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IPBES issues dire report on climate change: Effects accelerating, impacts measured
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IPBES issues dire report on climate change: Effects accelerating, impacts measured

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - May 8, 2019

Although climate change has not been the main reason for the loss of biodiversity and the deterioration of ecosystems in the last 50 years, it is exacerbating…

Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That…

Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica inaugurates country’s largest solar park

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 31, 2019

Costa Rica on Saturday inaugurated the country’s largest solar park, which the government says will provide electricity to 5,000 homes. Located in Pocosol of San Carlos, Alajuela,…

Animal urine’s contribution to global warming can be reduced by restoring farmland, study says
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Climate Change
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Animal urine’s contribution to global warming can be reduced by restoring farmland, study says

Latin Clima - March 5, 2019

When cow urine falls on degraded land, it releases a lot more nitrous oxide – a powerful greenhouse gas – than if it is absorbed into healthy…

A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050. The government presented a 10-part plan with a roadmap on how to decarbonize…

Costa Rican communities fighting against 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…

Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas
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Climate Change
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Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas

Latin Clima - November 27, 2018

On November 20th, with the backing of the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity, the Latin American Alliance to…

Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact
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Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica
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Central America
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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

Immigration and environmental issues were some the main topics of discussion among participants in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit that ended Wednesday in the Costa…

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