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Environment

This weekly column is contributed by Te Ipukarea Society. It deals with conservation and environment matters of interest to the Cook Islands.

Climate change finance on COP24 agenda

Saturday December 08, 2018

Funding for both mitigating climate change and adapting to its impacts continues to be an important issue for the Cook Islands at the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP24), now being held in Katowice, Poland.

Negotiating for a better future...

Wednesday December 05, 2018

The Cook Islands voice is being put forward at the UN Climate Change conference in Katowice, Poland by a strong team of experienced negotiators. 

Blue invader no threat to humans

Thursday November 29, 2018

Thousands of small blue jellyfish-like creatures known as “By-the-Wind Sailor” were spotted washed ashore along the beach between the Fishing Club and Club Raro yesterday.

‘Consultation’ concerns TIS

Monday November 26, 2018

For the past few weeks the Sea Bed Minerals Commission has been conducting public consultations, and some closed workshops, about the Government’s proposal to tender for exploration licences for seabed mining early in 2019. 

Action on illegal dump falters

Monday November 26, 2018

Efforts by the National Environment Service to take action over an illegal dump in Akaoa No1 Road appear to have become mired in bureaucracy.

Mining talk horrifies visitor

Wednesday November 21, 2018

A visitor who says he overheard two conversations last week between a group of Americans as to how they could best take advantage of seabed mining in the Cook Islands, says he was so disturbed by the conversations, he decided to go public with them.

Who said picking up and separating your trash wasn’t fun?

Conference focuses on plastics

Wednesday November 14, 2018

Research shows that if nothing changes, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish by 2050.

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