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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rica’s plastic invasion

Juan Carlos Piñar - June 5, 2018

Excerpted from a series on plastic use and pollution in Costa Rica and the world, coming next week to The Tico Times. In the script of a…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
Artists
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers
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Conservation
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Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers

L. Arias - April 11, 2017

Residents of Costa Rica's northern Caribbean reported a massive number of fish deaths on the Pacuare and other nearby rivers between Sunday and Monday. Mauricio Álvarez, president of the…

Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering
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Conservation
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Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering

L. Arias - January 19, 2017

Streets and sidewalks along several blocks in downtown San José are displaying a series of messages asking people to stop littering in public spaces and throwing garbage down the…

Why our Assembly owes Costa Rica decisive action on the electric car bill
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Why our Assembly owes Costa Rica decisive action on the electric car bill

Alvaro Murillo - October 26, 2016

See also: Make Costa Rica great again? Costa Rica has begun to discuss in earnest how to reduce the shameful pollution that its ever-growing fleet of vehicles…

Riteve vehicle inspection rates to go up starting July
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Autos
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Riteve vehicle inspection rates to go up starting July

L. Arias - June 7, 2016

The price of Costa Rica's mandatory, yearly technical vehicle inspection will increase next month after 11 years without change. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) agreed with Riteve SyC,…

Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area

The Tico Times - June 6, 2016

Volcanologists believe Turrialba Volcano isn’t going to stop erupting any time soon and that could have long-term health effects for people living downwind. Experts from the Health Ministry and…

Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard
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Costa Rica
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Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard

L. Arias - February 12, 2016

The proposed construction of a landfill in the canton of Mora, 20 kilometers west of San José, has angered local residents who say they will fight to protect their natural…

5 tips for helping the planet from Costa Rica
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Environment
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5 tips for helping the planet from Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 10, 2016

In December, Costa Rica and 194 other nations signed a landmark climate deal aimed at averting climate disaster, and with it, major human tragedy. What if, with the start of…

Scandal-hit VW to cut investments by €1 billion, says CEO
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Business
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Scandal-hit VW to cut investments by €1 billion, says CEO

AFP - November 20, 2015

BERLIN – German auto giant Volkswagen will cut investments by €1 billion euros in 2016, said its chief executive, as the group sought to scale back on…