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

The election was over, and yet we marched
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The election was over, and yet we marched

Katie Quirk - January 23, 2017

See also: Hundreds turn out for San José Women's March When my family moved from the United States to Monteverde, Costa Rica, for a year, my husband…

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…

VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day
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VIDEO: San José politicians, residents forego cars on World Car Free Day

Rebecca Males - September 23, 2016

Roads and highways in and around San José, Costa Rica were perhaps a bit less clogged on Sept. 22 as politicians, diplomats and residents took up the…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres drops out of UN Secretary-General race

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Costa Rican diplomat Christiana Figueres Olsen said Monday that she was dropping her bid to succeed Ban Ki-moon as the United Nations Secretary-General due to the lack…