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…

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Blame Human for degradation of the Environment -Minister
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister, has said human action has led to the degradation of the environment and the perennial drying of rivers and streams in our communities. Alhaji Alhassan said this during a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) workshop held in Wa on the development of Integrated... Read more
Affordable housing key for development and social equality, UN says on World Habitat Day
Urban October design competition. Photo: UN-HABITAT/Alejandro Montes With 1.6 billion people living in inadequate housing, one billion of whom reside in slums and informal settlements, the United Nations is spotlighting affordable homes on today’s World Habitat Day, which also marks the official start of Urban October – a month... Read more
Activities In and Around the Cape Three Point Forest Reserve: A Major Cause for Concern
As part of the Guinean Forest of West Africa, the Cape Three Points Reserve is one of the naturally welcoming forests we have had the privilege of entering under the primate conservation project being undertaken by the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources Management of the Presbyterian University College,... Read more
Kofi Annan writes: Delivering water, food and energy security for all
Former UN Chief, Kofi Annan This article was given as a speech by Mr Kofi Annan on 7 September 2017 at the ‘Making Waves’ conference in Afsluitdijk, the Netherlands. I can’t think of a more symbolic and inspirational location to promote innovative solutions around water, food and energy than the iconic... Read more
Accept to take responsibility for environment
Ghanaians have been asked to accept to go the extra mile to ensure sustainable management of the environment for their own benefit and that of the future generation. Mr. Samuel Oteng, the acting Ashanti Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), said everybody should have a part to... Read more
NACOB arrests agent for exporting Pangolin scales
Exportation Scales  The Intelligent Unit of the Narcotics Control Board has arrested Prosper Kumako, an agent who facilitated the exportation of Pangolin Scales from Ghana to Malaysia, Nana Kofi Adu-Nsiah, Executive Director, Wildlife Division of the Forestry Commission, has said. Mr Adu-Nsiah at a press briefing in Accra said... Read more
CITES Secretary-General’s message for World Ranger Day 2017
World Ranger Day 2017 Message from CITES Secretary-General, John E. Scanlon On World Ranger Day 2017, we join you to “stand with the park rangers of the world in their fight to protect wildlife”! 31 July 2017 World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been... Read more
  E/R :Court fines two chainsaw operators  ghc4600 for sawing trees in Atewa Forest
The Kwarbeng District Magistrate Court  in the Eastern region has convicted two illegal  chainsaw operators to a total fine of Ghc4,600 and in default serve eight months prison sentence each with hard labour . The Court has also confiscated the Chainsaw Machine and the lumbers . The two convicts,Kwasi... Read more
Assemblies pledge to mainstream clean energy for cooking
  The Kassena-Nankana Municipal Assembly and the Kassena-Nankana West District Assembly in the Upper East Region have pledged to mainstream clean energy plans for cooking into their Medium Term Development Plans. In spite of the fact that 2010 statistics available at the Renewable Energy Unit of the Ministry of... Read more
Okyenhene parries bauxite mining in Atewa Forest opts for Ecotourism
Okyenhene Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin has stated that Akyem Abuakwa area has the potential to become ecotourism destination in Ghana. According to the Overload of Akyem Abuakwa Traditional area ,the ecotourism potential of the Atewa rainforest and its ability to save  the world from debilitating effect of climate change... Read more