Stopping galamsey: Gov’t to ban mercury imports by end of year

Government has disclosed it will ban the importation of mercury to augment efforts to curb the impact of illegal mining activities in the country. The move is expected to take effect by the end of 2017. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Frimpong Boateng who announced this…

‘Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic

Story by Jonathan AmosBBC Science Correspondent Image captionScience reporter Victoria Gill looks at why there is so much plastic on beaches US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been…

VRA donates borehole to Bilharzia endemic community

The Volta River Authority of Ghana (VRA), has donated a solar panel powered borehole amounting to GHC 80,000.00 to residents of Serdom, a village in the Asuogyaman District of the Eastern Region. The borehole, which will provide water to the about a 1,000 residents in Serdom, has 9 delivery outlets…

International illegal logging conference touches on myriad issues
The annual London conference brings together key players from a wide range of countries. A core issue at this year’s conference was the FLEGT process. FLEGT (Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade) is the EU’s answer to fighting the global scourge of illegal logging. Collectively around the world, illegal... 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
New report details enormous corruption, illegal logging along Vietnamese border with Cambodia
Vietnamese officials, companies and private individuals are systematically smuggling huge amounts of illegally logged timber from protected areas of Cambodia into Vietnam, according to a new report. The findings are based on months of undercover field research made public by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA). Approximately 300,000 cubic meters... Read more