A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 13, 2018

For many in Costa Rica, Christiana Figueres needs no introduction. The daughter of iconic revolutionary and president José “Pepe” Figueres Ferrer and his second wife, Karen Olsen,…

Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste

AFP and Tico Times - July 27, 2018

Costa Rica will start a project to bring water to more than half a million people in the arid region of Guanacaste. The government announced the project…

Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Is climate change a factor in Costa Rica’s rising childhood asthma cases?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2017

Asthma is on the rise again among Costa Rican children, and pediatric pulmonologist Manuel Soto says the increasing effects of climate change on the country’s weather is…

Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Climate change threatens Latin America coffee producers

AFP - September 12, 2017

Climate change is threatening the Latin American zones most favorable for growing coffee, according to a study out Monday that warns production could drop by nearly 90…

Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact
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Climate Change
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Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in…

Costa Rican government responds to Trump’s climate accords exit
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican government responds to Trump’s climate accords exit

The Tico Times - June 2, 2017

In the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's announcement on June 1 that he would seek his country's exist from the Paris Climate Agreement, Costa Rica's Presidency,…

Costa Rica’s first satellite scheduled for deployment in one year
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s first satellite scheduled for deployment in one year

L. Arias - March 22, 2017

Recommended: From Desamparados to the stars - Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA The quest to send Costa Rica's first satellite into orbit entered assembly and testing…

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

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
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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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…