EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

Forestry Commission intensifies surveilance in Atewa Forest ,others over threat of invassion by displaced illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Secretariat of the  Forestry Services Division of the Forestry Commission  of Ghana has intensified surveillance in Forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest following continues invasion by desperate illegal miners displaced as a result of a ban on their activities. The government of Ghana... Read more
Over 200 Forestry Commission’s field staff end intensive training
The second batch of 205 Forestry Commission’s (FC) field staff had ended a three-week intensive training session at the Military Training Camp at Asutuare. The training is to equip them to help in the fight against the increasing wave of forest and wildlife crimes and to tackle illegal activities... Read more
Forestry Commission signs agreement with four institutions for landscape restoration
The Forestry Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four institutions to undertake landscape restoration in the Tain II Forest Reserve and its fringe areas. The MoU with Form Ghana Limited, Form International, the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Municipal Assembly covers a four-year period, from... Read more
Forestry Commission impounds truckloads of illegal lumber
 Trucks carrying assorted lumber, including the banned Rosewood, have been impounded by the Forestry Commission. Nine trucks were seized in separate operations in the Eastern, Volta and Western regions. The loaded trucks are currently parked at the Achimota Depot of the Forestry Commission in Accra. Speaking to the media... Read more
Forestry Commission destroys plantain farms in forest reserve,3 arrested
The Begoro District of the Forestry Commission of Ghana in the Eastern Region, has confiscated two truck loads of Plantains , destroyed total of  over 100 acres of illegal plantain farms in Worobong South Forest Reserve during a special operation dubbed “operation farm destruction”. Also three (3) farmers have... Read more
YEA,Forestry Commission recruits 15,000 for afforestation
Some 15, 000 youth across the country are to be employed under a new service agreement between the Forestry Commission (FC) and the Youth Employment Agency (YEA). The 15, 000 recruits will be trained and equipped to among others carry out Forest Plantation Establishments, Maintenance of Existing Forest Plantations,... Read more
   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
Forestry Commission launches forests 2020 project
The Forestry Commission, in partnership with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and Ecometrica has officially launched the Forest 2020 project in Ghana. The project seeks to address technical barriers across six countries to the sustained implementation of effective forests monitoring systems, capable of measuring forest... Read more
Forestry Commission chalks progress with fight against illegal mining in Ashanti Region
Chinese illegal miners and their local collaborators were picked up in the Apamprama Forest Forestry Commission officials in Ashanti Region are patting themselves on the back for what they claim is victory in the fight against illegal mining. Acting Regional Manger of Forestry Services Division, Isaac Noble Eshun, is... Read more
Forestry Commission begs CJ to deal with illegal logging
  The Forestry Commission of Ghana is appealing to the new Chief Justice to ensure that courts deal with illegal logging cases incisively with severe punishment to deter others. The Chief Executive Officer of the Commission,Mr.Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie  explained that ,illegal logging is a bane to Forest sustainability due... Read more