Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!
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Environment
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Happy birthday, Costa Rica – 300 days of renewable energy, that is!

AFP - November 21, 2017

Costa Rica has hit a major milestone: 300 days of renewable energy use, cracking its previous record of 299 days in 2015. The Costa Rican Electricity Institute…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia
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Electricity
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New taxi cooperative plans an all-electric fleet in Heredia

Mitzi Stark - April 19, 2017

Recommended: The ultimate guide to taxis in Costa Rica We've seen the ‘Red Fleet’ of licensed taxis in the streets; the porteadores, or private chauffeurs; the illegal…

Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya
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Costa Rica
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Thousands of dead fish wash up from Gulf of Nicoya

Michael Krumholtz - February 15, 2017

Disturbing images coming from Costa Rica's Gulf of Nicoya showed thousands of dead sardines washed ashore near the coastal town of Manzanillo. Preliminary online reports from various agencies including marine conservation…

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

Kristel Segeren - 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
Costa Rica
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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…