Costa Rica to step up carbon-neutral coffee production
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Costa Rica to step up carbon-neutral coffee production

Lindsay Fendt - December 2, 2015

Coffee fans will soon have another reason to buy Costa Rican brews. On Tuesday, officials from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced a new goal to convert 25,000…

Costa Rica backs away from 2021 carbon neutrality goal
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Costa Rica backs away from 2021 carbon neutrality goal

Zach Dyer - November 30, 2015

Costa Rica appears to be distancing itself from an ambitious goal to become the world’s first carbon neutral country by 2021, according to a statement from Casa…

Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution

Marco Sibaja | AFP - November 19, 2015

CALDERA, Puntarenas – At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Churchill vendor "Mamiche" is catering to a line of customers in front of his beachside flavored…

Costa Rica launches major conference on private land conservation
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Costa Rica launches major conference on private land conservation

Karl Kahler - November 10, 2015

An international conference on private conservation and sustainable tourism kicked off Monday night at the Wyndham San José Herradura Hotel, with Vice President Ana Helena Chacón preaching…

Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old
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Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Officials from various ministries and representatives of both new and used car dealerships agreed this week to stop importing vehicles older than 14 years as a measure…

President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development
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President Solís tells world leaders Costa Rica is a model of sustainable development

Zach Dyer - September 28, 2015

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solís told world leaders gathered in New York this past weekend that his country's sustainable development model is worthy of emulation. Solís…

Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights
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Costa Rica’s capital to have solar energy powered traffic lights

L. Arias - September 25, 2015

Stop lights in downtown San José are about to get a "green" upgrade. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) said Thursday that it had awarded a $1 million contract to…

World failing to meet emissions level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts say
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World failing to meet emissions level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts say

Mariette Le Roux and Marlowe Hood | AFP - September 2, 2015

BONN, Germany -- Inadequate national targets for curbing climate-altering greenhouse gases meant emissions would be "far above" the level required to stave off disastrous global warming, analysts warned…

The Guardian names Costa Rican journalist among ‘young climate campaigners to watch’ ahead of Paris 2015
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The Guardian names Costa Rican journalist among ‘young climate campaigners to watch’ ahead of Paris 2015

David Boddiger - June 24, 2015

Costa Rica, a tiny, biodiverse Central American country that is striving to achieve carbon-neutrality in the near future, has produced its fair share of ecology-minded thinkers and actors.…

European Union ambassadors ride their bikes through San José to send a message
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European Union ambassadors ride their bikes through San José to send a message

Alberto Font - June 18, 2015

Ambassadors in Costa Rica from the European Union cycled on a new bike path along part of San José's 4th and 6th avenues to encourage residents to leave their…