Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches
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Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches

L. Arias - March 11, 2017

Diners at a hotel in Jacó beach, in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific, were surprised on Thursday when a sea lion entered the restaurant and began walking under the tables. This…

Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands
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Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and other government officials have officially launched the new National Wetlands Policy, a road map to the preservation of Costa Rica’s more than 2,000…

High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months
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High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months

L. Arias - February 21, 2017

Hot temperatures recorded in the past few days in Costa Rica likely will remain constant until April, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Tuesday. IMN’s forecasts state…

Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans
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Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry have begun distributing the seeds of a new variety of heat- and drought-resistant black beans —…

Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America
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Bamboo biker seeks to raise environmental awareness on trip through South America

Michael Krumholtz - January 26, 2017

A homemade bamboo bike may just be the perfect tool for combating climate change if Dr. Kate Rawles has her way. The British full-time writer and former university…

This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica
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This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - October 10, 2016

In early September, some of the people seemingly best placed to help Costa Rica reduce emissions from transportation — the Achilles heel of the country’s carbon neutrality…

Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet
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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa shuffles into the administrative dining hall at Santa Rosa National Park, sweating in the early afternoon heat. He needs…

Costa Rica votes to ratify Paris agreement on climate change
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Costa Rica votes to ratify Paris agreement on climate change

L. Arias - October 4, 2016

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly voted Monday to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change. The final vote came Monday evening after lawmakers received a Supreme Court ruling stating that…

Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?
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Could seaweed be Costa Rica’s food of the future?

L. Arias - August 26, 2016

Experts from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) are proposing edible seaweed as a food option in the face of water and land shortages and climate change. Research…