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French town sets precedent for life after coal
Environment
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Environment
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French town sets precedent for life after coal

Pilar Assefh and Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 10, 2019

Loos-en-Gohelle is a town in the north of France whose coal mines were active for 150 years. After the last mine closed in the 1990s, unemployment and…

Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change

Latin Clima - February 2, 2019

Costa Rica decided to take the challenge of decarbonizing its economy, for which the transportation sector represents a fundamental challenge, followed by the solid waste sector. Inventories…

Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica
Environment
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Environment
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Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 1, 2018

Earlier this year, several major companies banned plastic straws due to environmental concerns. But it’s difficult to eliminate straws without something to replace them. That’s where Sorbos…

New competition will fund green projects for small companies
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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New competition will fund green projects for small companies

Alissa Grosskopf - September 5, 2018

The Promoter of External Trade of Costa Rica (PROCOMER) and the Costa Rica United States Foundation for Cooperation (CRUSA) have joined forces to launch a new contest…

Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions

AFP - June 6, 2018

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado ordered Tuesday that Costa Rica restrict the use of plastic in public institutions to reduce pollution. Alvarado and the Minister of Environment…

Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics
Environment
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Environment
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Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics

Magdalena López - March 27, 2018

Jacó blogger Magdalen López writes about the Central Pacific beach community's efforts as part of a growing nationwide movement in Costa Rica to reduce or eliminate single-use…

Costa Rica adopts electric transport law to reduce emissions
Energy
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Energy
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Costa Rica adopts electric transport law to reduce emissions

AFP - January 26, 2018

Costa Rica adopted a new law Thursday to incentivize electric transport with a long-term view to eliminating hydrocarbon-powered vehicles in the country, responsible for most of Costa…

Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!
Environment
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Environment
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Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!

AFP - November 21, 2017

Costa Rica has hit a major milestone: 300 days of renewable energy use, cracking its previous record of 299 days in 2015. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

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