Environment

A person who wrote to CI News complaining of the difficulty of accessing an Environmental Impact Assessment report has been the victim of a member of the public ignoring a “do not remove,” warning, says the National Environment Service (NES).

A person who wrote to CI News complaining of the difficulty of accessing an Environmental Impact Assessment report has been the victim of a member of the public ignoring a “do not remove,” warning, says the National Environment Service (NES).

Second attempt to fight pest vine

Thursday March 31, 2016

Cook Islands Ministry of Agriculture is doing another round of tests on Rarotonga to control the mile-a-minute vine that is choking bush and plantations around the island.

Pioneering scientific research to examine the value of organic farming over chemical agriculture for good soil health and climate resilience in the Pacific region will start in May.

Algae removal trial a success

Thursday March 31, 2016

The trial to scrape algae out of Muri lagoon using an excavator has been a success, says Chamber of Commerce president Stephen Lyon.

This week the high profile actor’s foundation announced it is donating almost $NZ1.5 million to help finance the first-ever “debt for oceans conservation swap,” which will benefit ocean protection efforts in the Seychelles, a tiny African nation of 115 small islands in the Indian Ocean off of East Africa.

Lagoon weed pilot productive

Friday March 18, 2016

Efforts to remove algae in Muri lagoon using an excavator are producing the desired effect, says Chamber of Commerce president Stephen Lyon.

Wriggly worms play a vital role in our environment.

Wriggly worms play a vital role in our environment.

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