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…

Government needs US$400 million to clean Ankobra River
  The government has estimated US$400 million as the amount needed to dredge and clean the heavy mercury content in the Ankobra River in the Western Region due to the activities of illegal small-scale mining. This followed the assessment of the turbidity level of the River by a private... Read more
Only 12 mining engineers available in Ghana; Deputy Min needs over 100
Government is recruiting mining engineers and inspectors as it enters the next stage of the anti-galamsey crusade. For a country, popular for producing gold, diamond and other minerals, only 12 mining engineers are available in Ghana, a number Deputy Lands and Natural Resources Minister has described as discouraging. According... Read more
Ghana needs U.S. support to fight against galamsey
    An appeal has been made to the United States’ government to support Ghana in the fight against illegal mining activities throughout the country. Dr Francis Nyagbenu, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) who made the appeal, when Mr Robert Jackson, U S Ambassador... Read more
The theme for the celebration of Mother Earth Day 2017: “Environmental and Climatic Literacy” comes at a time when Ghana is faced with overcoming a myriad of environmental challenges: poor sanitation, illegal logging and mining, pollution of water bodies and land degradation. The day was established in 2009, by... Read more
WASCAL committed to Providing innovative solutions to climate change and water related needs in Africa
The West African Science Services  Center on Climate Change , WASCAL, has pledged its commitment towards the fight against climate change by bridging climate change and water related needs with potential innovative solutions in Africa. In a three-day launch conference with partners from across Africa and Europe at the... Read more