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The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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The planet loses 40 soccer fields worth of forests every minute

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 24, 2019

In just 10 years the planet has lost 945,345 km2 of natural forests, a little over the total size of Venezuela. The rate of loss of forest…

Animal urine’s contribution to global warming can be reduced by restoring farmland, study says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Animal urine’s contribution to global warming can be reduced by restoring farmland, study says

Latin Clima - March 5, 2019

When cow urine falls on degraded land, it releases a lot more nitrous oxide – a powerful greenhouse gas – than if it is absorbed into healthy…

A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050. The government presented a 10-part plan with a roadmap on how to decarbonize…

Chile to replace Brazil as 2019 UN climate summit host
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Chile to replace Brazil as 2019 UN climate summit host

AFP - December 15, 2018

Chile will take the place of Brazil in hosting next year's UN climate summit, delegates at crunch talks in Poland were informed on Friday. Brazil last month…

United Nations: Countries must triple contributions to reach global climate goals
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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United Nations: Countries must triple contributions to reach global climate goals

Latin Clima - December 7, 2018

Countries must triple their environmental contributions in order to cap global warming this century at 2 degrees Celsius, as established in the Paris Agreement, revealed a United…

Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws
Brazil
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Brazil
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Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws

Alexander Villegas - December 2, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced that Costa Rica will throw its hat in the ring to host the COP25 Climate Change Conference in 2019. On Dec. 1, when…

Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Nations create new Latin American alliance to strengthen protected areas

Latin Clima - November 27, 2018

On November 20th, with the backing of the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) to the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity, the Latin American Alliance to…

A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 13, 2018

For many in Costa Rica, Christiana Figueres needs no introduction. The daughter of iconic revolutionary and president José “Pepe” Figueres Ferrer and his second wife, Karen Olsen,…

Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste

AFP and Tico Times - July 27, 2018

Costa Rica will start a project to bring water to more than half a million people in the arid region of Guanacaste. The government announced the project…

Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2017

Asthma is on the rise again among Costa Rican children, and pediatric pulmonologist Manuel Soto says the increasing effects of climate change on the country’s weather is…

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