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Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica appoints climate change director as new Environment Minister

AFP and The Tico Times - August 26, 2020

Andrea Meza, who has been director of climate change for the Costa Rican government since 2015, was appointed Tuesday as Environment Minister, replacing the outgoing Carlos Manuel…

Watch: Hundreds of baby sea turtles released in Limón
Environment
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Environment
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Watch: Hundreds of baby sea turtles released in Limón

The Tico Times - August 16, 2020

More than 300 baby sea turtles were released this month by a conservation group in Moín, Limón. The "Project for the Conservation of Sea Turtles in Playa…

Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as head of the Global Environment Facility, which…

Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos marked to study route through the Pacific
Environment
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Environment
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Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos marked to study route through the Pacific

AFP and The Tico Times - March 11, 2020

Five young hammerhead sharks in the marine reserve of the Galapagos National Park (PNG) were marked with acoustic trackers that will allow researchers to know their movements,…

Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power
Electricity
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Electricity
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Costa Rica explores using the ocean to generate electric power

AFP and The Tico Times - January 27, 2020

Costa Rica, which has one of the cleanest electricity grids in the world, is exploring the possibility of using ocean waves and tides as power generators to…

Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…

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