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Costa Rica upholds tax breaks for electric cars, solar panels
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica upholds tax breaks for electric cars, solar panels

Sebastián Rodríguez / Semanario Universidad - July 8, 2019

Costa Rica's Attorney General has ruled solar panels, efficient bulbs and electric vehicles will maintain their tax exemptions. "We celebrate that this exemption is maintained. The transport…

Costa Rica signs decree to protect its coral reefs
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica signs decree to protect its coral reefs

AFP and The Tico Times - June 10, 2019

Costa Rica launched on Saturday a project to protect its corals from the impact of climate change. President Carlos Alvarado signed a decree for the "promotion of…

At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

Costa Rica on Wednesday celebrated World Environment Day by creating the country's 29th national park. During a ceremony held at the National Museum, President Carlos Alvarado signed…

Communities to commemorate World Oceans Day with cleanups, events
Environment
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Environment
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Communities to commemorate World Oceans Day with cleanups, events

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

Communities across Costa Rica will commemorate Saturday's World Oceans Day with cleanups and similar events. The efforts aim to remind participants about the importance of the oceans…

It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity

Sandy Sandoval - May 15, 2019

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's South Pacific is a corner of paradise, named the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its striking natural setting.…

Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica
Environment
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Environment
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Sorbos: Edible straws coming to Costa Rica

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - November 1, 2018

Earlier this year, several major companies banned plastic straws due to environmental concerns. But it’s difficult to eliminate straws without something to replace them. That’s where Sorbos…

Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time

Fabíola Ortiz - October 24, 2018

It has been 30 years since Pablo Gordienko bought a 400-hectare piece of land in the Central Pacific, about a two-hour drive west of San José. Visiting…

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Sandy Sandoval - September 12, 2018

Bees have always shown what it means to live in a harmonious system of collaboration. These tiny insects are a testament that a team made up of…

PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Happy Earth Day, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 22, 2018

In celebration of our little 51,100-square-kilometer stretch of earth, here are some of our favorite photos: [gallery ids="48420,31657,83102,84464,84465,84462,59195,32291,64278,52006,86580,86575,71998,31199,75927,83006,49557"] Originally published on April 22, 2016.

New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports
Business
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Business
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New alliances seek to boost Costa Rica’s sustainable agricultural, fishing exports

The Tico Times - November 27, 2017

Two new public-private alliances seek to open new doors for Costa Rica in international markets by building sustainable green and blue value chains that protect the country's…

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