Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica extends deadline to settle payment with Nicaragua for environmental damage

L. Arias - December 17, 2016

Last year, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague gave Nicaragua one year – until Dec. 15, 2016 – to compensate Costa Rica for environmental damage…

National campaign collects used batteries for recycling
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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National campaign collects used batteries for recycling

L. Arias - June 14, 2016

Used batteries are highly polluting for the environment and there are no companies in Costa Rica that can recycle them. For that reason the Life Insurance Company…

Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mora residents battle to stop a landfill from being built in their backyard

L. Arias - February 12, 2016

The proposed construction of a landfill in the canton of Mora, 20 kilometers west of San José, has angered local residents who say they will fight to protect their natural…

Bumblebee tongues are shrinking because of climate change, study says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Bumblebee tongues are shrinking because of climate change, study says

Chelsea Harvey | Special To The Washington Post - September 26, 2015

Climate change is making some pretty strange things happen in the world. It's able to alter the behavior of tiny marine organisms, change the circulation of the…

UN condemns pollution disaster in Guatemala’s La Pasión river
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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UN condemns pollution disaster in Guatemala’s La Pasión river

AFP - July 22, 2015

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — The United Nations office in Guatemala said Tuesday that a major river in the country’s northern region had been contaminated with pesticides used to produce African palm…

Man throws religious icons into Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Man throws religious icons into Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano

Zach Dyer - July 3, 2015

Most people visit Costa Rica's volcanoes to admire their beauty, but one man apparently had a different idea. The news website CRHoy.com posted a video Thursday reportedly…

A milestone for the environment in the Deepwater Horizon disaster
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Business
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A milestone for the environment in the Deepwater Horizon disaster

THE WASHINGTON POST - July 3, 2015

The saga of what some have called the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history passed a milestone on Thursday. BP, the company in charge of the Deepwater…

Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal
A man a plan a canal.... Nicaragua?
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A man a plan a canal.... Nicaragua?
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Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal

AFP and The Tico Times - June 14, 2015

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in the central Nicaraguan city of Juigalpa to protest the construction of a $50 billion canal that will run…

Nicaragua Canal project surrounded by air of intimidation, opponents say
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Nicaragua Canal project surrounded by air of intimidation, opponents say

Zach Dyer - June 10, 2015

On the second anniversary of the Nicaraguan Canal concession, opponents traveled to Costa Rica Wednesday to raise awareness about the potential environmental and social costs of the…

Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf
Environment
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Environment
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Costa Rica investigates company’s navigation permits after weekend chemical spill in Nicoya Gulf

L. Arias - May 5, 2015

Officials from the Costa Rican Fisheries Institute (INCOPESCA) on Monday said that the 180 tons of ammonium nitrate spilled into the Nicoya Gulf last Saturday have not caused significant…