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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 &...

CO2 emissions with Google Earth

A team of US scientists led by Purdue University unveiled an interactive Google Earth map on Thursday showing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels...
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