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    Paulownia Tree Could Become an Environmental Solution

    Pavulonia a multipurpose tree of Chinese origin, is able to capture 50% of carbon dioxide, used to feed livestock, wood provides only 9 years, nourishing the earth's crust and shade to avoid the loss of weight gained by high...

    First wind power plant in Honduras

    Central America has tremendous opportunities in developing green energy. From biofuels to hydro and wind to thermal there is a lot these central American countries can provide.Honduras’ first wind power plant began operations amid an ongoing energy crisis that...

    COSTA RICA’S GREEN ECOLOGICAL PARTY TO JOIN THE FEDERATION OF GREEN PARTIES OF THE AMERICAS

    The Partido Verde Ecologista (PVE), or Green Ecological Party, of Costa Rica is proud to announce that it will be officially integrated into The Federation of Green Parties of the Americas (FGPA) at a ceremony during the Federation’s annual...

    A Beginner’s Guide to Birdwatching in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica attracts visitors from faroff corners of the world for a variety of reasons: excellent surfing, beautiful landscapes, peaceful populace, tropical climate. Not least among them is its excellent birdwatching. There are several reasons why Costa Rica is...

    Costa Rica’s Sportfishing and Tourism Commission adds TBF’s conservation director among its seven board members

    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica --- Costa Rica, one of the world’s premier sportfishing destinations, has named Herbert Nanne, and Monica Gutierrez to the country’s recently formed Sportfishing and Tourism Commission.Nanne is a biologist and The Billfish Foundation’s (TBF)...

    Get to Know Costa Rica’s Tropical Fruit

    A common gripe about living in Costa Rica is the repetitive food. There’s a certain comfort in always being able to stop by your local soda and enjoy an inexpensive casado with nutritious black beans, rice, salad, and possibly...

    Double Jeopardy: Tuna and Billfish

    MIAMI – July 25, 2011 – A new study by top global fisheries experts presents an alarming assessment of several economically important fish populations. The analysis of 61 species of “scombrids,” which include tunas, bonitos, mackerels and Spanish mackerels, and billfishes,...

    Wind energy: how it works

    By Mary Jones, TheCostaRicaNews.comWind is a result from the uneven heating of the Earth by the sun and the fact temperatures are always attempting to reach an equilibrium (heat is always moving to a cooler area). With the rising...

    Reforestation and Turtle Patrols on the Osa Peninsula

    Since our previous report in February, the Frontier Osa project has continued with their important environmental work, which carries out groundbreaking surveys within Costa Rica's remote habitats, helping to conserve some of the country’s most mysterious creatures.

    500 houses to get solar panels as part of clean energy project

    As part of a pilot program to promote clean energy, the roofs of 500 homes in Costa Rica will receive solar panels that can produce electricity for the company Nacional de Fuerza y Luz (CNFL).
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    Drivers of “Motorcycles Disguised as Bicycles” Would Have To Be Licensed in Costa Rica

    The authorities of the Road Safety Council (Cosevi) are analyzing the possibility of requiring driver's licenses for drivers of...
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