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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation
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Environment and Wildlife
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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

Ana Fernandez / AFP - February 28, 2019

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature's most famous castaway — have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them…

A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A plan to decarbonize by 2050 – how will Costa Rica pay for it?

Alexander Villegas - February 26, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica announced its vision for the future, and it’s carbon-free. Christiana Figueres, who’s heading the United Nations fight on climate change, took to the…

A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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A new hook for displaced shrimp industry workers

Todd Staley - February 7, 2019

Many people applauded Costa Rica for outlawing shrimp trawling last year. The new ruling has survived many court challenges and even today the shrimp industry and INCOPESCA,…

Slothy Sundays: A dangerous dump
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: A dangerous dump

The Tico Times - January 27, 2019

Sloths have little reason to leave the safety of the rain forest canopy, but once a week the sluggish mammals descend to the base of their favorite…

Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: A topsy-turvy world

The Tico Times - January 20, 2019

Did you know that sloths spend 90 percent of their time upside down? Equipping wild sloths with backpacks that track their movements, a researcher in Costa Rica…

Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica

Sandy Sandoval - October 11, 2018

There has been a drastic decline in the population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, and according to the International Union…

Jaguars in danger: Building pathways for wild cats to protect a Costa Rican symbol
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Jaguars in danger: Building pathways for wild cats to protect a Costa Rican symbol

Fabíola Ortiz - October 3, 2018

Every year, dozens of jaguars and other wild cats are killed in accidents when crossing highways in Costa Rica. The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a national symbol…

Young Costa Ricans aim to save the danta through Nai Conservation
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Young Costa Ricans aim to save the danta through Nai Conservation

Sandy Sandoval - September 26, 2018

The Central American tapir is large. In fact, it’s the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics. These animals can weigh up to 300 kilograms and the Bribri…

Tico Times 360: Whale watching tour in Marino Ballena National Park
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico Times 360: Whale watching tour in Marino Ballena National Park

The Tico Times - September 24, 2018

It's whale watching season in Costa Rica. Every year, thousands of humpback whales come to Costa Rica to give birth. The warm waters keep predators at bay…

In search of sustainability in Limón: What is sustainability?
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón: What is sustainability?

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - September 23, 2018

I still remember the day I was asked to teach thermodynamics to a class of third year engineering students. I was terrified because I hated the topic…

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