Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion
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Conservation
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Environmentalists demand halt to pineapple expansion

L. Arias - May 15, 2017

Environmental groups demonstrated Monday in San José against a permit for pineapple farming granted to a local subsidiary of the transnational company Del Monte in Costa Rica’s Southern Pacific…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
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Artists
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

The Tico Times - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers
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Conservation
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Thousands of dead fish found in Caribbean rivers

L. Arias - April 11, 2017

Residents of Costa Rica's northern Caribbean reported a massive number of fish deaths on the Pacuare and other nearby rivers between Sunday and Monday. Mauricio Álvarez, president of the…

Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

Costa Rica submitted a document on Monday to the International Court of Justice at The Hague that lay out the arguments underpinning the $6.7 million bill the country sent…

Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016
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Conservation
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Earth Hour in Costa Rica saved more electricity than in 2016

L. Arias - March 27, 2017

Homes and businesses that joined Earth Hour 2017 and turned off the lights on Saturday allowed Costa Rica save an amount of electricity equivalent to the average…

Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches
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Conservation
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Meet Costa Rica’s cleanest beaches

L. Arias - March 25, 2017

Holy Week is approaching, and for those planning to enjoy some time off at the beach, new recommendations await: the Costa Rica Tourism Board (ICT) this week…

Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas
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Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas

L. Arias - March 23, 2017

The number of hectares burned in wildfires inside protected lands so far this year is the highest since 2014, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported this…

Sea lions found at Costa Rica’s central Pacific beaches
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Climate Change
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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…

Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park
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Conservation
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Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

Researchers, students and volunteers gathered in La Sabana Park, west of downtown San José, over the weekend to count and classify animals, insects, trees, and other species that…

Costa Rica pledges to improve protection of its wetlands
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Climate Change
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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…