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…

KNUST finds solution to perenial flooding in Ghana
The Centre for Settlement Studies at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has developed a framework to mitigate flood disasters across the country. Head, Professor Divine Ahadzie says it entails strategies for creating the needed preparedness of communities towards flood disasters. Prof Ahadzie was speaking during... Read more
Orangutans process plants into medicine, study finds
  Scientists have observed Bornean orangutans chewing on the leaves of the Dracaena cantleyi plant, producing a soapy lather they then spread onto their skin. A new study finds D. cantleyi has anti-inflammatory properties, suggesting the orangutans are using it to self-medicate. Indigenous communities also use D. cantleyi as... Read more
Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims
Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French... Read more
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species  risk extinction
First world survey finds 9,600 tree species risk extinction The first ever global database of trees on Wednesday revealed that 9,600 tree species are threatened with extinction and identified a total of 60,065 in existence. Brazil is the country with the most diverse tree population, with 8,715 species, according... Read more
Melting Arctic worsens Beijing’s pollution haze, study finds
The melting of the Arctic Ocean sea ice and the greater falls of snow in Siberia may be responsible for stagnant air conditions that cast a polluting haze over Beijing and the East China plains in January 2013, according to new research. Smoke from power stations, car exhausts and factory... Read more