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…

Modern-day Mowgli: Indian toddler forges bond with monkeys
He is still too young to talk, but a two-year-old Indian boy has become a modern-day Mowgli and a subject of local intrigue after befriending a gang of langur monkeys. Samarth Bangari’s unusual friendship was discovered when the youngster was spotted alone in his village in southern India playing... Read more
Forestry Commission signs agreement with four institutions for landscape restoration
The Forestry Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four institutions to undertake landscape restoration in the Tain II Forest Reserve and its fringe areas. The MoU with Form Ghana Limited, Form International, the Berekum Traditional Council and the Berekum Municipal Assembly covers a four-year period, from... Read more
Safe Water network seeks support to provide 1000 communities with water
SAFE WATER Network, a US-based Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) with its branch in Ghana is calling on Government and other NGOs to support its quest in providing safe water to over 1000 communities in the country. According to Safe Water Network, which has been operating in the country for the... Read more
Atmospheric heat expected to drop with start of dry season
The atmospheric heat currently being experienced in the southern part of the country, is expected to drop with the beginning of the harmattan season. The dry or harmattan season is expected to start around the beginning of December in Southern Ghana, which is at the moment transitioning from the... Read more
Germany committed to dealing with Climate Change in W/A
Mr Hans-Hagle Sander, Deputy Head of Mission at the German Embassy has said dealing with climate change has become a key element of Germany’s efforts to develop business with West Africa. He said many German organisations, were carrying out various activities and programmes in West Africa, especially in Ghana,... 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
Experts discuss ways to deal with rising water pollution
  The first ever ‘science café’, which provided the platform for environmentalists, sociologists and research scientists to discuss effective ways to deal with the growing water pollution has ended in Kumasi. It was organized by the College of Science, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in response... Read more
U/E: Residents vow to resist rosewood felling; chief unhappy with Lands Minister directive
  Community Resources Management Areas (CREMA) members in Kayaro and Nakong in the Kassena Nankana West District of the Upper East Region say they will resist any attempt by any person or company assigned by the Forestry Commission to fell rosewood trees in the area and are ready to... Read more
An Encounter with White-nape mangabey in the Cape Three Points Forest Reserve
  It is a beautiful sight to behold the thick forest of Cape Three Point with its stratified canopies, you immediately feel the warmth greeting you as you make an entrance.   Sounds so comforting and sometimes scary like that of a horror movie could be heard from different... Read more
Timeabu residents battle with acute water shortage due to galamsey
Residents at Timeabu in the Ejisu-Juabeng Municipality of the Ashanti Region have been hit with an acute water crisis as result of illegal mining activities in the area. The only source of drinking water, ‘Banko’ Stream, has been polluted while the two bore-holes in the community are also faulty.... Read more