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Climate change creating new virus hotspots ‘in our backyard’

Climate change will drive animals towards cooler areas where their first encounters with other species will vastly increase the risk of new viruses infecting...

‘Now or never’ to avoid climate catastrophe, warns UN

Humanity has less than three years to halt the rise of planet-warming carbon emissions and less than a decade to slash them by nearly...

Costa Rica to participate in COP26 climate summit

President Carlos Alvarado will lead the Costa Rican delegation that will participate in COP26,

‘Moment of truth’: UN Biodiversity chief urges action as biodiversity summit opens

Beijing, the world's biggest polluter, has sought to position itself in recent years as a world leader on environmental issues.

UN summit to tackle ‘unprecedented’ biodiversity threats

Goals include protecting 30% of lands and oceans, a measure led by France and Costa Rica.

Latin America hands climate bill to rich world at summit

In the past half-century, Latin America and the Caribbean are estimated to have caused less than five percent of carbon dioxide emissions, but they have suffered more than most from extreme weather disasters.

Paris climate summit is already a win for Obama, but planet remains in danger

An overview of the challenges and successes going into the Paris climate summit that starts Sunday. For U.S. President Barack Obama, who travels to the summit Sunday, it could be the crowning diplomatic achievement of his presidency.

A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica

In anticipation of the 195-nation climate talks that start Monday, The Tico Times offers this short primer and guide to our previously-published climate change stories so that you can read up before the conference starts.

Costa Rica climate avenger takes questions on Reddit

The U.N.'s top climate negotiator, Christiana Figueres, a Costa Rican, told Reddit users Wednesday that she's optimistic for success at the upcoming Paris climate talks, but frustrated with the pace of progress. She also praised Costa Rica for "its extremely clean energy generation."

Climate talks teeter as developing nations cry foul

U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said the 195-nation climate negotiations in Bonn were "frustrating" and "slow." "We don't have any 'plan B' because we don't have any 'planet B,'" he said.

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