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New York at the center of the fight against climate change
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Climate Change
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New York at the center of the fight against climate change

Ivan Couronne / AFP and The Tico Times - September 17, 2019

Environmental activists will meet in New York on Friday for a demonstration and a youth summit, with the goal of pressuring world leaders gathered at the UN…

Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it
Conservation
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Conservation
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Puma spotted in Escazú; here’s what to do if you see it

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 10, 2019

The National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) says that residents of Escazú canton, west of San José, have reported seeing a puma near populated areas in recent…

Protecting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity:  It’s a bug’s life
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Protecting Costa Rica’s Biodiversity: It’s a bug’s life

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
Climate Change
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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
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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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
Climate Change
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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
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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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
Conservation
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Conservation
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Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk

The Tico Times - 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
Conservation
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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…