Minister Hendricks and Costa Rica’s Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez signed a joint Press Statement on Climate Action and Sustainable Development.
“Here in Monteverde, our spring water is crystal pure. Nevertheless, we transport truckloads of water in small plastic bottles up and down the mountain.”
Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís said the Tuxtla Summit was not about the region vs. the United States, but rather about seeking joint solutions to common problems.
Environment Ministry officials claim 100 percent of the wildfires inside protected areas occurred because of people’s negligent or premeditated actions.
Environment officials conducted a physical evaluation of the sea lions and then released them offshore after looking for currents that could carry them back home.
Environment Ministry officials are currently working on the National Wetland Inventory, a project to compile an updated list of all water sources in the country.
A video that went viral on Tuesday shows a whirlwind on a road in Guanacaste, “formed by the effects of high temperatures on air,” a local meteorologist said.
Nambí beans are tolerant to extreme drought conditions and high temperatures; they have a shorter production cycle and show more resistance to various diseases.
Writer and environmentalist Kate Rawles is planning to take a customized bamboo bike from Cartagena, Colombia to the south of Chile in an effort to promote environmental awareness.
Karla Hill from Venus Motors on why she moved the company from Bend, Oregon, to Guanacaste: “We can be a drop in the bucket in the U.S. but we can make a real difference in Costa Rica.”