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…

Climate Change impact in Brong-Ahafo – UNDP’s Intervention
  Recent developments around the globe with Ghana being not an exception point to the fact that there are issues with the environment due to problems from Climate Change that need to be corrected. The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) defines it as a change of... Read more
Offsetting mining impact with reforestation: Story of New Abirem
A flock of birds chirp endlessly. Tall trees nearby whisper breezes and chainsaw roars a stone throw away. Shrubs and climbers envelope stumps and wild grasses bloom. The sun is hot, the breeze is cold but the ground is wet with giant footprints of tractors. This is the Kweikaru... Read more
The impact of ecotourism on Ghana’s growing economy
Ecotourism? Is this just new word or a great invention in tourism? Generally is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. It is spreading like wildfire and contributing greatly to many developing economies.... Read more
FAO worry about impact of disasters on food security
    The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has expressed concern about the impact of natural hazards and disasters on food security in the sub-region, saying the phenomenon is further exacerbated by climate change. The Organisation said globally, from 2003 to 2013, 1.9 billion people in the developing regions... Read more
Ghana: Communities protest against Indian Salt company over negative environmental impact of operation
Residents of some communities in the Ketu South municipality of the Volta region of Ghana have staged  demonstration  in protest against  activities of  Kessington Salt Factory,  Indian Salt company operating in the area. The Protesters clad in red dress and headgears chanted war songs traditionally signifying the daring nature... Read more