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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity
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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity

Sandy Sandoval - May 15, 2019

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's South Pacific is a corner of paradise, named the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its striking natural setting.…

IPBES issues dire report on climate change: Effects accelerating, impacts measured
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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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’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding
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Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 30, 2019

The Corcovado Foundation is Costa Rica’s lone representative as a finalist for international funding through the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for…

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…

Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea
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Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea

Sandy Sandoval - November 28, 2018

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity. These breathtaking underwater structures are created by a legion of tiny mega builders…

Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk
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Conservation
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Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk

Elizabeth Lang - September 14, 2017

After a year of hard work, the Costa Rican NGO Rutas Naturbanas has eagerly announced that construction is set to begin on the first stretch of the project's…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project
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Conservation
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Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project

L. Arias - May 19, 2017

The Environment Ministry’s Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has ordered the immediate suspension of all work at a pineapple farming project in the southern Pacific region until the developer…

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