The National Environment Service (NES) is encouraging the public to get creative in their participation of this year’s ‘Clean up the World Day’ this Friday – whether that be through recycling, tree planting, or showing their support towards an environmental community project.
Islands in both the Southern and Northern groups have highlighted the effects of climate change to their everyday lives and the solutions they have had to come up with, especially to address the issue of food security.
A new study on Atiu has found evidence of exploratory voyages to the Southern Cook Islands up to three hundred years earlier than previously thought and well before first settlement. The research has been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA and is summarised here for Cook Islands News by lead scientist, Professor David Sear.
An announcement on expected timeframes on the decision-making process on four exploration licence applications by companies that have expressed interest in the nation’s deep sea mineral resources will be made within the coming weeks.