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…

Illegal mining is affront to God -Prophet
  A renowned Prophet with Omega House Chapel -Assemblies of God Church in Koforidua in the Eastern region ,Prophet Albert Asihene Arjarquah has described the wanton destruction of the environment as affront against God,the creator of the universe . The man of God explained to Environmental News Agency (ENA)... Read more
Our zero moral based laws cannot stop galamsey -ILAPI
  Mr. Bismark Peter Kwofie, President, Institute for Liberty And Policy Innovation (ILAPI), says only a well thought out moral imperative strategy that makes illegal mining unattractive can halt the marauding phenomenon in Ghana. “The easiest way to solve a problem is to pass a flat law. And after... Read more
Galamseyers desecrate cemetery, re-bury corpses in mass grave
Illegal miners are reported to have mined the community cemetery at Kukuaville near Bameanko in the Nzema East Municipal Assembly of the Western Region in an overnight operation.   They have consequently reburied the exhumed bodies and bones in a mass grave to pave way for their activities. Reports... Read more
The Crucified Environment must resurrect in Ghana
  Christians worldwide are celebrating Easter.A period Christians observe the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ who was crucified to save humanity from our sins.   This solemn period requires Christians to turn away from their sins including Eco-crimes which has risen over the decades.Ghanaian Christians cannot be exempted... Read more
South Africa: Environmental Affairs to Probe Recycled Bag Claims
  The Department of Environmental Affairs says it will probe reports that some plastic supermarket carrier bags, which claim to be recycled, are allegedly not. The department has noted with concern an article in the Sunday Times recently which claims that “millions of branded plastic supermarket carrier bags claimed... Read more
Elephant Kills Woman in Queen Elizabeth National Park
Residents of Nyamuhika I cell Nyabubare parish, Nyamuhika I cell in Bwambara Sub-county in Rukungiri District were left in shock after their colleagues was killed by an elephant. Hadija Tumuhirwe, 45, was attacked by the elephant on April 12, 2017 in Queen Elizabeth National park. The Rukungiri District police... Read more
Forest Reserve turned into charcoal production centre
The Asolompiiro Forest Reserve, one of the largest forest reserves in the Bongo District of the Upper East Region, has been turned to a charcoal production centre and a grazing place for cattle. This was discovered by the Paramount Chief of the Bongo Traditional area, Naba Lemyaarum Baba Salifu,... Read more
Chief Justice designates 14 “Galamsey Courts” to fight mining offences
The Chief Justice has designated 14 courts (7 High Courts and 7 Circuit Courts) to deal with all mining offences committed under the Minerals and Mining Act, Act 703. A statement issued by the Judicial Secretary, Justice Alex B. Poku-Acheampong said the designation of the courts by C.J. Georgina... Read more
Tracking fish “from sea to plate” to keep illegal catches out of global supply chains
 An FAO-led push to establish internationally agreed standards that can guide the development of catch documentation schemes aimed at keeping illegally caught fish off store-shelves and consumers’ plates has taken an important step forward. A set of draft Voluntary Guidelines on Catch Documentation Schemes was last week unanimously adopted... Read more
Chinese illegal Miners denied bail
Three Chinese nationals and their three Ghanaian accomplices arrested for illegally mining at Denkyira, a village near Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region have again been remanded into Police Custody  when reappeared before court on Wednesday. The Prosecutor, Superintendent Kofi Bragogyi  prayed to court to remand the suspects for the... Read more