Fuel sale: Interdict BOST MD – Minority

The Minority in Parliament is calling for the interdiction of the Managing Director of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company Limited (BOST), Alfred Obeng, over the sale of contaminated fuel to Movenpiina Energy. According to the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), the transaction has led to a financial loss…

Frafraha residents fight EPA over ‘toxic’ rubber factory

Residents of Frafraha in Accra are accusing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of compromising on their health after a plastic recycling factory was allowed to operate in the area without permit. The residents who live near the plastic manufacturing factory at north Frafraha say the toxic fumes from the factory…

Tie and dye waste disposal worrying- Volta CNC

  Mr Emmanuel Quao, the Volta Regional Director for the Centre for National Culture (CNC) has cautioned producers of tie and dye against indiscriminate disposal of waste water. He said the practice of disposing waste from the production of tie and dye into streams and open space posed environmental and…

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Malaria ,Cholera threaten residents  due to open dumping
Residents of Amanfrom New Akusu  are likely to be strike by malaria  and cholera outbreak due to open dumping in the densely populated area of the Ashanti Region . The rains has worsened the plight of the people decomposition takes place at faster rate emitting strong odour and producing... 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
From heatwaves to hurricanes, floods to famine: seven climate change hotspots
Global warming will not affect everyone equally. Here we look at seven key regions to see how each is tackling the consequences of climate change View more sharing options By John Vidal- The Guardian It could have been the edge of the Sahara or even Death Valley, but it was the... Read more
Ghana to host Africa Scientific Renaissance Day
The Ghana Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC), under the auspices of the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, would host this year’s Africa Scientific Renaissance Day (ASRD) celebration from June 27 to 30. The ASRD is a day set aside by the African Union to remind all African governments... Read more
Satellite Data to Map Endangered Monkey Populations on Earth
  By University of Leicester A team of scientists led by the Universities of Leicester and East Anglia are leading research to protect wildlife by using satellite data to identify monkey populations that have declined through hunting. In a new article in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution, a... Read more
Use of harmful chemicals for fish preservation harmful to consumers
    Mrs Elizabeth Naa Afoley Quaye, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Development, has warned fishmongers using Monosodium Glutamate to process expired fishes to halt the practice since it is harmful to human health. She said fishmongers use monosodium glutamate on expired fish especially tilapia to let it look... Read more
UN Ocean Conference Adopts Resolution to Reduce Plastics; Industry Pushes for Waste Management
Plastic Pollution Coalition was honored to participate in the United Nations Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017, the first of its kind to be focused on the issues surrounding ocean health and marine life. In partnership with the Center for Oceanic Awareness, Research, and Education (COARE), the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation,... Read more
EPA plants 1,000 trees to Combat Desertification
A total of 1,000 cassia and mahogany seedlings have been planted along the Black Volta River near Siiro community in the Nadowli-Kaleo District of the Upper West Region. The planting of the seedlings was part of activities marking the 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought in the... Read more
Grenfell Tower fire: police raise death toll to 79
Metropolitan police say five people have been formally identified as having died in tower block blaze, and 74 are missing presumed dead The number of people dead or missing presumed dead after the Grenfell Tower firehas risen to 79, police have said. That figure may change as the search... Read more
Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia Some Ghanaian media reported that the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is scheduled for China on a 5-day official visit to be hosted by his Chinese counterpart Vice President Li Yuanchao (see: www.graphic.com.gh, June 17, 2017). Under normal circumstances, the news of Ghana’s veep planned trip... Read more