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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

Juan Carlos Piñar - June 5, 2018

Excerpted from a series on plastic use and pollution in Costa Rica and the world, coming next week to The Tico Times. In the script of a…

Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!
Environment
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Environment
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Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!

AFP - November 21, 2017

Costa Rica has hit a major milestone: 300 days of renewable energy use, cracking its previous record of 299 days in 2015. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Todd Staley - September 21, 2017

This fisherman is about to open a can of worms here for the second time. The first time was when I agreed with a national legislator who…

New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life

Katherine Stanley - June 8, 2017

A new campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for organizations leading the way in the conservation and sustainable use of Costa Rica’s oceans. The “Protect What…

Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and other government officials have officially launched the new National Wetlands Policy, a road map to the preservation of Costa Rica’s more than 2,000…

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…

Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica, US officials sign bilateral conservation agreement

L. Arias - November 14, 2015

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez and Assistant Director for International Affairs of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Bryan Arroyo signed a cooperation agreement to develop joint environmental…

Brooklyn yoga studio plans fundraiser to protect Costa Rican rain forest
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Brooklyn yoga studio plans fundraiser to protect Costa Rican rain forest

Amanda Zúñiga - October 18, 2015

Willingness to look after Costa Rica's natural beauty can be found far outside this country's borders. The Yoga Sole Studio in Brooklyn, New York, aims to save Costa…

Costa Rica’s famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s famed Manuel Antonio National Park will close on Mondays starting this month

L. Arias - July 28, 2015

The Environment Ministry (MINAE) recently issued an executive decree to change entry schedules at Manuel Antonio National Park, the most visited national park in Costa Rica. As of last week, the…

PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO GALLERY: A changing tide for Costa Rica’s artisanal fishing communities

Thomas Enderlin - April 2, 2015

Adrian Arguijo Valdez is an artisanal fisherman. His weathered hands are a testament to countless years of direct exposure to sun and wind on the Golfo de…

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