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Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project
Conservation
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Conservation
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Environmental agency orders suspension of pineapple farming project

L. Arias - May 19, 2017

The Environment Ministry’s Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) has ordered the immediate suspension of all work at a pineapple farming project in the southern Pacific region until the developer…

Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion
Conservation
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Conservation
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Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion

L. Arias - May 15, 2017

Environmental groups demonstrated Monday in San José against a permit for pineapple farming granted to a local subsidiary of the transnational company Del Monte in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific…

Meet your garden’s new best friend: baking soda
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Meet your garden’s new best friend: baking soda

Ed Bernhardt - July 30, 2016

I always enjoy finding simple, inexpensive and effective solutions to the bug and plant issues in my garden. Some of the best can come right from the…

Colombia to stop spraying Roundup on coca fields
Crime
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Crime
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Colombia to stop spraying Roundup on coca fields

AFP - May 9, 2015

BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate -- also known by its brand name Roundup -- to eradicate illicit coca plantations, President…

Are bees getting hooked on pesticides?
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Are bees getting hooked on pesticides?

Mariette Le Roux | AFP - April 22, 2015

PARIS, France -- Like nicotine for humans, certain pesticides seem to hold an addictive attraction for bees, which seek out tainted food even if it may be bad…

Costa Rica banana workers affected by Nemagon still waiting on compensation
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica banana workers affected by Nemagon still waiting on compensation

Alberto Font - April 16, 2015

Hundreds of banana workers who were exposed to the banned pesticide Nemagon protested Wednesday in front of Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly demanding compensation for physical and psychological…

UN cancer agency sees a risk in Roundup and other pesticides
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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UN cancer agency sees a risk in Roundup and other pesticides

AFP - March 20, 2015

PARIS – The U.N.'s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said Friday that three pesticides, including the popular weedkiller Roundup, were "probably" carcinogenic and two others, which…

Water contamination case heads to Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
Business
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Business
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Water contamination case heads to Inter-American Commission of Human Rights

Fabiola Pomareda - March 20, 2015

“From here to where the mountains start, everything you see that’s green is pineapple,” Xinia Briceño said, signaling the crops alongside Route 32, which runs from Costa…

Nearly 14,000 sickened banana workers to receive payment for pesticide exposure
Business
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Business
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Nearly 14,000 sickened banana workers to receive payment for pesticide exposure

Zach Dyer - December 3, 2014

After 13 years, Costa Rica finally has a regulation guaranteeing payment of physical and psychological damages for nearly 14,000 banana workers who were exposed to the banned…

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