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…

Mercury content in Kyebi is higher than WHO approved level
  Mr Johan Zietsman, Lead Researcher for the Kyebi Reclamation Project, has said the mercury content in some mining sites in Kyebi in the Eastern Region is 2,000 times higher than the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) permissible level. The researcher who works with the Eco Sika Ghana Limited Gold... Read more
Global warming may be more severe than expected by 2100: study
OSLO (Reuters) – World temperatures could rise 15 percent more than expected this century, obliging governments to make deeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to limit global warming, scientists said on Wednesday. Average surface temperatures could increase up to 0.5 degree Celsius (0.9 Fahrenheit) more than previously projected by... Read more
Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400
 More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. State television said more than 407... Read more
E/R:Operation Vanguard Taskforce on rampage ,set ablaze more than 10 excavators
Information gathered  indicates that the  Operation vanguard taskforce in the Eastern region on Monday invaded   Extra Gold company,fired several gunshots and  set ablaze  about 3 excavators and three pumping machines at Akyem Banso in Kwarbeng. The taskforce also invaded the mining sites of other  miners working under lease... Read more
More than 80 arrested in one week of Operation Vanguard clamp down
  The national anti-galamsey taskforce, Operation Vanguard, says it has arrested more than 80 suspects in the massive clamp down on the menace. Commander of the taskforce, Colonel William Agyapong told Joy FM Super Morning Show Monday, initial screening shows they are all Ghanaians. He said the suspects were... Read more
Air pollution more harmful to children in cars than outside, warns top scientist
  Exclusive: Walking or cycling to school is better for children’s health as cars are ‘boxes collecting toxic gases’ says David King. Children are at risk of dangerous levels of air pollution in cars because exposure to toxic air is often far higher inside than outside vehicles, a former... Read more
Countries and groups commit to halt ocean degradation  More than 600
commitments have been received at the Ocean Conference underway at the United Nations (UN) Headquarters in New York with a pledge to take action to improve the health of the ocean. The voluntary commitments, including countries, businesses and civil society groups, have been recorded and more are expected at... Read more
Climate Change Altering the Arctic Faster Than Expected
      Published: April 25th, 2017  By Brian Kahn Evidence continues to mount that climate change has pushed the Arctic into a new state. Skyrocketing temperatures are altering the essence of the region, melting ice on land and sea, driving more intense wildfires, altering ocean circulation and dissolving... Read more
Weedicide causes more harm than good-Chief Farmer
  Mr Abbey Samuel Kwame, the Chief Farmer of Okurase community in the Upper-West Akyem Constituency of the Eastern Region has expressed displeasure about the negative impacts of weedicides on farmers. Speaking to Ghana News Agency, Mr Abbey said continuous application of weedicide especially for four days on the... Read more
Vital groundwater depleted faster than ever
  Global use of irreplaceable groundwater is exhausting the supply so fast that researchers say it will drive up food prices and hit international trade. LONDON, 2 April, 2017 – China, the world’s most populous country, doubled within just 10 years its use of irreplaceable groundwater from underground reservoirs... Read more