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Communities to commemorate World Oceans Day with cleanups, events
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…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Barrio Amón plans Earth Day celebration to benefit Isla Chira
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Barrio Amón plans Earth Day celebration to benefit Isla Chira

Marije van Lidth de Jeude - April 21, 2017

On April 22, we will celebrate International Earth Day in Costa Rica with a special festival in Barrio Amón. This unique event includes workshops and exhibitions, yoga and…

Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park
Conservation
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Conservation
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Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

Researchers, students and volunteers gathered in La Sabana Park, west of downtown San José, over the weekend to count and classify animals, insects, trees, and other species that…

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