“Here in Monteverde, our spring water is crystal pure. Nevertheless, we transport truckloads of water in small plastic bottles up and down the mountain.”
Water samples were collected from the river for laboratory testing; environmentalists believe the death of fish could be linked to the use of agrochemicals at farms in the area.
Nicaragua will have until June 2 to submit a response. Justices then will issue a final ruling on the damage compensation figure and on a deadline to make the payment.
During this year’s Earth Hour, Costa Rica saved 32 kilowatts, 2 more than in last year’s celebration.
Three beaches will display blue flags with the maximum of five stars for the next 12 months, all of them on the Pacific coast.
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.
Preliminary results suggest that a six-year-old project to replace non-native trees in La Sabana Park with native species has succeeded in bringing Costa Rican wildlife back to the park.
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.
Environmental groups believe a cableway to Chirripó peak would attract crowds that would overload the national park’s capacity and endanger the protected lands.