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Growing Concern Over Crucitas Mine

Tim Rogers - October 9, 2009

MANAGUA – Responding to warnings that an open-pit goldmine on Costa Rica’s northern border could have “catastrophic” environmental consequences on Nicaragua’s San Juan River, Nicaragua’s National Assembly…

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Costa Rica environmentalists keep up pressure against Crucitas mine

Mike McDonald - June 5, 2009

A group of environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered in front of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) in San José Wednesday to protest the…

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Experts: Las Crucitas Logging Bad for Birds

Leland Baxter-Neal - October 31, 2008

At the center of the growing conflict over a planned open-pit gold mine on Costa Rica’s northern border is the great green macaw. This emerald parrot is…

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1,500 More Hectares Burn In Palo Verde Park

Leland Baxter-Neal - May 16, 2008

More than 1,500 hectares (about 3,700 acres) of the Palo Verde National Park were charred in a blaze that officials believe was intentionally set.   The fire,…