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UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts
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UN commends Costa Rica for decarbonization efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 25, 2021

António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on Thursday commended Costa Rica for its ongoing decarbonization efforts.  Thursday marked the second anniversary of the National Decarbonization Plan,…

No single-use plastics in Costa Rica national parks starting Feb. 25
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Costa Rica
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No single-use plastics in Costa Rica national parks starting Feb. 25

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2021

Costa Rica will forbid the entry of single-use plastics to its national parks starting February  25, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) said. According to SINAC,…

Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica celebrates U.S. support of global environmental plan

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2021

U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an Executive Order that, in part, commits the country to taking bold steps regarding environmental conservation. "The United States and…

After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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After year of inaction, international community meets to protect biodiversity

Anna PELEGRI / AFP - January 11, 2021

The international community meets Monday at a summit in Paris on biodiversity, dedicated to intensifying and launching new conservation plans after a year of almost total inaction.…

One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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One Planet Summit kickstarts year of crucial environment talks

AFP - January 9, 2021

Global leaders will try to reignite international environmental diplomacy on Monday, with a biodiversity summit that launches a critical year for efforts to stem the devastating effects…

Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s electric grid powered by 98% renewable energy for 6th straight year

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 18, 2020

The Government of Costa Rica expects the country will generate more than 99% of its electric energy from renewable resources in 2020. That means Costa Rica will…

President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project
Environment
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Environment
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President Carlos Alvarado vetoes Costa Rica’s controversial trawling project

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 30, 2020

President Carlos Alvarado on Friday announced that he has vetoed a project that would have authorized trawl fishing in Costa Rican waters. "It is my responsibility to…

Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rican Congress approves controversial trawling law

AFP - October 23, 2020

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Thursday approved a controversial law authorizing trawl fishing, a method questioned by environmentalists and small-scale fishermen who fear the destruction of marine…

Effects of Climate Change on Costa Rica Coffee
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Coffee
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Effects of Climate Change on Costa Rica Coffee

STEVEN HODEL - October 11, 2020

Coffee has played an intrinsic role in Costa Rican culture for the better part of 200 years. It is one of the largest exports from Costa Rica…

Authorities tell Ponderosa Adventure Park to stop animal reproduction, feeding tours, selfies
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Authorities tell Ponderosa Adventure Park to stop animal reproduction, feeding tours, selfies

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 25, 2020

The National System of Conservation Areas, part of the Environment Ministry, has informed Ponderosa Adventure Park in Guanacaste that it must make changes in order to comply…

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