June 5th: World Environment Day

World Environment Day was decreed by the United Nations on December 15th, 1972 and is commemorated on June 5th of each year. Its purpose...

The War Against Plastics (2)

Once it dawned on us that plastic pollution might as well be what UN environment chief Erik Solheim called "an ocean Armageddon" in the...

The War Against Plastics (1)

From way up above, our planet looks like a blue marble. Its name, Earth, is a misnomer indeed. It should be called Aqua or...

Fuego Volcano of Guatemala Sudden Eruption on Sunday

The Fuego volcano of Guatemala erupted on Sunday afternoon, leaving at least 31 dead, buried neighborhoods, and ash columns over 6,000 meters high.The National...

Volunteer Neighbors Will Clean the Tibás Canton

It all began with a group of neighbors who organized themselves through social media. They worried about the amount of trash they saw on...

Let’s Talk Turtles

Today is World Turtle Day! This annual celebration was created in 2000, by the American Tortoise Rescue group (ATR) and it is now popular...

Fifco Aspires to Be the First “Positive Water” Company in Costa Rica

Florida Ice and Farm Company (Fifco), through its Florida Bebidas division, became the 1st company to be "Neutral Water" in Central America in 2012,...

Total Energy Waste Solutions Announces New Solid Waste Energy Park

Costa Rica is committed to achieving total environmental sustainability by 2021. True to this goal, about 95% of the country's energy needs are covered...

Carlos Alvarado Announced a Ban on Fossil Fuels in Costa Rica

Last Wednesday, May 16th, 2018, Costa Rica’s new president Carlos Alvarado announced a ban on the use of fossil fuels, according to Telesur TV...

Costa Rica Recycles Only 6.6% of Its Daily Residues

Every day, Costa Ricans generate 4,000 tons of ordinary waste. Of this amount, 1,000 tons are deposited in rivers, vacant lots, and public roads....
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