With up to 13 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean annually, to be ingested by sea life and birds, and then through the food chain, by man, more needs to be done about the problem of plastic litter, says Te Ara Cook Islands Museum of Cultural Enterprise director Stan Wolfgramm.
The Ipukarea Society is implementing a Global Environment Facility, Small Grants Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change project in the Cook Islands, Tokelau, and Niue.
The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has called an urgent meetings to discuss water safety guidelines and an improvement in the handling of visitor safety.
The Mei Te Vai Ki Te Vai project will release full results of its environmental investigations in September, the latest project management news update says.
Cages protecting a large number of giant clam (pa’ua) have been ripped open and 16 clams, some up to 15 years old, have been stolen from their shells at the Tikioki ecotourism reserve in Muri.
The Cook Islands policy aiming for 100 per cent renewable solar energy by 2020, is expected to gain worldwide attention once a 90-minute feature documentary called Solarwind is released.
After a story in CINews last week regarding the discovery of asbestos in the remains of the burned-out Raromart building, owner Don Carlaw wants to clarify just how little of the potentially deadly substance was actually found.