EU targets recycling as China bans plastic waste imports

 EU regulators are searching for ways to increase recycling of plastic, as waste piles up in ports after China banned imports of “foreign garbage” from the start of 2018. Announcing a new policy push on Tuesday, European Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen said Brussels is mulling a tax, curbs on…

U.S. rivers getting saltier, drinking water at risk: study

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. rivers and streams have become saltier and more alkaline over the last 50 years, posing risks to drinking water by damaging pipelines and other infrastructure, according to a study released on Monday.   As municipal workers dump salt on roads to combat ice and farmers put…

KMA exposed ; engages in open disposal of untreated faecal matter

Residents of the Oti New Site in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi are threatening to hit the streets over continuous dumping of untreated faecal matter in streams and drains close to their homes. The residents are living perilously with the risk of contracting cholera and other sanitation related diseases. The…

TMA to fight Ramsar Site encroachment
  The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) has hinted on the Assembly’s determination to halt Sakumo wetlands (Ramsar site) encroachment in Tema. Briefing the Ghana News Agency (GNA) on Thursday, Mr. Frank Asante, informed that Ramsar Lands were special areas that were protected by... Read more
NADMO orders KMA to close down refuse Transfer site
The Ashanti Regional National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) has ordered the Waste Management unit at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) to shut down the refuse Transfer Site at both Nana Akwasi Agyemang/Serwaa Nyarko SHS area and that of Yenyaaso. The Ashanti Regional NADMO Coordinator Kwabena Nsenkyire speaking to Abusua... Read more
Sakumo Ramsar site committee inaugurated to check encroachment
A 12-member Sakumo Ramsar Committee has been inaugurated by the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) to check encroachment on the Sakumo wetlands. The committee members comprised of representatives of the Tema Traditional Council (TTC), National Disaster Management Organization (NADMO), Forestry Commission, Tema Development Corporation (TDC), Town and Country Planning, among... Read more
When Pleasure and Fear Meet at Ecotourism Site
Article by Mr.Gabriel Adukpo   LOUD, shrill noises from female students filled the air that afternoon. One of them burst into a popular gospel song: “Under the canopy of God……….My Saviour will come to lift me up”. It was one Friday in May when I alighted at the Bunso... Read more
NADMO MOVES TO BRING RAMSAR SITE BACK TO LIFE
The National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO) in collaboration with the Tema Municipal Assembly (TMA) is working to put in place a committee that will see to it that portions of the Ramsar Site Lagoon that has been encroached upon is dredged to help bring back to life the once... Read more
Two Foreign diplomats visit Atewa Forest and galamsey sites
Two Foreign diplomats in Ghana ,the US Ambassador H.E Robert Jackson and the Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Accra (Ghana),Caecilia Wijgers  have paid a visit to Atewa Forest Reserve ,one of the largest surviving rain forests in West Africa located in Akyem Abuakwa... Read more