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Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica regulates use of plastic in public institutions

AFP - June 6, 2018

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado ordered Tuesday that Costa Rica restrict the use of plastic in public institutions to reduce pollution. Alvarado and the Minister of Environment…

Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics
Environment
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Environment
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Jacó promotes strategy to reduce single-use plastics

Magdalena López - March 27, 2018

Jacó blogger Magdalen López writes about the Central Pacific beach community's efforts as part of a growing nationwide movement in Costa Rica to reduce or eliminate single-use…

Costa Rica adopts electric transport law to reduce emissions
Energy
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Energy
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Costa Rica adopts electric transport law to reduce emissions

AFP - January 26, 2018

Costa Rica adopted a new law Thursday to incentivize electric transport with a long-term view to eliminating hydrocarbon-powered vehicles in the country, responsible for most of Costa…

Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!
Environment
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Environment
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Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!

AFP - November 21, 2017

Costa Rica has hit a major milestone: 300 days of renewable energy use, cracking its previous record of 299 days in 2015. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia
Electricity
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Electricity
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New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia

Mitzi Stark - April 19, 2017

Recommended: The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica We've seen the ‘Red Fleet’ of licensed taxis in the streets; the porteadores, or private chauffeurs; the illegal…

Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya

Michael Krumholtz - February 15, 2017

Disturbing images coming from Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya showed thousands of dead sardines washed ashore near the coastal town of Manzanillo. Preliminary online reports from various agencies including marine conservation…

Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
Business
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Business
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
Environment
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Environment
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Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro

Kristel Segeren - December 7, 2016

ISLA COLÓN, Panama – It’s about 35 °C and the sun shines vigorously on Isla Colón, the main island of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Not the best…

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