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Watch: Costa Rica receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ award from UN
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Watch: Costa Rica receives ‘Champions of the Earth’ award from UN

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 27, 2019

Costa Rice last week was named a United Nations "Champion of the Earth" for policy leadership. The organization cited Costa Rica's decarbonization plan as the basis for…

Renewables, electrification and efficiency the ideal scenario to combat climate change
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Renewables, electrification and efficiency the ideal scenario to combat climate change

Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - May 27, 2019

By expanding the use of renewable sources in combination with greater electrification, the world would be able to reduce more than 75% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions…

Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Reventazón, Central America’s biggest hydroelectric project, goes online

The Tico Times - March 30, 2016

Central America’s largest hydroelectric project is officially online. After six years of construction, the first of the Reventazón dam’s five turbines was synchronized and expected to be connected…

Video: Surfers in Costa Rica rescue deer caught in popular Caribbean break
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Video: Surfers in Costa Rica rescue deer caught in popular Caribbean break

The Tico Times - June 29, 2015

A group of surfers in one of Costa Rica's most well-known breaks on the Caribbean coast saved a wild deer from drowning earlier this month. Video of the…

PHOTO REPORT: University of Costa Rica celebrates World Environment Day
Environment
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Environment
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PHOTO REPORT: University of Costa Rica celebrates World Environment Day

Alberto Font - June 5, 2015

As part of the celebrations for World Environment Day 2015, the University of Costa Rica in San José held a full day of automobile-free activities. Students and teachers were encouraged…

The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica

Cham Brownell - April 11, 2015

An April 10 article in The Tico Times titled “ICE could sell excess energy to neighboring countries” detailed the ability for Costa Rica to lower electricity rates…

Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins
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Following public outcry, Costa Rica temporarily blocks exports of hammerhead shark fins

AFP - March 3, 2015

Costa Rica's Environment Ministry on Tuesday issued a decree suspending for six months the issuance of permits to export hammerhead shark fins following an outcry from environmentalists…

Environment and Wildlife
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Álvaro Ugalde, father of Costa Rica’s national park system, dies at 68

John McPhaul - February 17, 2015

[caption id="attachment_58159" align="alignright" width="300"] Julio Laínez/The Tico Times[/caption] Álvaro Ugalde, who along with Mario Boza is considered a father of Costa Rica's world-famous national park system, died…

Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’
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Business
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Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’

L. Arias - October 30, 2014

Bananas produced at EARTH University’s commercial plantation in the Caribbean province of Limón this month were classified as “best” at Whole Foods stores in Canada and the…

Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers
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Newsletter
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Costa Rica promises to compensate sickened banana workers

AFP - October 8, 2014

Costa Rica has agreed to pay the medical bills and other compensation for some 12,000 banana workers and their relatives suffering lingering effects of exposure to pesticides…