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…

Integrate the Environment into Development planining -A Rocha tells MDAs
  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) have been urged to integrate  environmental related issues into both short term and long term development planning programs for a sustainable Development . A-Rocha Ghana, a civil society organization focused on the protection of the environment is embarking on a sensitization exercise... Read more
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delay
A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But... Read more
Faecal matter could be converted into manure – CWSA
  Mr Walanyo Kwadjo Siabi, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA), has observed that converting faecal matter into manure for farming will help curb open defecation. The CEO made the observation when he delivered a lecture on the topic: “WASH in Ghana-Best... Read more
Koforidua residents dislodge Sewage into gutters during rainfall
Some residents in Koforidua ,the Eastern regional Capital have resorted to dislodging sewage into drainage whenever it rains . Some houses have connected sewerage to open gutters to dislodge blackwater into the gutters particularly when raining. The phenomenon is likely to  cause cholera outbreak should City authorities fail to... Read more
KFC sneak-previewed the voyage last month in a commercial It’s one small step for a chicken sandwich, and one giant leap for fast food. On June 21, KFC plans to launch its Zinger chicken sandwich into a space via a high-altitude solar-powered balloon known as a “stratollite,” a word... Read more
Disposal of plastics into the sea killing wildlife’ – Mr Pwamang
Mr John Pwamang, Acting Executive Director, of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Thursday said the disposal of plastics and debris into the ocean was leading to enlargement and death of some marine wildlife through ingestion. He said human activities such as over fishing, use of inappropriate fishing gears,... Read more
Mined Galamsey Lands must be  rehabilitated  into eco-centers and National Parks-AfEI
The Alliance for Environment Intervention ,AfEI, an environmental advocacy non- governmental organization  has called on government to rehabilitated mined galamsey lands into eco-centers and National Parks . A statement issued and signed by the Executive Secretary for AfEI,Bornaventure Kwame Takpah Sunday ,explained that such a move ,apart from providing... Read more
2/3rd of my friends who went into illegal gold mining are dead -DCE
  The District Chief Executive for Kwahu West in the Eastern region has made a  ghastly revelation that, 2/3rd of his friends who went into illegal mining have died . The DCE ,Hon.Yaw Owusu Addo ,using the revelation as case study to prove the life threatening dangers associated with... Read more
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force
EU ratification propels global mercury treaty into force Press Release Today the EU and seven of its member states (Bulgaria, Denmark, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Romania, and Sweden) ratified the Minamata Convention on Mercury, thereby providing the “tipping point’’ needed to trigger its entry into force. “The EU has... Read more
Illegal Miners ‘diversifying’ into illegal logging ;Three arrested in Atewa Forest.
  The Begoro District branch of Forestry Commission in the Eastern region of Ghana has arrested three illegal loggers for  harvesting economic trees in the Akwadum Portion of the Atewa Forest reserve . The suspects are Kwaku Adu,a chainsaw operator, David Oppong and Richard Odoi . The suspects were... Read more