Russia finds 1,000-times normal level of radioactive isotope after nuclear incident claims

Russia’s meteorological service said on Tuesday it had measured pollution of a radioactive isotope at nearly 1,000 times normal levels in the Ural mountains, the first official Russian data supporting reports that a nuclear incident had taken place. The data appears to back up a report by the French nuclear…

At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

 At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, France, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Mexico and the Marshall Islands have joined the…

Sanitation Marshals to be appointed as Akufo-Addo launches new sanitation campaign

President Nana Akufo-Addo has launched the National Sanitation Campaign vowing to ensure it does not become a nine-day wonder. Joined by former President Jerry Rawlings at the launch at the Banquet Hall of the State House Monday, the president outlined components of the campaign including an introduction of automated sweepers. The…

Integrate the Environment into Development planining -A Rocha tells MDAs
  Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assemblies (MDAs) have been urged to integrate  environmental related issues into both short term and long term development planning programs for a sustainable Development . A-Rocha Ghana, a civil society organization focused on the protection of the environment is embarking on a sensitization exercise... Read more
Do more to help poor nations cope with climate change, IMF tells rich countries
World faces disaster if those who contributed ‘lion’s share’ to global warming don’t aid low-income countries, IMF says The International Monetary Fund has told rich countries they must do more to help poor nations cope with climate change or suffer from the weaker global growth and higher migration flows... Read more
Trump May Seek Solution on Climate Change, Macron Tells JDD
French President Emmanuel Macron, who welcomed Donald Trump to Paris two days ago to participate in Bastille Day celebrations, said the U.S. president may seek a solution over the next months for the fight against global warming. “We’ve spoken in detail on what may allow him to return into... Read more
I’ll not allow you to destroy the environment – President tells illegal miners in Kyebi
President Akufo Addo has reiterated his government’s commitment to bring to an end the illegal mining menace that has caused destruction to water bodies and the environment. The President told illegal miners in his hometown, Kibi, government will not allow them to destroy the environment with impunity, adding that government... Read more
  Space technology is the way to go in fight against environmental pollution  -NASA tells Ghana
An Associate Research Scientist at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center(GSFC) ,Dr.Richard Damoah  has called on government of Ghana to prioritize Satellite  Technology in the country’s quest to fight against environmental pollution . According to him,Space Technology has the capability to surveil the environment regardless of the topography and location... Read more
Show much interest in climate change -GII tells media
    The Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) the local chapter of Transparency International has called on the media to show much interest in climate change issues as much as they have shown in the Galamsey menace since climate change is another serious timed bomb awaiting to explode in the... Read more
Rescue Atewa Forest-GWS tells gov’t
  Mr David Tampori Dramani, the Principal Programmes Assistant at the Ghana Wildlife Society (GWS), has entreated government to as a matter of urgency curb the illegal mining (galamsy)  in the Atewa forest. He said the move would save government from the risk of importing water to meet the... Read more
Talk to your citizens to respect our laws – Hamid tells Chinese Ambassador
The Minister of information, Mustapha Hamid has told the Chinese Ambassador to Ghana that the country will  not hesitate to apply the full force of the law if any Chinese national is arrested in connection with illegal mining. The Minister’s remark comes on the heels of government’s massive showdown... Read more
Create jobs for affected illegal miners – WACAM tells Gov’t
The Wassa Association of Communities Affected by Mining (WACAM), a mining sector pressure group has advised government to create employment avenues to absorb the affected illegal miners for a more sustained fight against galamsey. The Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, John Peter Amewu has said security forces will subsequently... Read more