Costa Rica votes to ratify Paris agreement on climate change
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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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Costa Rica
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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 Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22
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Climate Change
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Costa Ricans pledge to go car free on Sept. 22

L. Arias - September 12, 2016

Environmental activists are encouraging Costa Ricans to leave their cars at home on Sept. 22 and instead walk, ride a bike, use public transportation or at least…

Warming oceans are turning sea stars to goo and killing lobsters, scientists say
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Warming oceans are turning sea stars to goo and killing lobsters, scientists say

Darryl Fears | The Washington Post - February 18, 2016

Warming waters in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans have increased the prevalence of diseases that are turning sea stars to mush and killing lobsters by burrowing under…

Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016
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Environment and Wildlife
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Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

James Pheby with Clement Sabourin in Montreal | AFP - December 31, 2015

LONDON -- With temperatures above freezing at the North Pole, deadly tornadoes in Texas, extreme heat in Australia and floods in Britain and Missouri, the world is beset…

Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees
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Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees

Chelsea Harvey | The Washington Post - December 29, 2015

A combination of laser-imaging technology and satellite data has shed new light on the devastating impacts of California's ongoing drought. In a study published Monday in Proceedings…

Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres honored for UN climate work
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Costa Rica’s Christiana Figueres honored for UN climate work

Jill Replogle - December 17, 2015

Costa Rican Christiana Figueres was awarded the Medal of Paris on Wednesday for helping broker the historic, 195-nation deal to avert climate change that was sealed in the French capital…

Anatomy of a deal: How the Paris climate accord was won — and nearly lost
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Anatomy of a deal: How the Paris climate accord was won — and nearly lost

Joby Warrick | The Washington Post - December 14, 2015

PARIS - The proposed accord was just hours from a final vote when the glitch was spotted. Someone had changed a single word in the draft text…

195 nations seal historic Paris pact to stop global warming
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195 nations seal historic Paris pact to stop global warming

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - December 12, 2015

LE BOURGET, France -- To rousing cheers and tears of relief, envoys from 195 nations approved Saturday an accord to stop global warming, offering hope that humanity can…

Cheers as French hosts release proposed UN climate-rescue pact
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Cheers as French hosts release proposed UN climate-rescue pact

Marlowe Hood and Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - December 12, 2015

LE BOURGET, France -- French hosts of U.N. talks submitted to cheers and applause Saturday a proposed 195-nation accord to defeat global warming, which threatens mankind but needs an…