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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050. The government presented a 10-part plan with a roadmap on how to decarbonize…

Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea

Sandy Sandoval - November 28, 2018

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity. These breathtaking underwater structures are created by a legion of tiny mega builders…

Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk
Conservation
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Conservation
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Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk

Elizabeth Lang - September 14, 2017

After a year of hard work, the Costa Rican NGO Rutas Naturbanas has eagerly announced that construction is set to begin on the first stretch of the project's…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
Conservation
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project
Conservation
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Conservation
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Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project

L. Arias - May 19, 2017

The Environment Ministry’s Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has ordered the immediate suspension of all work at a pineapple farming project in the southern Pacific region until the developer…

Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion
Conservation
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Conservation
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Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion

L. Arias - May 15, 2017

Environmental groups demonstrated Monday in San José against a permit for pineapple farming granted to a local subsidiary of the transnational company Del Monte in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers
Conservation
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Conservation
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Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers

L. Arias - April 11, 2017

Residents of Costa Rica's northern Caribbean reported a massive number of fish deaths on the Pacuare and other nearby rivers between Sunday and Monday. Mauricio Álvarez, president of the…

Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

Costa Rica submitted a document on Monday to the International Court of Justice at The Hague that lay out the arguments underpinning the $6.7 million bill the country sent…

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