Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

More students opt to hike in Atewa Forest to connect with nature
Atewa Forest Reserve has captured the heart of many students on the fringe communities of the forest .   Having realized the  species richness and abundance in the Atewa Forest Reserve , the students frequently opt to visit the Forest Reserve for tourism and practical interaction with nature.  ... Read more
Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study
OSLO (Reuters) – World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) more than previously projected by... Read more
Ghana is more committed to mitigating climate impact – Amewu
Mr John Peter Amewu, Minister of Lands and Natural Resources, has addressed a World Bank side event on Accelerating Climate -resilient and low-carbon development in Africa at the ongoing COP23 in Bonn, Germany. He said Ghana’s commitment towards climate change mitigation could be found in it various initiatives being... Read more
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400
 More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. State television said more than 407... Read more
Leaders at Bonn commit more to renewable energy
  Various leaders and actors from a wide range of sectors attending the UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change, on Friday announced a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy. They also have indicated that more ambitious clean energy development could quickly become a bigger part... Read more
Youth should be more involved in climate change mitigation agenda
The Ghana Youth Alliance for Agenda 2030 (GYA-2030), a Non Governmental Organisation, has called for an increased education and awareness creation on climate change among the youth to enable them support efforts at mitigating the impact of climate change. They said the capacities of the youth should also be... Read more
Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries
World faces disaster if those who contributed ‘lion’s share’ to global warming don’t aid low-income countries, IMF says The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard Taskforce on rampage ,set ablaze more than 10 excavators
Information gathered  indicates that the  Operation vanguard taskforce in the Eastern region on Monday invaded   Extra Gold company,fired several gunshots and  set ablaze  about 3 excavators and three pumping machines at Akyem Banso in Kwarbeng. The taskforce also invaded the mining sites of other  miners working under lease... Read more
More than 80 arrested in one week of Operation Vanguard clamp down
  The national anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, says it has arrested more than 80 suspects in the massive clamp down on the menace. Commander of the taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong told Joy FM Super Morning Show Monday, initial screening shows they are all Ghanaians. He said the suspects were... Read more
Chief urges gov’t  to provide more rangers to Atewa forest
    Government has been urged to post more rangers to Atewa Forest Reserve to complement efforts in protecting the precious forest .   The Akyem Ampetiahene ,Barimah Owusu  Boahene who placed the call argues that, inadequate rangers and logistics are impeding relentless efforts of the Forestry Commission in... Read more