Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

 Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at Incheon National University and Greenpeace East Asia. The study, which has been published in Environmental Science &…

Fear grips Tilapia Consumers in Ghana as 18 tons of “Chinese tilapia ” die mysteriously

There is fear among consumers of Tilapia in Ghana following mass tilapia death incident at a Chinese farm in Asutuare in the Greater Accra region . The cause of the deaths is still under laboratory investigations at the Ghana Standards Authority. The Chief Director of the Ministry of Fisheries and…

Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Pressure to end Galamsey must be intensified nationwide -IPR
The Institute of Public Relations,IPR, has said,public  outcry and media campaigns against illegal mining  menace in Ghana must be intensified nationwide to exert torrid pressure on government to deal with the menace once for all. IPR mentioned in a statement issued  Friday and signed by its President ,Elaine Sam... Read more
NGO launches programme to protect Ecosystem
The Development Institute (DI), a non-governmental organisation, has launched the Shared Resources Joint Solution (SRJS) programme in the Ho West District with the aim of, securing ecosystem, providing water, food security and climate resilience for improved livelihoods. The four-year project from 2016 to 2020 is being funded by the... Read more
Miss Earth Ghana to host colleague queens
A number of Miss Earth beauty queens from various countries are expected in Accra to assist Miss Earth Ghana 2016, Deborah Eyram Dodor, launch a project she is spearheading dubbed ‘Trash In Bin Campaign’ on Friday, April 21. The launch ceremony scheduled for the Golden Tulip Hotel in Accra,... Read more
Help save the Birim River, Bunso women appeal
  Women at Bunso, in the East-Ayem District, have made an appeal to government to help end the illegal mining menace in the area and help save the Birim River. They said because of the pollution of the water bodies in the area, they had to rely on sachet... Read more
Government to blame for destruction of environment-Illegal Miners
The wanton destruction of the environment has rather  been blamed on the government by the illegal miners  themselves stating that  members are innocent. “The Association is not a law enforcement agency thus, it cannot stop or prevent the legalities in the business” national president Ghana National Association of Small... Read more
Chiefs can’t stop galamsey – Okyenhene
It will be very difficult for any chief in Ghana to stop illegal mining commonly referred to in Ghana as galamsey. This according to the Okyenhene, Osagyefo Amoatia Ofori Panin. According to the chief, the fight is beyond traditional rulers because they do not have the power which lies... Read more
Minerals Commission  signs responsible mining MoU with Solidaridad
  The Minerals Commission has signed a Memorandum of Understanding  (MOU)  with the Solidaridad West Africa to promote responsible mining practices in small-scale gold mines. The MOU is to formalise an ongoing relationship with Solidaridad to support licensed small scale gold mining companies to operate responsibly. Solidaridad, is an... Read more
Taiwan becomes first country in Asia to ban eating of cat and dog meat
  Taiwan has passed landmark animal protection laws imposing fines for the consumption of dog and cat meat as well as jail time for those who kill and torture animals. The Animal Protection Act amendments approved by the Legislative Yuan on Tuesday punish the sale, purchase or consumption of... Read more
Queenmother wants Chief arrested over galamsey
The Queenmother of Akyem Sankubenase in the Eastern region of Ghana, Nana Antwiwaa Bosiako has called on the security agencies to arrest the Chief of the town ,Osabarima Asiedu Boafo II  ,for aiding in illegal mining activities. The Queenmother claims, the Chief connives with illegal miners outside the community... Read more
Government must support local authorities with security reinforcement and logistics to fight illegal mining -ACEP
The African Centre for Energy Policy (ACEP)  has called on the Central Government to  be on the beat to support local authorities with security reinforcement and logistics in the fight against illegal gold mining in Ghana ,adding that,as a long term solution ,government must decentralize stewardship of the environment... Read more