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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
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Costa Rica to host third International Sustainable Building Congress

Jill Replogle - 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 calls for eco-approach to combating coffee fungus
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UN agency calls for eco-approach to combating coffee fungus

Zach Dyer - 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
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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

Zach Dyer - 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…

Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua
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Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua

Zach Dyer - November 30, 2014

Read the first story in this two-part series on how farmers are reducing the environmental impact of their coffee in Nicaragua here. YALI, Nicaragua — Fatima Blandon knew…

Nicaraguan coffee farmers seek creative solutions to drought, climate change
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Nicaraguan coffee farmers seek creative solutions to drought, climate change

Zach Dyer - November 26, 2014

MATAGALPA, Nicaragua – Coffee drinkers in the United States reach for a warm cup of joe when the crisp autumn wind blows in November, but meanwhile, farmers in Nicaragua…

Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’
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Whole Foods’ responsibly grown rating system labels Costa Rican bananas grown at EARTH University as ‘Best’

L. Arias - October 30, 2014

Bananas produced at EARTH University’s commercial plantation in the Caribbean province of Limón this month were classified as “best” at Whole Foods stores in Canada and the…

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