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    Environmentally Friendly Ways of Traveling

    As the year winds down and colder weather becomes the norm in New Jersey, there's a better way to heat yourself up than cranking...

    Five Companies Receive Carbon Neutral Status in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Standardization Technical Institute of Costa Rica (Inteco) announced that five companies will be declared carbon neutral. Inteco, one...

    Costa Rica Sustainable Fishing Areas Seek Partners for Development

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The initiative, which will benefit some 700 families of fishermen, was made ​​official on Friday October 25th with the signing...

    Costa Rica’s Nation Group Announces Plan to Stop Using Plastic

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The use of glass and aluminum containers will be promoted among employees of Nation Group, after announcing that...

    First Costa Rican Carbon Offset Bank Opens

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Starting on October 17th, Bank2 went into operation, which is the first carbon bank in Costa Rica that...

    Entrepreneurs Looking to Manufacture Electric Vehicles in Costa Rica

    In the near future, electric cars could appear alongside pineapple, coffee and computer chips in the list of exports that Costa Rica makes. A Costa...

    Proposed Congressional Bill Bans the Cultivation of GMOs in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Opposition lawmakers and environmental groups today filed a bill to Costa Rican Congress to establish a moratorium on...

    The Economic and Natural Benefits of Costa Rica’s Coral Reefs

    Costa Rica’s majestic coral reefs, covering approximately 970 km2 of the seabed, have multiple benefits for nature but especially significant economic value. The Interamerican Association...

    Costa Rica Hotels Focus on Sustainability

    Hotels in Costa Rica are no longer just satisfied with offering visitors clear waters, beautiful beaches and endless tropical forests, but are increasingly focusing...

    Costa Rica to Create Virtual Atlas of its Rich Biodiversity

    The Government and academic and scientific institutions of Costa Rica will work in the coming months to create a virtual atlas of biodiversity of...

    Costa Rica Awards 6 Clean Energy Projects

    Costa Rica News - Costa Rica's government signed "letters of intent" with local private companies to develop six clean energy projects that will to...

    With Carbon Neutral Bananas Sector Seeks Greater Momentum

    Costa Rica News - After a low level of exports in 2012, the banana industry seeks alternatives to increased competitiveness. Efforts range from environmental...

    Costa Rica Opens Solar Power Project in 2012 More Plans for 2013

    Costa Rica News - In late 2012 Costa Rica opened the first large scale solar power plant in Bagaces, Guanacaste. The solar project is comprised...

    Costa Rica Leads in Payments for Environmental Services (PES)

    Costa Rica is a leader in payments for environmental services (PES) and has established compensation landowners for protecting conserving their local environments. Protecting biodiversity...

    World Bank for a Carbon Fund Selects Costa Rica

    This month Costa Rica became the first choice for World Bank for a Carbon Fund, allowing access to $63 million for the Payment Program...

    Small Energy Producers to Reduce Prices and Help Environment

    Costa Rica needs to diversify energy markets to allow small producers to participate, which would open the doors to growth and innovation, that would...

    IDB Approves $ 200 Million for a Hydroelectric Plant in Costa Rica

    The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan of 200 million dollars for the construction of the hydroelectric plant in Costa Rica. In a press...

    Costa Rica tourism Takes Over San Lucas Prison Island

    The prison island San Lucas has a dark history as the most brutal prison in Costa Rica. The prison ran between 1873 and 1991...

    Costa Rica Hotel Chain Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality Wins International Award for Socially Responsible Operations

    Cayuga Sustainable Hospitality, owner of several eco-lodges, eco-resorts and sustainable hotels & resorts in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, was among the 15 companies selected...

    G&M Cosmetics Launches Environmental Program in Costa Rica

    Last Thursday, August 9th, G&M Cosmetics S.A., distributor of top-quality Italian hair care products from Davines, officially launched the program “Belleza Sostenible,” which aims...

    Honduras and Costa Rica Propose Protections for Hammerheads

    Fish News EU - The governments of Honduras and Costa Rica have today proposed protections for scalloped hammerhead sharks under the Convention on International Trade...

    Recycling in Costa Rica

    Costa Rica, known for its biodiversity, national parks, and thriving eco-tourism, has a severe municipal solid waste management (MSWM) problem that threatens the health...

    Costa Rica Announces New Fiscal Measures to Contain Deficit

    SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA, April 18 (Reuters) - Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla announced a new set of measures to contain the country's growing...

    Investing in Latin America’s Green Energy Growth Market

    Biofuels is on the rise… again. The first time some painful lessons were learned for fast-in investors. This time the focus is on second...

    The Minister of Agriculture in Mission to Costa Rica

    The Minister of Agriculture of Haiti, Docteur Hébert, at the invitation of Dr. Victor Villalobos, Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on...

    The Future of Costa Rica: Leading Biofuel Production

    Over the years, terms like construction, development and real estate have failed to take into consideration the words sustainability and environmental well-being. In fact,...

    Costa Rica to sterilize fruit flies with X-rays

    The Costa Rican State Phytosanitary Service (SFE) aims to sterilize fruit flies with X-ray technology in a bid to reduce crop damages, website Laestrella.com.pa...

    The Earth Charter in Costa Rica

    The Earth Charter Initiative (ECI), located in Costa Rica, began with an excellent vision but limited intent. It provides an “ethical framework for the...

    Costa Rica Investments in Bio-fuel, and Sustainable Agro Developments

    Central America and especially Costa Rica has seen a large surge in Biofuel initiative. There new Biofuel cooperative projects, intercropping (with food and oil...

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

    The Partido Verde Ecologista (PVE), or Green Ecological Party, of Costa Rica is proud to announce that it will be officially integrated into The...

    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...
    Grey Crowned Red-backed Squirrel Monkey (Mono Titi)

    Titi Conservation Alliance: Sustainable Development and Conservation in Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Region

    TCRN Regional Correspondent: Katrina Palmer Manuel Antonio's cocktail party for the Mono Titis! Celebrating local sustainability, the Titi Conservation Alliance and members of the Quepos/Manuel Antonio...

    Costa Rica’s protected areas will get $56 million boost

    TCRN STAFF: San Jose, Costa Rica - To meet UN goals in protected areas, Costa Rica will receive nearly $56 million in donations and debt...
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    Costa Rican Company is selected in Top 25 Energy Entrepreneurs

    UBA is a biofuel development and advisory organization based in Costa Rica. While it has numerous biofuel initiatives in outreach and planning, commercialization and deployment, and research and development, these initiatives are part of the Million Gallon Challenge, a goal to produce 1 million gallons of green diesel per day.

    New geothermal plant could hurt carbon neutrality goals

    by MERCEDES R. AGUERO The Garabito thermal power plant complicates the goal of Costa Rica to become the first carbon neutral country in the world...

    Energy saving campaign set to launch

    by TCRN Staff The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) is launching a campaign to save energy, with the intent to reduce consumption by 120 megawatts. The...

    Nature Air Receives Award

    by TCRN Staff Action taken by the Costa Rican Airline Nature Air to offset their carbon footprint has been recognized and rewarded by National Geographic. According...

    Central Bank changes inflation marker

    by TCRN Staff The central bank will be using a different indicator to assess inflation, an measure called a truncated mean estimation. This estimate excludes products...

    Eco hotel Waterfall Villas now offers Detox Yoga Retreat

    Exclusive boutique eco hotel Waterfall Villas now offers a specialized Detox Yoga Retreat. To relieve stress and undergo a healing process detoxification offers a...

    Costa Rica’s answers to fight climate change

    The tiny country of Costa Rica has giant plans to help change the world for the better, but for that to happen, serious issues...
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