arrived at during sensitisation policy programmes embarked upon by Intervention Forum, a non-governmental organisation,... Read more
Ghana has lost an Environmental Gem
Ghana has lost one of the finest environmental gems throwing the entire environmental community into a state of bereavement . This follows the sudden death of  Ms Akua Akyaa Nkrumah,an environmental Technologist who worked as  Innovation Manager of  Jekorah Ventures,a waste management company in Accra,Ghana. She died Thursday after... Read more
Government seeks more partnership to address environmental degradation
 The Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources would in July, host series of stakeholder engagements in four regional capitals to deliberate on measures needed to restore Ghana’s degraded environment. Dubbed the national debate, the discussions would be centred around addressing issues of illegal mining, illegal logging, and deforestation, and... Read more
The Senate on Wednesday narrowly voted down a resolution to repeal an Obama-era rule restricting methane emissions from drilling operations on public lands — with three Republicans joining every Democrat  to preserve the rule. The 51-to-49 vote marked the first time since Trump’s election that Republicans have failed in their... 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