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…

Drought to hit South Africa’s 2018 wine harvest
 South Africa, the world’s seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said . The winelands are mostly in the coastal Western Cape province which was declared a disaster area... Read more
Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air, UNICEF warns
Mother and baby next to a traditional cook stove in Bangladesh. World Bank/Prabir Mallik   Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a... Read more
Climate Change effect;Fishing Community submerged in Ketu South.
Blekusu, a fishing community in the Ketu South municipality of Volta region has been submerged by sea water on Sunday. Strong tides from the sea broke banks in the early hours of Sunday, flooding homes and displaying hundreds of residents in the community situated between the sea and lagoon.... Read more
The world’s highest density of plastic waste has been found on the remote South Pacific Henderson Island, east of New Zealand.
A remote and uninhabited South Pacific island has become a plastic wasteland with one of the world’s highest collection of debris, Australian researchers have found Henderson Island, part of the Pitcairn Islands between New Zealand and South America, is just 10km long and five kilometres wide but is littered... Read more
Rain wrecks havoc in Assin North and South
Two hours of torrential rain accompanied by strong winds on Tuesday, flooded some communities in the Assin South and North Districts of the Central Region. The affected communities were Besease, Mempeasem, Pop-site, Domeabra, Nsuakyire and Kwataa. At Assin Besease and Ando, river “Okye” the biggest river in the area... Read more
South Africa: Environmental Affairs to Probe Recycled Bag Claims
  The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not. The department has noted with concern an article in the Sunday Times recently which claims that “millions of branded plastic supermarket carrier bags claimed... Read more
Ghana and South africa sign MoU on environment
Ghana and South Africa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate in environmental management, and natural resources and conservation. The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng signed on behalf of Ghana, while the High Commissioner of the South African High Commission in Accra,... Read more