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‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Nature is our life insurance,’ says Costa Rica’s Minister of Environment

Anna Pelegri / AFP - December 12, 2019

Nature can contribute 30% of the solutions in the fight against global warming, says the Minister of Environment of Costa Rica, the architect of a new coalition…

‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Do it for our children,’ parents plead at UN climate meet

Marlowe Hood / AFP - December 5, 2019

Parents from around the globe Thursday said governments locked in negotiations at UN talks in Madrid must beat back the threat of global warming to "give our…

Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
Environment
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Environment
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Environmental organizations denounce pineapple farm that could impact Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

Vinicio Chacón / Semanario Universidad - November 22, 2019

By means of a resolution issued Nov. 6, the National Technical Secretariat of the Environment Ministry (SETENA) decided to avoid objections raised by environmentalists and maintains the…

U.S. Embassy in San José joins EPA’s air quality tracking program
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy in San José joins EPA’s air quality tracking program

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 5, 2019

How's the air in Costa Rica? The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) can now tell you. The U.S. Embassy in San José recently installed a device that…

Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica passes watered-down anti-plastics law

AFP and The Tico Times - November 1, 2019

The Costa Rican congress approved this week a project that regulates the use of plastics, but authorities and environmentalists criticized the limited scope of the initiative for…

Selfie with a wild animal? Not in Costa Rica
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Selfie with a wild animal? Not in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - October 25, 2019

Costa Rica launched on Friday a campaign to discourage visitors to the country from taking selfies with wild animals, the Ministry of Environment and Energy announced. "We…

Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Global climate meetings in Costa Rica close with call for further action

AFP and The Tico Times - October 11, 2019

Government and civil society representatives from across the world called on Thursday in Costa Rica for countries to take more decisive action in the face of global…

At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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At environmental forum, Costa Rica touts economic benefits of climate policy

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 9, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado says Costa Rica's decarbonization plan could benefit the country's economy to the tune of $19.5 billion. During a speech at the PreCOP 25 meetings,…

In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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In Costa Rica, experts discuss how to use nature to face climate crisis

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 8, 2019

More than a thousand delegates from around the world, including 30 environment ministers, opened a three-day meeting in Costa Rica on Tuesday to discuss an agenda against…

Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica
Conservation
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Conservation
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Following the footprints of sea turtles in Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - September 27, 2019

¡Respeto! Guide Raúl Fernández issues his small group a final reminder to be respectful before they embark in the darkness to follow the footsteps of the ridley turtles…

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