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Costa Rica backs away from 2021 carbon neutrality goal
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Costa Rica backs away from 2021 carbon neutrality goal

Zach Dyer - November 30, 2015

Costa Rica appears to be distancing itself from an ambitious goal to become the world’s first carbon neutral country by 2021, according to a statement from Casa…

Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old
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Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Officials from various ministries and representatives of both new and used car dealerships agreed this week to stop importing vehicles older than 14 years as a measure…

Can a Canadian firm pull carbon from air to make fuel?
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Can a Canadian firm pull carbon from air to make fuel?

Deborah Jones | AFP - October 10, 2015

SQUAMISH, Canada -- A company with global plans to pull carbon from thin air to make fuel, while tackling climate change, opened a pilot plant Friday in this…

World failing to meet emissions level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts say
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World failing to meet emissions level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts say

Mariette Le Roux and Marlowe Hood | AFP - September 2, 2015

BONN, Germany -- Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned…

Climate: China’s emissions overestimated, study says
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Climate: China’s emissions overestimated, study says

Marlowe Hood | AFP - August 19, 2015

PARIS, France -- The United Nations and other international bodies have vastly overestimated China's greenhouse gas emissions over the last decade or more, according to a study released Wednesday.…

Obama’s new greenhouse-gas rules will pay off
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Obama’s new greenhouse-gas rules will pay off

Cass Sunstein | Bloomberg - August 4, 2015

When it comes to regulating greenhouse gases, some people think the more stringent the rules, the better. Others favor the more pragmatic approach championed by U.S. President…

The Guardian names Costa Rican journalist among ‘young climate campaigners to watch’ ahead of Paris 2015
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The Guardian names Costa Rican journalist among ‘young climate campaigners to watch’ ahead of Paris 2015

David Boddiger - June 24, 2015

Costa Rica, a tiny, biodiverse Central American country that is striving to achieve carbon-neutrality in the near future, has produced its fair share of ecology-minded thinkers and actors.…

Costa Rica’s renewable energy streak is still going, but what does that really mean?
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Costa Rica’s renewable energy streak is still going, but what does that really mean?

Lindsay Fendt - April 22, 2015

Costa Rica is kicking off Earth Day with a bit of good news: so far the country has generated all of its electricity for the year without burning…

Ad Astra Rocket’s breakup with the government puts Costa Rica’s hydrogen future on hold
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Ad Astra Rocket’s breakup with the government puts Costa Rica’s hydrogen future on hold

Jill Replogle - March 10, 2015

Many Costa Ricans were distraught last week after the country’s national space hero cancelled his firm’s renewable energy deal with the government over what Franklin Chang Díaz…

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