President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year
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Business
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President Solís pledges to repair road to Monteverde by next year

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

The long-awaited project to build an asphalt road to replace the current gravel road to Monteverde will begin today, President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed during an inspection…

New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life
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Giving Back
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New international campaign raises funds to protect Costa Rica’s ocean life

Katherine Stanley - June 8, 2017

A new campaign seeks to raise awareness and funds for organizations leading the way in the conservation and sustainable use of Costa Rica’s oceans. The “Protect What…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

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

Paul Smith - 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…

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…

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…

Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering
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Conservation
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Messages along San José’s streets ask people to stop littering

L. Arias - January 19, 2017

Streets and sidewalks along several blocks in downtown San José are displaying a series of messages asking people to stop littering in public spaces and throwing garbage down the…

Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention
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Conservation
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Costa Rica declines to vote on shark protections at international convention

Michael Krumholtz - September 30, 2016

Costa Rica will abstain from voting on whether or not to include two species of shark on an international list of protected species, angering conservationists. The government's decision was announced…

Right of reply: Lawyer for former vets of Sloth Sanctuary
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Animal welfare
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Right of reply: Lawyer for former vets of Sloth Sanctuary

Gabriel Lizama - August 24, 2016

Editor’s note: In Costa Rica, any party who feels they have been the subject of incorrect or false information in a news publication has a legal right…