Land guards threaten Okponglo dump conversion to garden

A few weeks ago it was an illegal refuse dump site at Okponglo close the main entrance of the University of Ghana. But following the persistent reportage of Citi News’ the recurrent illegal refuse dump site is fast becoming a garden. This is because the University of Ghana has given…

Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey

Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty. The…

FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana

  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current illegal…

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VRA warns against encroachment of Protected zone of Akosombo Dam
The Volta River Authority has once again Warned against Sale/Purchase and Encroachment of Lands within the Volta Gorge Protection Zone of the Akosombo Dam. This is the second time this year, the Power generator is warning against the phenomenon. There has been upsurge in encroachment of Lands which fall within... 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
Conference on Relevance of Livestock Industry Opens at UCC
The 20th International Biennial Conference to discuss the relevance of animal industry to the growth of the Ghanaian economy and achieving food security has opened on campus. The four-day conference, on the theme “Positioning the Animal Industry to Achieve Food Security –Role of the Stakeholders,” is being attended by... Read more
FoN opposes immediate ban of mercury in Ghana
  Friends of the Nation (FoN), an environmental Non-Governmental Organisation, has opposed an immediate ban on the importation of mercury into the country and, therefore, advised the Government to tread cautiously to prevent any backlash. It said an immediate ban on mercury imports and use may make the current... Read more
Suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers linked to climate change, study claims
Rising temperatures and the resultant stress on India’s agricultural sector may have contributed to increase in suicides over the past 30 years, research shows Climate change may have contributed to the suicides of nearly 60,000 Indian farmers and farm workers over the past three decades, according to new research... Read more
Authorities in Cote d’Ivoire seize huge haul of pangolin scales
Ivorian authorities have seized nearly 3 tonnes of pangolin scales – making it the biggest seizure of its kind. The haul, which officials are calling a “massacre” is worth an estimated $82,000. Eight men of various African nationalities were apprehended overnight on Tuesday as they prepared to sell their merchandise,... Read more
CITES reviews sustainability of wildlife trade and launches new review of captive-bred and ranched species
PRESS RELEASE CITES reviews sustainability of wildlife trade and launches new review of captive-bred and ranched species Largest ever meeting of CITES science committees reviews sustainability of trade in sharks, sturgeons, rosewood, orchids and more Geneva : Close to 500 scientific experts, specialists and other observers, ranging from fisheries agencies and... Read more
V/R: Over 7000 hectares of farms destroyed by army worms
The recent outbreak of the Fall Army Worm in the country has affected about 7,165 hectares of farms in the Volta region. The  green-stripped caterpillar larvae of moths destroyed mostly maize farms, with about 5,128 farmers in the region still counting their losses. Dr. Archilbad Letsa, the Volta Regional... Read more
Implementation of anti-galamsey plan to cost $150 million
Government’s proposed solution to ending the illegal mining menace also known as galamsey in the country will cost about $150 million. This was captured in the much hyped Multilateral Mining Integrated Project (MMIP) document put together by the governing New Patriotic Party in its anti-galamsey efforts. In the 66-page... Read more
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... Read more