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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…

The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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The main commitments of the countries in the Paris Agreement

AFP and The Tico Times - September 23, 2019

The UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, hosted a climate summit Monday for world leaders to revise their plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. These are the current…

Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica initiative aims to create greener cities

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 20, 2019

A new Costa Rican initiative aims to improve quality of life by protecting and promoting green spaces in the country’s biggest cities. The Biodiver_City Project, a partnership…

Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Robinson Crusoe island sets example for the world in conservation

Ana Fernandez / AFP - February 28, 2019

For almost a century, the inhabitants of Robinson Crusoe — named for literature's most famous castaway — have known that their island's fragile ecosystem depends on them…

Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change

Latin Clima - February 2, 2019

Costa Rica decided to take the challenge of decarbonizing its economy, for which the transportation sector represents a fundamental challenge, followed by the solid waste sector. Inventories…

Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

Sandy Sandoval - January 26, 2019

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, single-use plastics – straws, coffee stirrers, bags, bottles and most food packaging – can be synonymous with convenience, but…

CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations

The Tico Times - January 24, 2019

Costa Rican nonprofit organizations seeking to jumpstart their fundraising, outreach, or overall capacity can now apply for support from a new source. The Costa Rica USA Foundation…

Saving tropical forests together
Pic of the Day
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Pic of the Day
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Saving tropical forests together

Alissa Grosskopf - October 27, 2018

“Biodiversity is directly linked to the number of trees in the landscape,” ecologist Rebecca Cole said. “More trees equals more biodiversity and more carbon sequestration. Every tree…

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…

Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog
Colorful frogs
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Colorful frogs
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Scientist discovers new species of frog in Central America: Sylvia’s tree frog

Alexander Villegas - August 7, 2018

It took 20 years of research, but Andrew Gray, the Curator of Herpetology at the Manchester Museum, finally discovered a new species of frog, the Cruziohyla sylviae.…

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