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Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica opens UN climate meeting with call for concrete actions

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2019

Representatives from dozens of countries, including Costa Rica, are in Spain this week for the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, also known as COP25.…

Tough Love: Re-wilding an orphaned tamandua
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Tough Love: Re-wilding an orphaned tamandua

Duncan Coleman / Toucan Rescue Ranch - December 1, 2019

My name is Duncan Coleman, and I am the surrogate father of an orphaned tamandua anteater. I grew up in Wimberley, Texas, but now I live in…

Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
Environment
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Environment
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Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

Vinicio Chacón / Semanario Universidad - November 22, 2019

By means of a resolution issued Nov. 6, the National Technical Secretariat of the Environment Ministry (SETENA) decided to avoid objections raised by environmentalists and maintains the…

Costa Rica hopes to re-use plastic as building materials for houses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica hopes to re-use plastic as building materials for houses

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 4, 2019

Costa Rica produces a lot of plastic waste. Citing figures from the Ministry of Health, Casa Presidencial says Costa Rica produces 564 tons of plastic waste each…

Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2019

The Costa Rican congress approved this week a project that regulates the use of plastics, but authorities and environmentalists criticized the limited scope of the initiative for…

Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Spain steps in to host COP25 climate summit as Greta asks for a lift

Daniel Silva / AFP - November 1, 2019

Spain will host the COP25 climate summit in December, the UN said on Friday, after Chile abandoned plans to hold it due to deadly anti-government protests. Some…

[Updated] Thousands of sea turtles come to shore in massive arribada
Environment
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Environment
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[Updated] Thousands of sea turtles come to shore in massive arribada

The Tico Times - October 26, 2019

Update: The National Wildlife Refuse of Ostional has clarified that the latest arribada was "small and atypical" and suggested social media posts showing otherwise are using footage from…

Selfie with a wild animal? Not in Costa Rica
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Selfie with a wild animal? Not in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - October 25, 2019

Costa Rica launched on Friday a campaign to discourage visitors to the country from taking selfies with wild animals, the Ministry of Environment and Energy announced. "We…

At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 9, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion. During a speech at the PreCOP 25 meetings,…

Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches special credits for electric cars, taxis and buses

AFP and The Tico Times - October 1, 2019

The three state banks of Costa Rica presented on Tuesday credit lines with preferential conditions for the purchase of electric vehicles, taxis and buses, as part of…

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