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The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2019

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, hosted a climate summit Monday for world leaders to revise their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These are the current…

Watch: Thousands of sea turtles come to shore in massive arribada
Environment
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Environment
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Watch: Thousands of sea turtles come to shore in massive arribada

The Tico Times - September 23, 2019

Thousands of sea turtles came ashore Sunday in the latest arribada, a mass nesting that can last several days. Watch a video of the spectacular event at…

Watch: President Carlos Alvarado speaks at Climate Week in New York City
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Watch: President Carlos Alvarado speaks at Climate Week in New York City

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 23, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado was a featured speaker Monday at Climate Week NYC, a weeklong event in partnership with the United Nations that focuses on environmental…

28 days until the fourth annual Sloth Ironman Games!
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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28 days until the fourth annual Sloth Ironman Games!

Ally Chamberlin / Toucan Rescue Ranch - September 22, 2019

Have you heard of the BIGGEST sporting event of 2019? Nope, it’s not the Masters. It’s not Wimbledon. It’s not even the World Cup. It’s the 4th…

UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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UN names Costa Rica as ‘Champion of the Earth’ for environmental efforts

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 20, 2019

The United Nations has selected Costa Rica as its 2019 Champions of the Earth award for policy leadership, the organization announced Friday. Citing Costa Rica's plan to…

New York at the center of the fight against climate change
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…

Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths together update
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths together update

Sam Trull / The Sloth Institute - September 8, 2019

Every month, I visit the Toucan Rescue Ranch Release Site in Sarapiquí to check on the progress of the sloths in our Saving Sloths Together program. Most…

Slothy Sunday: Don’t look back
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Don’t look back

Denise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - September 1, 2019

Sloths, as many of us are aware, are fascinating animals. Here at the Toucan Rescue Ranch (TRR), we receive mostly Hoffman's two-toed (two-fingered) sloths. This is due…

Slothy Sunday: Free real estate within claws’ reach
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Free real estate within claws’ reach

Andrés Sáenz Bräutigam / Veterinary Medicine Student - August 25, 2019

Life in the rainforest isn't easy. Animals, plants and even fungi compete daily for resources, food, water, and housing. But, when you're as tiny as an insect…

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