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…

Why our Assembly owes Costa Rica decisive action on the electric car bill
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Costa Rica
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Why our Assembly owes Costa Rica decisive action on the electric car bill

Alvaro Murillo - October 26, 2016

See also: Make Costa Rica great again? Costa Rica has begun to discuss in earnest how to reduce the shameful pollution that its ever-growing fleet of vehicles…

Riteve vehicle inspection rates to go up starting July
Autos
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Autos
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Riteve vehicle inspection rates to go up starting July

L. Arias - June 7, 2016

The price of Costa Rica's mandatory, yearly technical vehicle inspection will increase next month after 11 years without change. The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) agreed with Riteve SyC,…

Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Volcanic ash from Turrialba contributes to air pollution in metro area

Zach Dyer - June 6, 2016

Volcanologists believe Turrialba Volcano isn’t going to stop erupting any time soon and that could have long-term health effects for people living downwind. Experts from the Health Ministry and…

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…

5 tips for helping the planet from Costa Rica
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Environment
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5 tips for helping the planet from Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - January 10, 2016

In December, Costa Rica and 194 other nations signed a landmark climate deal aimed at averting climate disaster, and with it, major human tragedy. What if, with the start of…

Scandal-hit VW to cut investments by €1 billion, says CEO
Business
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Business
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Scandal-hit VW to cut investments by €1 billion, says CEO

AFP - November 20, 2015

BERLIN – German auto giant Volkswagen will cut investments by €1 billion euros in 2016, said its chief executive, as the group sought to scale back on…

Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution
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Business
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution

Marco Sibaja | AFP - November 19, 2015

CALDERA, Puntarenas – At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Churchill vendor "Mamiche" is catering to a line of customers in front of his beachside flavored…

Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old
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Government, car dealers agree to stop importing used cars over 14 years old

L. Arias - October 23, 2015

Officials from various ministries and representatives of both new and used car dealerships agreed this week to stop importing vehicles older than 14 years as a measure…

Environment and Wildlife
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National river-picnic events cancelled due to heavy rains

Katherine Stanley - September 26, 2015

The organization Río Urbano, which promotes awareness and conservation of Costa Rica's rivers, announced that its "Picnic at the River" event scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 27 has…