Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

Death toll from forest fire raging in Portugal climbs to 57
Firefighters work to put out a forest fire near Bouca, in central Portugal, June 18, 2017. REUTERS/RAFAEL MARCHANTE (Reuters) – A forest fire raging since Saturday in central Portugal has killed at least 57 people, a government official said on Sunday, in what is possibly the deadliest-ever single forest... Read more
Irate youth torch $1.5m mining equipment
Rampaging residents of Akyem Abekoase in the Atiwa District of the Eastern region have set ablaze excavators, generators and new mining equipment worth $1.5 million belonging to Adjei-Dankwa Investment. It is unclear what triggered the violent action of the gun, machete-wielding youth numbering about 300. The incensed protestors tied... Read more
KNUST develops world’s first open-space fire detector
    The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), has developed two fire detection devices in a bid to enhance the nation’s pursuit to bringing down the incidence of fire outbreaks. They include ‘PySpy’, open-space intelligent fire detection and alert system, the world’s first of such technology... Read more