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Costa Rica backs away from 2021 carbon neutrality goal

Costa Rica committed to a goal of zero net emissions by 2085 in its proposal for the Paris climate talks — 64 years later than the 2021 carbon neutrality goal set by the Oscar Arias administration in 2010.

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

The government's initial proposal was to ban the import of used vehicles older than six years, but the used car industry bargained it up to 14 years. The Environment Ministry said the rule would help the country meet its goal of becoming carbon neutral.

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

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.

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

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 Wednesday.

Climate: China’s emissions overestimated, study says

In 2013, China's total carbon emissions were 14 percent less than the figures used by the U.N.'s panel of experts tasked with providing the scientific framework for global climate talks, new research shows.

Obama’s new greenhouse-gas rules will pay off

The best historical precedent for the Environmental Protection Agency's action comes from Ronald Reagan. He's not exactly known as the environmental president, but he took the decisive steps toward solving an earlier air pollution problem: destruction of the ozone layer.

The Guardian names Costa Rican journalist among ‘young climate campaigners to watch’ ahead of Paris 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. Among them is 25-year-old journalist Diego Arguedas Ortiz.

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

So far this year, Costa Rica has generated all of its electricity without burning fossil fuels. But despite the excitement, statistics from the Environment Ministry show that this achievement does little to reduce the country’s overall reliance on fossil fuels.

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

Chang said he's been waiting for the past seven months for the state-owned oil refinery to sign off on the final stage of a jointly-developed hydrogen fuel project. In early March, he threw in the towel.

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