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

Slothy Sunday: Happy nap time November!
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Happy nap time November!

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 3, 2019

Happy Slothy Sunday! It’s November, so we’re expressing our gratitude for things that have brought us joy this year. Our list so far: Sloths, naps and good…

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…

Slothy Sunday: Sloth Ironman Games raise money, awareness for sloth conservation
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Sloth Ironman Games raise money, awareness for sloth conservation

Nate Doughty - October 27, 2019

At Toucan Rescue Ranch, it is the sloths that take center stage — especially during the  Sloth Ironman Games. Now in its fourth year, this year's competition…

[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…

Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cocos Island earns worldwide ‘Blue Park’ distinction from Marine Conservation Institute

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 24, 2019

Costa Rica's Cocos Island has been designated as a "Blue Park" by the Marine Conservation Institute, the organization announced this week. The distinction highlights "the world's best…

Slothy Sunday: Happy International Sloth Day!
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Happy International Sloth Day!

Toucan Rescue Ranch - October 20, 2019

Today, animal lovers, especially sloth lovers, rejoice! It is not only a very Slothy Sunday but also, International Sloth Day. The Toucan Rescue Ranch could not be…

CNE evaluating damages after heavy rains in Guanacaste
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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CNE evaluating damages after heavy rains in Guanacaste

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 16, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) has begun evaluating damages after heavy rainfall damaged infrastructure and forced some evacuations in northern Costa Rica. In the province of Guanacaste,…

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