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.
While the world struggles to raise $100 billion for climate action financing, frustrated Pacific leaders focus on future-proofing the islands. Lisa Williams reports from the United Nations in New York.
The simple secret behind the big climate story – and why Australia 's climate financing won't work. Lisa Williams reports from New York, for Cook Islands News.