Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

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Ghana is the best country to host AU Space Agency – Prof Frimpong Boateng
Ghana is ready to host the Africa Space Agency, an African Union initiative that will allow Africa to launch and explore the Space for improved technological advancement, Professor Kwabena Frimpong Boateng, Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has announced. He said out of the five countries including; Ghana,... Read more
Today is Int.Forest Day
In 2018, the International Day of Forests (IDF) will address the theme, ‘Forests for sustainable cities,’ and will focus on how forests and trees in urban areas regulate temperature and water flows, provide nutritious foods and shelter, cleanse the air and foster community cohesion and individual well-being, among other... Read more
Today is World Wildlife Day
  On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to celebrate and raise awareness of the... Read more
Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level
  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold... Read more
Government efforts at protecting environment is highest achievement
  The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) says the highest achievement of the Akufo-Addo-led government within the past one year, is its resolve to sustain the campaign to save Ghana’s water bodies and forest lands. “The government’s efforts and public education in protecting and saving our farmlands and water... Read more
Ghana is not ready to ban plastics now’
  Ghana is not ready to ban plastics now, however the Government will come up with a Draft Zero Plastic Policy by the middle of January, next year, to deal with plastic waste. Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, said there were many options... Read more
Government’s plans to embark on solar programme is in right direction – Minister
  Mr Mustapha Abdul Hamid, Minister of Information, has said Government’s plan to embark on an MDA Solar Rooftop Programme from 2018 was in the right direction. He said programme dubbed: “Government Goes Solar” will ensure that, government institutions switch to renewable energy to reduce Government’s expenditure on utilities.... Read more
Maize production is threatened in Ghana – ISSER
Maize production in Ghana is currently facing 80 per cent average yield gap, a situation threatening food security, the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research (ISSER) of the University of Ghana has said. Maize is a very important staple and most cultivated cereal in terms of volume and... Read more
Renewable Energy is the new paradigm – VRA Chairman
The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Awotwi, has led a delegation of stakeholders in the energy and cocoa sectors to inspect a solar facility implemented by cocoa processors, Cargill Ghana Limited. The entourage included the Chairman of HFC Bank (Gh) Ltd, Mr. Charles Zwennes,... Read more
Today is World Soil Day
Sprouting fava beans at FAO Headquarters. The seeds were planted to launch the International Year of Pulses. FAO/Claudia Nicolai According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): Soil holds three times as much carbon as the atmosphere and can help us meet the challenges of... Read more