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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rica bets on ending fossil fuel use by 2050

Marco Sibaja / AFP - April 21, 2019

Eric Orlich and his wife Gioconda Rojas own two electric vehicles, which they charge at home in the garage thanks to solar panels on their roof. That…

French town sets precedent for life after coal
Environment
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Environment
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French town sets precedent for life after coal

Pilar Assefh and Michelle Soto / Latin Clima - March 10, 2019

Loos-en-Gohelle is a town in the north of France whose coal mines were active for 150 years. After the last mine closed in the 1990s, unemployment and…

In search of sustainability in Limón: Challenging our assumptions
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón: Challenging our assumptions

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - November 3, 2018

When I was a young child, my parents took me to see a movie on the big screen. I remember only one scene from the movie: two…

Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Reforestation through subsidization: Bringing back Costa Rica’s forests one farm at a time

Fabíola Ortiz - October 24, 2018

It has been 30 years since Pablo Gordienko bought a 400-hectare piece of land in the Central Pacific, about a two-hour drive west of San José. Visiting…

In search of sustainability in Limón: What is sustainability?
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón: What is sustainability?

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - September 23, 2018

I still remember the day I was asked to teach thermodynamics to a class of third year engineering students. I was terrified because I hated the topic…

In search of sustainability in Limón
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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In search of sustainability in Limón

Dr. Khosrow Farahbakhsh - August 10, 2018

The most recent environmental footprint assessment estimated that for humanity to meet its needs in 2018, we require 1.5 times of what Earth can currently supply. You…

Costa Rica to host third International Sustainable Building Congress
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica to host third International Sustainable Building Congress

The Tico Times - May 10, 2016

Sustainable cities, green building, public space and renewable energy are a few of the themes to be explored at the third International Sustainable Building Congress this month…

UN Agency in Costa Rica: Calls for Eco-Approach To Coffee Fungus
Business
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Business
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UN Agency in Costa Rica: Calls for Eco-Approach To Coffee Fungus

The Tico Times - October 27, 2015

A conference kicked off in Costa Rica Monday on sustainable agriculture for coffee farmers across Central America confronting the ongoing threat of coffee rust, or roya, a…

Central American Bank grants Costa Rica $2 million to finance environmental projects
Business
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Business
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Central American Bank grants Costa Rica $2 million to finance environmental projects

L. Arias - October 1, 2015

The Association for the Development of Small Businesses (ACORDE) on Wednesday announced they have $2 million available for loans to small and medium-sized businesses for projects that benefit the…

President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development

The Tico Times - September 28, 2015

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís told world leaders gathered in New York this past weekend that his country's sustainable development model is worthy of emulation. Solís…