The Ministry of Agriculture says early detection and fast emergency response will be necessary to eradicate a new breed of coconut rhinoceros’ beetles.
OPINION: Many of us would have heard or seen young climate change activist Greta Thunberg’s “how dare you” speech at the United Nations.
Pacific Energy has failed to locate the leak in its diesel pipeline from the Avatiu wharf, leaving locals concerned about ongoing smell and environmental damage.
Community and friendship between Australian and local girl guides has given way to a noble cause and unexpected adventure in the Cook Islands.
The location of diesel pipeline leak slowly seeping into Avatiu harbour is thought to be by the Are Tapaeanga shelter at the main entrance on the western side.
The impact of carbon emissions from undersea mining hadn’t previously been assessed, writes Gerald McCormack, from the Natural Heritage Trust. He analyses the risk and advises a precautionary approach.