Environment

Terangi the turtle recovers

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

Te Ara O Te Onu Cook Islands has released the endangered Hawksbill turtle named Terangi that was found trapped in a fishing net, into the lagoon in Tikioki, after a short “staycation” in the salt water pool at Ocean Escape Resort.

Environment


Tips and tricks to achieving an eco-friendly school year

Saturday 23 January 2021 | Written by Te Ipukarea Society | Published in Environment, National

With school starting on Monday, we have put together some tips on how students can reduce the amount of waste an individual can create, particularly when it comes to lunch waste.

Environment


PM welcomes Biden decision on climate change

Friday 22 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

Prime Minister Mark Brown yesterday welcomed the United States’ commitment to re-join the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Environment


Beneath the surface, you’re beautiful

Saturday 16 January 2021 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in Environment, National

The owner of a local dive shop has spotted new coral growth off the coast near Nikao, which he believes indicates progress in rehabilitating Rarotonga's lagoon and coastal environment.

Environment


Demos urgent plea for lagoon action

Tuesday 12 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Environment, National

The Opposition Democratic Party is accusing the Government of inaction in rehabilitating Muri Lagoon, which is often described as one of the top tourist draws in Rarotonga.

Environment


Turning crisis into opportunity?

Monday 11 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

While Covid-19 appears to have given earth time to heal, some governments are reportedly using the pandemic to hurt conservation efforts across the globe.

Environment


The invertebrate biodiversity expedition on Raemaru

Saturday 9 January 2021 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

In December, author Gerald McCormack, who is also the director of the Cook Islands Natural Heritage Trust joined Joseph Brider of the Trust, Maja Poeschko and Kirby Morejohn on an expedition to the top of Raemaru.

Environment


Connecting youths to their environment

Saturday 9 January 2021 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

A local non-government organisation is running a programme to help connect Cook Islands youth with nature.

Environment


Poor water quality in Muri lagoon persists

Wednesday 6 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Environment, National

Poor water quality continues to affect the lagoon as the seasonal weather conditions that led to the deterioration continue to persist.

Environment


Muri in hot water

Saturday 2 January 2021 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Environment, National

Muri lagoon is in dire condition as environmental conditions combined with human activity have resulted in the sudden death of marine life and a warning to residents to avoid swimming in the area.

Environment


Residents advised to avoid swimming in Muri lagoon

Thursday 31 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Environment, National

Government is advising residents to avoid swimming and the harvesting of seafood in Muri Lagoon.

Environment


Marine resources ministry investigate coral bleaching

Saturday 19 December 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Environment, National

The Ministry of Marine Resources (MMR) is investigating a number of incidents of bleached corals occurring in several islands.

Environment


Steps to ban ‘highly toxic’ pesticides

Tuesday 8 December 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, Health, National

The Pesticides Board will start registration of all pesticides imported into the Cook Islands by both commercial and non-commercial entities.

Environment


Government's ecological report challenged

Tuesday 8 December 2020 | Written by Katrina Lintonbon | Published in Environment, National

Community water lobby group Te Vai Ora Maori is questioning key findings from a government funded ecological report after a six-day field study was conducted in January. Community water lobby group Te Vai Ora Maori is questioning key findings from a government funded ecological report after a six-day field study was conducted in January.

Environment


Working together to create the next national blueprint

Friday 4 December 2020 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in Environment, National

More than 200 people turned out at the national “Our Cook Islands Legacy National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ Forum” at the Domes yesterday.

Environment


Building ‘our’ Cook Islands Legacy together

Wednesday 2 December 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

All Cook Islanders are invited to help build the Cook Islands Legacy during a national forum to develop the Cook Islands National Sustainable Development Agenda 2020+ on Thursday.

Environment


Building resilience against climate change

Wednesday 25 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

Climate Change Cook Islands says the people of Pukapuka are at the forefront of climate change.

Environment

Algae growth in Rarotonga's streams is baffling officials

Thursday 19 November 2020 | Written by Emmanuel Samoglou | Published in Environment, National

Fertiliser use in crop and livestock farming, animal droppings, septic tank seepage, and soil run-off into streams from land clearing activities have been cited as potential causes of excessive algae growth.

Environment


Cook Islands receives $17.6 million grant to fight climate change

Thursday 12 November 2020 | Written by Supplied | Published in Environment, National

The Cook Islands is set to receive a second grant from the Green Climate Fund (GCF), boosting its climate change mitigation efforts.

Environment


‘Turtles like to nest in peace, don’t disturb them’, says local conservation group

Wednesday 11 November 2020 | Written by Losirene Lacanivalu | Published in Environment, National

It’s that time of the year again when sea turtles come ashore to lay their eggs, and a local conservation group is spreading awareness to ensure they can carry out their important work in peace.

Environment


1  2  3  4  5    84  Next »