Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica
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Central America
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Migration issues dominate Tuxtla Summit speeches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 29, 2017

Immigration and environmental issues were some the main topics of discussion among participants in the XVI Summit of the Tuxtla Mechanism, an international summit that ended Wednesday in the Costa…

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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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…

Meet Daan Roosegaarde: ‘You’re always a voluntary prisoner of your own imagination’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Meet Daan Roosegaarde: ‘You’re always a voluntary prisoner of your own imagination’

Elizabeth Lang - March 14, 2017

Is it possible for humanity to live sustainably with nature and technology? Daan Roosegaarde, a young artist, innovator and architect from the Netherlands, and with his group of…

Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park
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Conservation
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Tree-replacement project is improving biodiversity at San José’s La Sabana Park

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

Researchers, students and volunteers gathered in La Sabana Park, west of downtown San José, over the weekend to count and classify animals, insects, trees, and other species that…

Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park
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Alleged gold miners end protest at Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 22, 2017

The group of people claiming to be former gold miners have left the lands they occupied outside Corcovado National Park in southwestern Costa Rica after reaching an agreement…

Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 
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Conservation
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Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

A group of more than 100 people who identified themselves as gold miners set up a camp just outside Corcovado National Park on Sunday. They are demanding…

Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park
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Conservation
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Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

L. Arias - February 2, 2017

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ordered the Costa Rican government to outline a plan to protect Corcovado National Park and other nearby areas…

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

How to recycle your Christmas tree in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How to recycle your Christmas tree in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 27, 2016

Now that Christmas is over, local goverments want people to correctly and safely dispose of their Christmas trees. Various municipalities are offering free recycling programs for real…