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…

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  E/R :Court fines two chainsaw operators  ghc4600 for sawing trees in Atewa Forest
The Kwarbeng District Magistrate Court  in the Eastern region has convicted two illegal  chainsaw operators to a total fine of Ghc4,600 and in default serve eight months prison sentence each with hard labour . The Court has also confiscated the Chainsaw Machine and the lumbers . The two convicts,Kwasi... Read more
Two illegal loggers arrested in Atewa forest 
Two persons have been arrested by a joint team of Police and Forestry Commission rangers over illegal lumbering of economic trees in the Atewa Forest Reserve . The petrol team of the Forestry Commission while embarking on normal surveillance operation in the forest detected the two suspects smuggling the... Read more
Each region to get two waste treatment plants – Sanitation Minister hints
Ghana has been grappling with waste management over the years owing to indiscriminate disposal of refuse and poor waste collection systems. Over four thousand metric tonnes of waste is said to be generated on daily basis across the country, mostly in city centres. In 2015, the country was ranked... Read more
Two Chinese, others fined Gh¢8k for lumbering Rosewood
A Wa Circuit Court has fined two Chinese and two Ghanaians a total of 8,000 Ghana cedis for illegally transporting Rosewood. The convicts, Jian Hua, 38, Luo Da Fa, 30, both Chinese, Mohammed Yusif, a 36-year-old driver in Tema and Issa Bakoro, 30. The four were arrested by personnel... Read more
Plan Int. Ghana provides two  rural communities potable water
Plan International Ghana has provided potable drinking water to two rural communities to mitigate water stress bane in the communities. The beneficial communities are; Mintakrom and Amahi-Nkwanta both is Akuapem North Municipality of the Eastern region . Commissioning the Mechanised borehole Projects Friday, the Eastern Program Unit Manager of Plan... Read more
Two defiant illegal miners busted
  The Anyinam District Police Command in the Eastern region has arrested two illegal miners  for defiantly engaging in illegal mining despite a ban on the illicit activity . The Police has also confiscated an excavator which was being used by the suspects. The two have been put before... 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
China probe uncovers environment breaches at two-thirds of firms – ministry
  More than two thirds of the companies investigated by China in its latest campaign against pollution have violated environmental rules, a environment ministry official told a briefing on Friday. China launched a campaign earlier this month aimed at “normalising compliance” in 28 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, a... Read more