Environment

Taking a stand against plastic litter

Tuesday September 04, 2018

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.

Palau can teach us some lessons

Saturday September 01, 2018

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. 

Call for action on water safety

Saturday September 01, 2018

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has called an urgent meetings to discuss water safety guidelines and an improvement in the handling of visitor safety.

To deal with a recent case of chicken pox on the island Pa Teuraa mixed up a blend of noni leaves, chilli and cider vinegar. 

Lagoon check results out soon

Thursday August 30, 2018

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.

Clam thieves strike again

Wednesday August 29, 2018

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.

Beach clean makes an impact

Monday August 27, 2018

This weekly column is supplied by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with environmental and conservation issues of interest to the Cook Islands.

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