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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet
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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa shuffles into the administrative dining hall at Santa Rosa National Park, sweating in the early afternoon heat. He needs…

Costa Rica votes to ratify Paris agreement on climate change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica votes to ratify Paris agreement on climate change

L. Arias - October 4, 2016

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly voted Monday to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change. The final vote came Monday evening after lawmakers received a Supreme Court ruling stating that…

Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
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Climate Change
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?
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Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?

L. Arias - August 26, 2016

Experts from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are proposing edible seaweed as a food option in the face of water and land shortages and climate change. Research…

Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment
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Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment

Jill Replogle and Emiliana García - August 2, 2016

Several months into the rainy season, Guanacaste is green and lush again. The severe drought that afflicted the country's agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in…

Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks
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Climate Change
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Christiana Figueres sees lessons for UN leadership in climate talks

Zach Dyer - July 8, 2016

U.N. secretary-general hopeful Christiana Figueres held up her success as executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change as an example of the international organization's…

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid
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Climate Change
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ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electrical grid. The plan is to…

Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system
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Climate Change
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Legislative Assembly passes bill to jumpstart electric train system

Jill Replogle - June 8, 2016

Costa Rica’s publicly-owned rail company has been given the green light to contract with private companies to create an electric rail system that the government hopes will…

Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures
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Climate Change
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Scientists figure out why female turtles are born at higher temperatures

Sarah Kaplan | The Washington Post - May 7, 2016

In the 1980s, scientists trying to save sea turtles noticed something truly bizarre. They thought they were doing something good: rescuing eggs from vulnerable beaches and keeping…

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…

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