Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey

  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies in…

UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management

Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, the…

LIGHT AND DYNAMITE: How fish safety is compromised

The story is told of the chief fisherman of Bortiano landing beach who was assaulted by other fishermen in Accra one weekend in May. Together with other fishermen, Nii Adama Tettey II, had attended a meeting called by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye. What incurred the wrath…

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Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire agree on MOU to tackle galamsey
  Ghana and La Cote d’Ivoire have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing Plan of Action to address the pollution of water bodies through illegal mining. The activities of illegal miners in Ghana, otherwise known as galamsey, have polluted water bodies with rippling effects on water bodies... Read more
Satellite Data to Map Endangered Monkey Populations on Earth
  By University of Leicester A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting. In a new article in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a... Read more
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Some Ghanaian media reported that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled for China on a 5-day official visit to be hosted by his Chinese counterpart Vice President Li Yuanchao (see: www.graphic.com.gh, June 17, 2017). Under normal circumstances, the news of Ghana’s veep planned trip... Read more
 43% of rural Communities in Eastern region depend on polluted water -CWSA
43% of rural communities in Eastern region lack access to potable drinking water hence depend on polluted water bodies for consumption which is inimical to the health of the affected population . According to the Community Water and Sanitation Agency (CWSA) , Eastern region has the lowest rural potable... Read more
May 2017 was second-warmest May on record-NASA
From NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies A global map of the May 2017 LOTI (land-ocean temperature index) anomaly shows that the extreme warmth that affected parts of the northern hemisphere — Siberia in particular — in prior months has partially abated. View larger image. May 2017 was the... Read more
Minister for Fisheries vows to clampdown on illegal fishing methods
The Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture has held a Press Conference in Accra to update the media on its intention to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in the fishing industry. In a Press statement the Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Hon Nayon Bilijo disclosed... Read more
Employees work at a production line inside an automobile factory in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, January 18, 2016. REUTERS/STRINGER China’s top state planner said it would tighten regulations for building new factories for traditional petrol-burning vehicles, as the country cracks down on “zombie” firms and pushes automakers to convert... Read more
Solar tower power is on the rise
The PS10 solar power tower, part of a commercial power station. Image: afloresm via Wikimedia Commons   Solar generation systems can now produce electricity and store it for hours, using solar tower power without any need for batteries. LONDON, 11 June, 2017 – The massive expansion of solar panels... Read more
The impact of ecotourism on Ghana’s growing economy
Ecotourism? Is this just new word or a great invention in tourism? Generally is defined as “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education”. It is spreading like wildfire and contributing greatly to many developing economies.... Read more
“2017 GLOBAL YOUTH TONGJI DECLARATION” 2017 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS CONFERENCE ON ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY. 00 Read more