Plastic waste “crisis” partly contributed to June 3 disaster – Report

Plastic waste partly contributed to June 3 disaster The Report of the June 3 Committee set up to investigate the cause of the 2015 flood and fire disaster has revealed plastic waste in Accra contributed to the tragedy. The report said the country’s plastic waste situation had reached a “crisis…

Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution

  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response to…

Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth

Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills in…

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Animal welfare activists advocate stunning of animals in Ghana
  West Africa animals’ welfare activists have called on all religious persuasions to accept stunning of animals as the most scientifically humane method of killing them for food and processing. Stunning is an internationally accepted induced process of killing animals by making them unconscious and insensitive without pain to... Read more
Students charged to be ambassadors of environmental protection
  Mrs Jane Sabina Obeng, a Former Upper East Regional Director of Education, has charged students to be ambassadors of environmental protection, which is key to the survival of the next generation. She said: “When the last tree dies, the last human dies,” and charged the pupils to embark... Read more
Blame Human for degradation of the Environment -Minister
Alhaji Sulemana Alhassan, Upper West Regional Minister, has said human action has led to the degradation of the environment and the perennial drying of rivers and streams in our communities. Alhaji Alhassan said this during a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) workshop held in Wa on the development of Integrated... Read more
Minister advocates use of bamboo to restore degraded mining areas
Mrs Patricia Appiagyei, Deputy Minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has proposed the use of bamboos to restore Ghana’s degraded lands. Mrs Appiagyei made the call in her address at the SNV Netherlands Development Organisation’s Voice for Change (V4C) Partnership Programme Learning Event in Accra. “Bamboo can offer... Read more
Minister urges students of hygiene to see waste as wealth
Mr Michael Yaw Gyato, the Deputy Minister of Sanitation and Water Resources has urged students of School of Hygiene, Korle-Bu, to be creative and take advantage of waste in the country to create wealth. He said it was imperative for the students to inculcate the habit of entrepreneurial skills... Read more
Gov’t begins evacuation of dump sites at Mallam Market, other areas
Photo credit: Sanitation and Water Resources   The government has begun evacuating half a million tonnes of refuse at the Mallam Market dumpsite in Accra. This follows the closure of six dump sites located within the Accra Region, including those at Mallam Market. During a tour of two of... Read more
Climate change challenges the survival of fish across the globe 
Climate change will force many amphibians, mammals and birds to move to cooler areas outside their normal ranges, provided they can find space and a clear trajectory among urban developments and growing cities. But what are the chances for fish to survive as climate change continues to warm waters... Read more
Southern Ghana to experience rains in the latter part of September
The middle and coastal areas of the country are expected to experience this year’s minor rainy season around the latter part of September. Northern Ghana, on the other hand, is still experiencing its rainy season, which is expected to taper off during the early part of October. Mr Tetteh... Read more
   Forestry Commission Commends Judge over Swift Prosecution of 29 foreign illegal miners
The Eastern Regional Branch of the Forestry Commission of Ghana has commended  the Presiding Judge of the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei -Kotei and the Attorney General Department in the region for the swift prosecution of the 29 foreigners arrested in the Atewa Forest Reserve .... Read more
Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delay
A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that from Monday anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years.The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But... Read more