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Peru declares environmental emergency on coastal area hit by oil spill

Peru declared an environmental emergency Saturday to battle an oil spill caused by freak waves from a volcanic eruption in the South Pacific. The stunningly...

Colombian Amazon: Casualty of Peace

In just a few minutes, an enormous century-year-old tree is felled by an electric saw in the middle of a protected national park. The...

Wetlands destruction driving ‘sensitive’ dragonflies to brink

The destruction of wetlands is driving a decline of dragonflies around the world, with one sixth of species of the magnificently colourful insects threatened...

Thunberg denounces COP26 deal, UN chief warns ‘catastrophe’ close

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned of an impending "climate catastrophe", while environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg dismissed Saturday's COP26 climate conference deal as "blah,...

Yacht wreck in Cabo Blanco spilled oil into Absolute Nature Reserve

An August 30 yacht accident near Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula, has left beaches covered in oil, gasoline and debris.

Costa Rica & Denmark want to end exploration of fossil fuels: report

Costa Rica and Denmark hope to create an alliance of countries willing to set a date to phase out oil and gas production.

Costa Rican police launch ‘massive operation’ against illegal gold mining at Crucitas

The Costa Rican congress banned open pit mining in 2010, shortly after the termination of Infinito Gold's contract at Crucitas.

Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

“We want a Costa Rica free of single use plastics, it is worth it to join this strategy,” said  Beate Heycke, Asociación Conservación del Planeta’s founder and director.

Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers

Water samples were collected from the river for laboratory testing; environmentalists believe the death of fish could be linked to the use of agrochemicals at farms in the area.

Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park

Government officials pledged to evaluate available options to compensate 170 alleged former gold miners who claim they were evicted from the lands that are now part of Corcovado National Park.

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