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Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
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Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

The Tico Times - December 20, 2019

Costa Rica's Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has suspended for environmental reasons a project that opponents argued could have permanently damaged the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the…

‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment

Anna Pelegri / AFP - December 12, 2019

Nature can contribute 30% of the solutions in the fight against global warming, says the Minister of Environment of Costa Rica, the architect of a new coalition…

‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet

Marlowe Hood / AFP - December 5, 2019

Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our…

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