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…

Residents of Akuapem- Asaman get potable Water having depended on polluted river for centuries
  Residents of Asaman in the Okere District of the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief following the provision of a potable water supply by Plan International Ghana having depended on polluted river for drinking and for domestic activities for centuries. Residents say they developed various... Read more
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
Illegal Rosewood harvesting polluting river bodies in Northern Region
There is the need to intensify the fight against illegal rosewood harvesting in the three northern regions as it is destroying the few forests and polluting water bodies. The erratic rainfall pattern in northern Ghana, which is having adverse effects on agriculture, could also be blamed on the destruction... Read more
11 illegal aluvia miners arrested on river Offin
A swoop by the Small Scale Miners Taskforce has resulted in the arrest of 11 persons who were illegally mining in the River Offin. The special taskforce was formed by the Small Scale Miners Association to assist government in the fight against illegal mining, which has led to the... Read more
Buildings collapse ,farms submerge, residents  displaced as Affram River sweeps Ahiatroga Island community
  A devastating flood has submerged Ahiatroga,an Island Community in the Kwahu Affram Plains South District of the Eastern region  collapsing about 26 houses displacing close to 100 inhabitants mostly peasant farmers . Many houses are in soggy disarray and at the verge of collapse as the floods have... Read more
Hundreds of residents at Twifo Praso in the Central region have been rendered homeless following a spill-over of the Pra River. More than a dozen communities have been submerged. The National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO) has been visiting some of the affected areas to distribute relief items. However, many... Read more
Birim river restoring itself after galamsey fight but residents warn not to drink
  The heavily polluted  Birim River is gradually restoring itself to its normal ecological state four months after the fight against illegal mining in Ghana. Illegal Alluvia mining on Birim river  and release of mining waste into the  river over the years led to heavy metal pollution which turned... Read more
14 Galamsey Machines Burnt On Offin River
A joint police and the Anti Illegal Mining Taskforce of the Small Scale Miners Association in the Ashanti region have swooped three mining communities in the Atwima Mponua District to clamp down on “galamseyers” who have defied the government’s directive to stop all illegal mining activities in the country. The... Read more
Illegal miners return to River Pra in Western Region
Barely a week after Citi News reported on the return of illegal miners in some communities in the Eastern Region, another notorious group has returned to mine illegally in the Pra River at Daboase in the Western Region. Officials of the Ghana Water Company (GWCL), who were on their... Read more
Climate change will alter flow of River Nile
Displaced people collecting water on the banks of the River Nile, Awerial County, South Sudan. Image: Geoff Pugh/Oxfam East Africa via Flickr The 400 million people who depend on the predictability of the River Nile face an uncertain future as global warming delivers more extreme weather. LONDON, 1 May,... Read more