Groundwater samples in the Taifa area of the Ga East District in the Greater Accra Region were sampled and analysed for physicochemical and bacteriological quality. Physicochemical properties of the samples were generally satisfactory and within the World Health Organization guideline values.
This study was conducted at Ahyiresu Naturalist Centre closer to Nsawam/Aburi (latitude 5º5’0’’ North and longitude 0º 16’ 0’’ West) located within the Southern Forest Savannah Transition Zone (SSFSTZ) where conversion of original of original forest lands into agriculture especially pineapple monocrop farming is predominant.
The concern of the general public and environmental scientists on the effect of heavy metal in the use of Municipal Waste Compost in crop production necessitated this study. The aim was to investigate heavy metal species in compost and its derivatives and their effect on soil and maize crop uptake following first and second cropping.
Inundation and the episodic flooding caused by spring tide in low-lying coasts are expected to exacerbate as a result of sea level rise caused by global warming. Both human development and natural habitats are at risk. The coastal terrain may become inundated, beaches eroded, coastal infrastructure damaged and people injured or displaced. Sea level rise is a significant and growing threat to the coastal communities of Dansoman in Accra due to its low lying terrain.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) are hydrophobic organic pollutants that are ubiquitously distributed in the environment from petrogenic, pyrogenic and biogenic sources as a result of combustion. The aim of this study is to assess the concentrations of PAHs in soils at the Tema heavy industrial area.
Forests in Ghana continue to be degraded at a rapid rate due to over logging, mining, inappropriate methods of farming, bushfires and poor edaphic factors. These degraded lands are now being used productively through reforestation on small scale by private individuals and on large scale by logging companies as conditionality in the acquisition of timber Utilization Contract.
Air quality assessment was done in a thermal power producing area in Ghana called Aboadze from the period of October 2008 to March 2009. This coastal village of Aboadze is located 15km east of Takoradi, the capital town of the Western region of Ghana. This research determined the levels of the oxides of nitrogen (NOx), sulphur dioxide (SO2), particulate matter (PM10) and noise in the ambient environment.
Cocoa and mixed food crop agroforests are common farming systems undertaken in parts of the Eastern region that ensures sustainable land-use, conserve biodiversity and stores considerable amount of carbon. The study aimed at investigating the role of cocoa and mixed food crop agroforests in the conservation of biodiversity and sustainable agriculture in the Atewa and Fanteakwa districts.