Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

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Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water
  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the... Read more
Drought to hit South Africa’s 2018 wine harvest
 South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said . The winelands are mostly in the coastal Western Cape province which was declared a disaster area... Read more
Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels
Plummeting wholesale prices put the country on track to meet renewable energy targets set out in the Paris agreement Solar panels for sale at a market in New Delhi. India’s solar power prices have fallen to 2.62 rupees per kilowatt hour. Photograph: Saurabh Das/AP Wholesale solar power prices have... Read more
‘Fish shortage to hit Ghana if Chinese fishermen are banned’
    There will be a severe shortage of fish in Ghana if Chinese fishermen operating in Ghana’s territorial waters are banned. This is the assertion by the Managing Director of the semi-industrial fishing company, Onyame Fisheries, Joe Onyame, who says about 90 percent of fish consumed in the country... Read more
Air quality at hazardous levels and visibility has plummeted in the capital and its surrounding areas Air traffic in Beijing was affected on Thursday as dust and sandstorms enveloped a swathe of northern China, dragging down air quality and visibility and prompting warnings for children and elderly people to... Read more
Biodiversity hit by depletion in West Africa hotspot
  Intensified pressure on natural resources by human beings is having a damaging effect on biodiversity in the Guinean Forests of West Africa hotspot, and could lead to a loss of countless ecosystem services to humanity and biodiversity in the region, stakeholders have warned. During a series of stakeholder... Read more
Galamsey fight may hit a snag if EPA not resourced -EPA Boss
    The Environmental Protection Agency ,EPA, is forecasting  that,the  fight against illegal mining and other environmental challenges in Ghana may hit a snag if the Institution is not resourced with enough staff and logistics to effectively manage the environment . The Eastern regional Director  of EPA,Mr.Felix Addo-Okyireh told... Read more