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‘Time to stop talking and start acting,’ Environment Minister says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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‘Time to stop talking and start acting,’ Environment Minister says

Latin Clima - June 7, 2019

Costa Rica's Environment and Energy Minister, Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, spoke in a webinar addressing Latin America's role in environmental action. "They offer us $5 per ton of…

Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica to host PreCOP 25 in October

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

The Costa Rican government hopes to continue to establish itself as a global climate leader when the country hosts PreCOP25, an international meeting preceding the United Nations…

Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio expands capacity following improvements

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 30, 2019

Costa Rica’s most popular national park is getting busier. Manuel Antonio National Park now welcomes up to 2,700 visitors each day following upgrades to its wastewater treatment…

With crocodile concerns high, legal decision looms in population control case
Crocodile attacks
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Crocodile attacks
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With crocodile concerns high, legal decision looms in population control case

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 14, 2017

See also: Why one Costa Rican lawyer is suing the government over crocodiles A legal case before the courts may bite back at the population growth of…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
Conservation
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Manuel Antonio National Park administration moving to comply with Health Ministry orders

L. Arias - May 9, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported that it will invest approximately ₡600 million (some $1 million) in improvements to Manuel Antonio National Park before…

Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Death of crocodile in traditional Costa Rican activity stirs controversy

Michael Krumholtz - April 16, 2017

An annual Guanacaste tradition went sour this weekend when a crocodile that locals had wrestled out of the water was found dead shortly thereafter. Local reports confirmed by…

Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas

L. Arias - March 23, 2017

The number of hectares burned in wildfires inside protected lands so far this year is the highest since 2014, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported this…

Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches

L. Arias - March 11, 2017

Diners at a hotel in Jacó beach, in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, were surprised on Thursday when a sea lion entered the restaurant and began walking under the tables. This…

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