Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill
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Business
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Lawmakers exclude full hybrids from electric cars bill

L. Arias - February 5, 2017

A legislative committee on Government Affairs has dismissed a series of motions seeking to include non-plug-in hybrids – cars powered by hydrogen or solar energy – in a tax-exemption bill focused…

Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro
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Environment
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Plastic bottles recycled into eco-village in the jungle of Bocas del Toro

Katherine Stanley - December 7, 2016

ISLA COLÓN, Panama – It’s about 35 °C and the sun shines vigorously on Isla Colón, the main island of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Not the best…

Shrimping boat sinks in Guanacaste, spilling diesel on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
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Conservation
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Shrimping boat sinks in Guanacaste, spilling diesel on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - November 2, 2016

A Costa Rican shrimping boat sank earlier this week off the coast of Playa Brasilito on the country's northern Pacific coast, spilling large amounts of diesel fuel…

Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons
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Costa Rica
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Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons

L. Arias - October 7, 2016

Heavy rains in Costa Rica caused by the indirect influence of Hurricane Matthew prompted the evacuation of 153 people on Thursday evening in three provinces, the National…

Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Turrialba Volcano erupts, sends ash 3 km high

Zach Dyer - July 25, 2016

Turrialba Volcano decided to celebrate the Annexation of Nicoya national holiday with a bang Monday. At 7:22 a.m., the volcano sent a column of ash, rock and steam…

New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica
Biodiversity
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Biodiversity
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New venomous snake species discovered in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 21, 2016

A group of researchers from the U.S. and Costa Rica announced this week the discovery of a new species of venomous snake in the mountains of Costa Rica that they're calling the…

UPDATE: Nicaragua deports detained Costa Rican activist
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Conservation
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UPDATE: Nicaragua deports detained Costa Rican activist

L. Arias - June 27, 2016

UPDATE: Monday, June 27, 9:00 p.m. Nicaraguan authorities deported Costa Rican environmental and indigenous activist Byron Reyes Ortiz on Monday evening, two days after he was detained…

National campaign collects used batteries for recycling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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National campaign collects used batteries for recycling

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Used batteries are highly polluting for the environment and there are no companies in Costa Rica that can recycle them. For that reason the Life Insurance Company…

ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid
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Climate Change
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ICE to create artificial reefs with waste from electrical grid

L. Arias - June 13, 2016

The government-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) is working on a project to create artificial reefs using waste material from the national electrical grid. The plan is to…

Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Plastic bag pollution is daunting but has an easy solution, says environmentalist

Zach Dyer - June 1, 2016

Imagine going to the beach for a swim only to find trash in the sand and plastic bottles bobbing on the waves. “As surfers, we’re at the…