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    Sandpoint students help turtles in Costa Rica

    Sandpoint Middle School eighth-grade student Devan Fitzpatrick has a pretty good idea what profession she wants to pursue when she is older. But just to be sure, she thought she should investigate it a little further, so she signed...

    New Frog Species Discovered in Costa Rica

    University of Costa Rica scientists discovered a new species of frog in a mountainous region of their country. The frog is about 2 cm. in length and lives in the Altamira-Valle de Silencio area at an altitude of around...

    Indigenous People Sidelined

    SAN JOSÉ, IPS) - The Diquís dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Central America, is worrying indigenous communities because Costa Rica’s state power company has excluded them from the decision-making process, in spite of international treaties that stipulate that...

    Recycling plans begin in Costa Rican cities

    Costa Rican cities are starting to see yellow recycling containers. The goal – to capture plastic bottles, newspapers, aluminum cans and paper cartons.Costa Rica's waste management plans are expected to improve dramatically over the next year, providing new opportunities...

    Water Trading keep it Simple

    One year and a continent apart, two very different communities embarked on two very similar yet revolutionary ecosystem marketing schemes.by Alice KennyNew York City and the Costa Rican Paradise of Heredia each embarked on pioneering efforts to harvest the...

    Costa Rica, environmentalism, economic growth

    Liberia, Costa Rica » Sailing down Costa Rica's Tempisque River on an eco-tour, I watched a crocodile devour a bass with one gulp. It took only a few seconds. The croc's head emerged from the muddy waters near the...

    Costa Rica’s first Jatropha Conference

    On April 1st – 4rd 2009 the Costa Rican central pacific region hosted the Jatropha Harvest Experience Costa Rica 2009, a first of its kind event. This 4-day event is designed to educated attendees by verifying truths and dispelling...

    Costa Rica Joins World Green Building Council

    The Costa Rica chapter of the Green Building Council (www.crgbc.org) was notified of induction into the World Green Building Council (www.worldgbc.org) on March 24, 2009. Environmental sustainability in Costa Rica is a major social concern as the country covers...

    Empowering Local Communities Through Carbon Credits

    Under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), carbon offset schemes are limited to afforestation and reforestation. Heavily forested countries like Brazil, Cameroon, Costa Rica, DR Congo, Gabon, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, which all together contain 80%...

    Costa Rica and France battle climate change

    Brice Lalone has been appointed by the French Government to lead France's policies in their battle against climate change.Brice and France's Environment, Energy & Telecommunications Minister Roberto Dobles traveled to Costa Rica in February of this year, for discussions...
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