Small Scale Miners to be vetted

The Inter-Ministerial Committee on Mining is set to vet all registered and trained small scale miners across the country in a bid to regularize their operations before it makes recommendations to President Nana Akufo-Addo to lift the ban on mining. This comes barely after the Committee Chaired by Prof. Kwabena…

Manage plastic waste effectively no need for ban-Cellular Toxicologist

Molecular and Cellular Toxicologist, Professor Augustine Arukwe, has advocated the effective management of plastics rather than banning them outrightly.Some environmentalists believe Ghana must go the Rwandan way by banning all plastics if the government is serious about making Accra the cleanest in Africa, but the Norway-based professor disagrees.Speaking to Class…

Government ousting customary water rights for WRC Act 1996 is why most Ghanaians drink bad water

I am getting it hard to understand why same government who robbed chiefs and traditional authorities of the ancestral or customary rights on water resources for the Water Resources Commission in 1996 has failed to manage, regulate and provide potable water for citizenry. It is sad to note from the…

Ghana government takes steps to tackle alarming forest degradation
The Government of Ghana has employed some twenty thousand (20,000) young men and women across the country to help manage the country’s forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, and halt biodiversity loss. Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover to illegal logging... Read more
Indonesia earthquake death toll hits 320
The death toll from a huge 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Indonesia’s Lombok island has climbed to over 320, officials said on Friday (Aug 10) even as relief efforts picked up pace. The national disaster mitigation agency said it had verified 321 deaths and that more than 270,000 people had been forced to... Read more
Humans have annihilated 83% of all wild mammals and half of all plants on Earth-Research
Of all the birds left in the world, 70 percent are poultry chickens and other farmed birds, a study says. It says humans occupy a tiny space when it comes to planet Earth. The weight of all 7.6 billion humans makes up just 0.01 per cent of all biomass... Read more
Residents of Akuapem- Asaman get potable Water having depended on polluted river for centuries
  Residents of Asaman in the Okere District of the Eastern Region can now heave a sigh of relief following the provision of a potable water supply by Plan International Ghana having depended on polluted river for drinking and for domestic activities for centuries. Residents say they developed various... Read more
Presby University pushes for protection of Primates in Ghana
 Presbyterian University College,Ghana (PUCG) has issued a clarion call on Government of Ghana to prioritize  conservation and protection of Wildlife in the country. The University has expressed fear over the high  poaching rate  in the country which is leading to alarming extermination of wildlife species hence most wildlife species... Read more
IESS reveals disaster risk at Adentan Municipality
  A team of first year PhD Environmental Science candidates, from the Institute for Environment and Sanitation Studies (IESS), University of Ghana, have presented their disaster risk assessment findings in the Adentan Municipality, to the Adentan Municipal Assembly. The team which comprises Messrs Francis Adarkwah, Stephen Twumasi Annan, Stephen... Read more
Ghana doubles effort to phase out Mercury
Steps are underway to get Ghana phase out items and chemicals containing mercury in line with the Minamata Convention on Mercury, an official disclosed here on Tuesday. Sam Adu-Kumi, Director for Chemicals Control and Management Centre/Registrar of Pesticides of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), stressed the need for some... Read more
Failed Sanitation Minister moved to Aviation,B/A Minister now Natural Resources Minister
The President of Ghana,Nana Akufo Addo on Thursday ,August 9,2018 made his first Ministerial reshuffle since assuming office as President in January 7,2017.   Among the Ministers reshuffled are  Kofi Adda, Member of Parliament for Navrongo constituency and former Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources, who has been moved to Minister... Read more
McDan to plant 1 million trees in Ghana
McDan Foundation ,founded by Ghanaian business magnate Mr Daniel McKorley is to plant one million trees across the country as part his contribution to replenish Ghana’s depleting forest cover which will ostensibly  tackle negative impact of Climate Change . Forestry experts have warned that Ghana risks losing its total forest cover... Read more
Hunt on for survivors as Indonesia’s quake toll climbs to 131
  KARANGPANGSOR, Indonesia (Reuters) – The death toll from last weekend’s powerful earthquake on Indonesia’s Lombok island rose to 131 on Wednesday as rescuers found more people crushed under collapsed buildings, though some still held out hope of finding survivors. “We don’t know for sure how many people are... Read more