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‘Moderate to strong’ La Niña this year, UN says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Moderate to strong’ La Niña this year, UN says

Nina LARSON / AFP and The Tico Times - October 29, 2020

Global temperatures boosted by climate change will still be higher than usual despite the cooling effect of a "moderate to strong" La Niña weather phenomenon, the UN…

Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s million-raptor watch site

Robin Kazmier - October 21, 2020

During the months of September, October and November in the skies near Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast, an incredible natural phenomena is observed. It’s perhaps as surprising as…

Watch: Spotting the elusive tapir in Bijagua, Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Watch: Spotting the elusive tapir in Bijagua, Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 16, 2020

The Central American tapir is large. In fact, it’s the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics. Known colloquially as the "danta," the Central American tapir (Tapirus bairdii)…

Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica celebrates National Parks Day

The Tico Times - August 24, 2020

Costa Rica on Monday is celebrating National Parks Day. The holiday, held every Aug. 24 since 1986, commemorates the creation of the country's national parks system. Aside…

Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches get blue flags

The Tico Times - August 5, 2020

A total of 135 beaches along the Caribbean and Pacific coasts will begin displaying blue flags to let visitors know that they are among the cleanest in…

Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds
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agrochemicals
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Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds

The Tico Times - June 15, 2020

Nearly 65% of fruits and vegetables produced in Costa Rica contain residual traces of agrochemicals, a study from the Pesticide Department of the State Phytosanitary System found.…

Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos marked to study route through the Pacific
Environment
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Environment
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Hammerhead sharks in Galapagos marked to study route through the Pacific

AFP and The Tico Times - March 11, 2020

Five young hammerhead sharks in the marine reserve of the Galapagos National Park (PNG) were marked with acoustic trackers that will allow researchers to know their movements,…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental complaints from the public. According to MINAE,…

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
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Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

The Tico Times - December 20, 2019

Costa Rica's Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has suspended for environmental reasons a project that opponents argued could have permanently damaged the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the…

‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment

Anna Pelegri / AFP - December 12, 2019

Nature can contribute 30% of the solutions in the fight against global warming, says the Minister of Environment of Costa Rica, the architect of a new coalition…