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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility
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Costa Rican Minister will leave office to lead Global Environment Facility

AFP and The Tico Times - June 3, 2020

The Minister of Environment and Energy of Costa Rica, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, will leave his post to take over as head of the Global Environment Facility, which…

U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting
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Costa Rica
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U.S. donates $16,000 to help Costa Rica improve environmental reporting

The Tico Times - January 25, 2020

A donation from the U.S. Department of the Interior will help Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) receive and track environmental complaints from the public. According to MINAE,…

Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican firefighters prepare for start of country’s wildfire season

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 15, 2020

Over the next several months, Costa Rica's firefighters will remain in a state of alert. Beginning Thursday, authorities from the country's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC)…

Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan
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Climate Change
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Protect 30% of planet by 2030: UN Nature rescue plan

Marlowe Hood / AFP - January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of Earth's surface across land and sea should become protected areas by 2030 to ensure the viability of ecosystems essential to human wellbeing, according to…

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands
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Environment
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Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry puts halt to pineapple farm that could have damanged Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands

The Tico Times - December 20, 2019

Costa Rica's Environment and Energy Ministry (MINAE) has suspended for environmental reasons a project that opponents argued could have permanently damaged the Térraba-Sierpe National Wetlands in the…

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