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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.

Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 

The Public Security Ministry confirmed that 50 National Police officers had been sent to help Corcovado's park rangers and staffers respond to the demonstration.

Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

Justices ordered Public Security Ministry officials to take immediate action to evict from Corcovado all those conducting illegal logging, poaching and gold mining.

Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage

The deadline for Costa Rica and Nicaragua to reach an agreement on the payment of compensation over environmental damage ruled by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ended Friday without any signs of a settlement.

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