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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
Business
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Business
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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’
Business
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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
Newsletter
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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…

Río Torres festival aims to help clean up one of San José’s most polluted rivers
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Río Torres festival aims to help clean up one of San José’s most polluted rivers

Fabiola Pomareda - September 26, 2014

  The state of Río Torres, which runs through nine cantons in the San José metropolitan area, is deplorable. Not only are fecal matter and trash found…

Small but vocal turnout in Costa Rica for global climate march
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Small but vocal turnout in Costa Rica for global climate march

Fabiola Pomareda - September 21, 2014

See video below and photo gallery at end of story. A small group of demonstrators, mostly from the United States, gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy…

Costa Rican climate change film shown in indigenous, arctic region of Canada
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican climate change film shown in indigenous, arctic region of Canada

Corey Kane - July 9, 2014

An educational film on climate change is getting far reach, gaining an audience in the northern regions of Canada. An animated film originally released in 2010, “Odyssey…

Rapid response units help mitigate conflicts over wildcat attacks on farm animals
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Rapid response units help mitigate conflicts over wildcat attacks on farm animals

Fabiola Pomareda - June 12, 2014

Costa Rican conservation officials often receive calls from local farmers that sound something like this: “They killed two of my calves. Come trap this cat.” Wildcat attacks…

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