Seabed mining is ‘greener’

Thursday June 18, 2020

Cook Islands says its plans to mine the ocean floor to “harvest” polymetallic nodules are the world’s greenest option.

Trees’ new lease of life

Tuesday June 16, 2020

Well-loved toa trees in front of Takitumu primary school have been saved from the axe – for now.

When a tourist found little Ponu in the harbour, the green sea turtle was white.

Pristine waters’ lesson

Friday June 12, 2020

Australia High Commissioner says his nation can learn from Cook Islands’ care for ocean. 

For the first time in more than 100 years, natural light grandly shines through the grove of utu trees on the main road Upper Tupapa.

Miracle turtle Ponu is to be released into the wild on Sunday – and our children are determined she won’t face the same threats that kill other turtles.

Seabed mining is the equivalent of Covid-19 to the health of our ocean, says the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations.

Beauty of the ocean

Tuesday June 09, 2020

On World Oceans Day countries around the globe celebrate and honour the ocean, while coming up with ways to protect and restore it to its beautiful natural state.

OPINION: Cook Islands Library and Museum curator Jean Mason is passionate about the conservation of trees. She believes that if we can identify trees, especially tupuna trees, they can be pruned to make sure they live on for hundreds of years.

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