Riteve vehicle inspection rates to go up starting July
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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Business
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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…

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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…

VW says 11 million cars affected globally as scandal widens
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VW says 11 million cars affected globally as scandal widens

Chris Reiter | Bloomberg - September 22, 2015

BERLIN — Volkswagen said irregularities on diesel-emission readings extend to 11 million vehicles around the world, forcing the German carmaker to set aside 6.5 billion euros ($7.3…

To help save Costa Rican rivers, head to a picnic
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Environment and Wildlife
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To help save Costa Rican rivers, head to a picnic

Amanda Zúñiga - September 21, 2015

Costa Rica boasts extraordinary natural beauty and a reputation as one of the best ecological destinations on Earth. Nevertheless, its rivers are terribly polluted condition, contradicting the…