Exclude Atewa Forest from intended bauxite mining  now -Concern Citizens of Atewa tell government

 A group calling itself Concern Citizens of Atewa Landscape  has called on the Government of Ghana to exclude  Atewa Forest Reserve from its intended integrated Bauxite industry development.   According to the group, besides Densu,Birim and Ayensu rivers taking their sources from the forest , Atewa Forest provides estimated current…

Ghana moves to reduce carbon emission

  Ghana has adopted re-afforestation as one of the main activities for the Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) to reduce carbon emissions. To this end, a number of young people are being engaged by government to grow trees in most parts of the country, Mr Peter Abum Sarkodie, Executive Director of…

Second hand Vehicles to be banned as Ghana moves to implement vehicle fuel economy standards

Ghana’s  Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in collaboration with the UN Environment and other partner agencies, and Ministries of Transport, and Energy, and the Drivers and Vehicle Licensing Authority have succesfuly undertaken an inventory on the vehicular fleet and inspection evolutions in Ghana from 2005 to 2016 as part of steps to…

Water challeges in Ghana to worsen if Govt goes ahead to mine bauxite in Atewa Forest – AROCHA
An International environmental stewardship organization subsidiary in Ghana , AROCHA Ghana  ,working in conservation, environmental education and sustainable agriculture is predicting severe water crises in the Country should government goes ahead to mine bauxite in the Atewa Forest Reserve in the Eastern Region .   The Atewa Forest Reserve... Read more
Judge goes wild ,No bail for illegal miners
 The Presiding Judge of Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ ,Her Honour Mercy Adei Kotei has refused to grant bail to any illegal miners put before her court after several illegal miners jumped bail . The Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ is one of the Courts set up across the Country by... Read more
Water stress scare hits Ghana,Consumers  advised to conserve water
  There is fear of imminent water stress and scarcity in Ghana hence Ghanaians have been advised to conserve water through judicious usage to help mitigate the impact particularly during the dry season.   Experts have warned that,given the rate of pollution and destruction of water bodies in the... Read more
Forestry Commission collaborates with Communities to protect Forest Reserves
 The Eastern Regional Manager of  Forestry Commission ,Yaw Atuahene Nyako, says the commission has increased its informant network  to get timely and accurate information about the operations of illegal miners who sneak into the forest reserves in the region particularly the Atewa Forest. It follows continue invasion of the Atewa... Read more
MDCEs charged to be serious about galamsey fight as district committees inaugurated in Kibi
Municipal and District Chief Executives  have been  warned not to  joke with the fight  against illegal mining in order not to incur the wrath of President Akufo-Addo. According to the minister for Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong Boateng the President is resolute and serious about the fight against... Read more
EPA asked to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into  agriculture
Mr Salifu Saeed, the Northern Regional Minister has advised the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to remain committed to work effectively to mainstream sustainable land and water resources into agriculture. This, he said would lead to the increase in productivity of agriculture land, forests and water resources to reduce poverty... Read more
Ethiopia: Nation to Restore Over 20 Mln Ha Forest Landscape
Photo: The Ethiopian Herald (File photo). By Genet Fekade ADDIS ABABA — Ethiopia has planned ambitious programs of forest landscape restoration to resuscitate more than 20 million hectares of degraded forest landscapes within the next 20 years, The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change disclosed. In an exclusive... Read more
War isn’t just bad for people — it harms wild animals, too
By Karin Brulliard A baby mountain gorilla in the Sabyinyo Mountains of Rwanda. (Ivan Lieman/AFP/Getty Images) As if we needed another argument against war, here goes: It’s bad for wild animals. This is true even with low-level conflict, and it’s especially true if the conflict repeats or drags on, according... Read more
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... Read more
Forest,Water bodies crucial for Survival so must be protected-Minister
  Professor Frimpong Boateng, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation has said forest and water bodies are fundamental to human survival and must be protected from wanton destruction by illegal gold miners. He said the forest and its biodiversity were sources of drugs to treat diseases, as... Read more