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    Latin American countries opposed to whaling meet in Costa Rica

    Eleven Latin American countries, advocates of a total ban on whaling, meet on Tuesday in Costa Rica to define its position at the next conference of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).The IWC is held in June in Agadir, Morocco,...

    Foreign studies question Costa Rica’s green image

    by SERGIO ARCE A.Two foreign studies are challenging the image of Costa Rica as a destination for environmentally sustainable, and even exotic paradise, due to the impact of real estate development experienced by the Pacific Coast.This was the main...

    New geothermal plant could hurt carbon neutrality goals

    by MERCEDES R. AGUEROThe Garabito thermal power plant complicates the goal of Costa Rica to become the first carbon neutral country in the world in 2021.The plant, which will have an installed capacity of 200 megawatts, will burn 122...

    Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica

    Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth MannManuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just south of Quepos. The 682 hectare park is the smallest of any Costa Rican national park. Its beautiful white sand beaches and...

    Costa Rica to Double Power Generation Within 6 Years

    by MERCEDES R. AGUEROAccording to ICE's Expansion of Electricity Generation Plan for 2010-2021, next year and through 2016 ICE will operate at least 14 more power plants.These generators would increase from 2400 to 4018 megawatts (MW) of installed capacity...

    UCR and UNA sail on an expedition to Isla del Coco

    by ALEJANDRA VARGAS MScientists at the University of Costa Rica and the National University set sail yesterday to Cocos Island aboard the tourist boat Undersea Hunter.Prepared with the necessary equipment, 12 scientists from both domestic and foreign institutions will...

    Pathogen threatens citrus crop

    by MARVIN S. BARQUEROA disease that causes irregular ripening in citrus has become an imminent threat to thousands of acres of orange groves, especially in the northern part of the country.The pathogen, known as yellow dragon or huanglongbing (HLB)...

    United Biofuels of America Hosts the Second Jatropha Harvest Experience in Costa Rica

    The Jatropha Harvest Experience was held in Costa Rica, April 7 – 10, 2010. This event developed by United Biofuels of America (UBA), is an annual outreach program to create awareness of biofuel development in Central America.The Jatropha Harvest...

    Cities take steps to control litter on beaches

    by M. ALFARO XIMENAThe municipalities of the most visited beaches of the country stepped up measures to control the flood of waste deposited by vacationers during the Easter weekend.Marvin Elizondo, the mayor of Garabito, Puntarenas, said that for three...

    Banana sector expected to rebound in 2010

    by MARVIN S. BARQUEROBanana growers expect a strong upturn in the industry this year, which will lead to an estimated harvest of 107 million boxes of 18 kilos each.The rise, which may reach up to 23%, would be very...
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