Gov’t to announce roadmap towards lifting of ban on small- scale mining.

Government is set to lift  ban placed on Small- Scale Mining more than a year ago. The ban came into force as part of government’s effort to sanitize the artisanal mining sector and to curb illegal mining which was causing wanton destruction to the environment and water bodies, after incessant…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation

The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging in…

Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research

Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass on…

Operation Vanguard must begin to gundown illegal miners -1st Deputy Speaker of Parliament
  The First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Joe Osei Owusu, is suggesting that ,Operation Vanguard Task force deployed to mining regions of Ghana to clamp down on illegal miners  must begin to deal ruthless towards recalcitrant illegal  miners still operating despite ban on their activities . According to Joe Osei Owusu ,the... Read more
Journalists must ask relevant environmental questions especially on Atewa forest bauxite mining
President Akufo-Addo will today meet the media at the Flagstaff House for an encounter over his first year in office.This is the second time the President is meeting the press since his ascended the Presidency on January 7, 2016. A similar exercise was conducted in July 2017.Over the years ,the... Read more
Forest,Water bodies crucial for Survival so must be protected-Minister
  Professor Frimpong Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has said forest and water bodies are fundamental to human survival and must be protected from wanton destruction by illegal gold miners. He said the forest and its biodiversity were sources of drugs to treat diseases, as... Read more
‘CSIR must help Ghana to realise the Ghana beyond Aid’
  Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI), said the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has a very important role to play in the realisation of the  “Ghana Beyond Aid” agenda. “Our President is talking about Ghana beyond aid. In other words... Read more
African countries must unite on climate action plans
  African countries must work closer together when implementing national climate action plans under the Paris Climate Change Agreement. A statement issued by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra said, African countries should also mobilise climate finance to... Read more
Academic Institutions in Ghana Must Produce Data Science Graduates
An Assistant Director, Centre of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education, North Carolina Agricultural and Technological State University, Prof. Kosi Delali Edoh, has stressed the need for academic institutions in Ghana to produce graduates in the area of Data Science. According to him, a lot of universities in the... Read more
Coastline Must Be Conserved to Play its Ecological and Economic Role-Dr. Aheto
A call has been made for the conservation of the coastline to enable it play its ecological role for the marine and coastal environment. The Director of the Centre for Coastal Management (CCM), University of Cape Coast, Dr. Denis Aheto made the call at the opening of a five-day... 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
Galamsey fight: National House of Chiefs must get involved – Nana Prah
The Paramount Chief of the Assin Owirenkyi Traditional Area, and a member of the national house of chiefs, Nana Prah Agyensaim plans to propose to members of the National the need to use their good offices to help win the fight against illegal mining popularly known as galamsey. Nana... Read more
Looming ‘catastrophe’ in East Africa proves why world must tackle climate change, says Oxfam
Nearly 11 million people in Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia are dangerously hungry and in need of humanitarian assistance Farhia, a 25-year-old pastoralist in northern Somalia sets up home after moving for the fourth time in search of rain Petterik Wiggers/Oxfam “If the rains don’t come, none of us will... Read more