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    FAO: Deforestation is not necessary to produce more food

    Agriculture is still the main cause of deforestation around the world, and it is necessary to promote more positive interactions between agriculture and the forests...

    Colombia produces Environmentally Friendly Electric Bus

    The electric bus, Andino 18, which began operating March 16th between the Colombian cities of Bogota and Medellin, is a source of inspiration for...

    Draft law to support electric vehicles and clean energy

    Costa Rica started the movement toward vehicle renovation to become a country that incentivizes the use of electric vehicles and clean energy. A preliminary study revealed...

    Oil and gas create conflict near Isla Bolanos

    Executive summary: Having the right to exploit the potential multi-million dollar deposits of oil and gas below the Pacific Ocean could be one of the...

    The new face of Architecture

    How Green Technologies will shape the face of Costa Rica Costa Rica has announced that there will be an integration of Solar Energy into the...

    New Aqueduct along Barranca would benefit 75,000

    The community leaders of Palmares and San Ramón asked the organization Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA) to follow through with a management plan to protect...

    Salary adjustment proposal would benefit agricultural workers

    This Monday a negotiation started to adjust the private sector salary, and amongst three proposals implemented by the worker's representatives one is much higher...

    Costa Rica’s Forests: The Jungle’s Incredible Comeback Story

    In the 1980’s Costa Rica found itself in a desperate situation, due to massive deforestation by the timber and livestock industries, the country’s lush...

    The Coming of Solar Energy to Costa Rica

    What is Solar Energy? Solar energy is gained by collecting sun-rays. As every form of life needs sunlight to survive and grow, it is the...
    Dr. Franklin Chang is taking on Costa Rican development once again. | TCRN

    Franklin Chang Sets an Example for Private Energy Production

    Dr. Franklin Chang is taking on Costa Rican development once again. A new solar farm proposed by Dr. Franklin Chang’s Ad Astra Rocket Company will...
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    Did Costa Rica Really Use 99% Renewable Energy in 2015?

    Recent developments call into question the validity of ICE’s claim. Costa Rica blew-up the media at the beginning of 2015, announcing it had gone 285...
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    3 Ways to Make Your Costa Rica Home More Energy Efficient

    Give your home an energy makeover for the new year with these three simple tips! According to a report completed by students of Worcester Polytechnic...

    Charge Your Phone with Exercise

    Last weekend on December 6 La Asunción de Belén en Heredia opened a new kind of sustainable energy initiative. Truth be told, this initiative is...

    Costa Rica and Azerbaijan to Strengthen Economic Ties

    In what economists call a complementary partnership, oil-rich Azerbaijan plans on solidifying its relations with Costa Rica, which is globally known for its agricultural...

    Tax Breaks, Solar Connections and $10 Plasma Reactors

    Recent news suggests now is the perfect time to make the jump to alternative energy in Costa Rica. A new Costa Rican bill proposes tax...

    What Can Costa Rica Learn From Honduras About Renewable Energy?

    Despite the fame Costa Rica gained at the beginning of this year for going 100+ days on completely renewable energy, Honduras is giving ticos...
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    Costa Rica Electricity Rate Increase Comes as a Shock

    Back in March, the state utilities regulator announced that Costa Rica had met its yearly energy demand almost exclusively with renewable resources and, therefore,...

    Costa Rica Is Running 100% on Renewable Electricity

    Costa Rica continues its quest to become the most sustainable and renewable energy country on the planet and has now powered the entire country...

    Franklin Chang Pursues Pineapple Fuel Project

    A project to generate hydrogen from pineapple waste headed by astronaut Franklin Chang is pending with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MICITT), but...

    Nine More Costa Rican Companies Receive the Carbon Neutral Seal of Approval

    The Costa Rica Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) presented nine more companies with the Carbon Neutral (C-Neutral) seal, reported an official source. Of the...

    Costa Rican Company Saves ¢600,000 Per Month Thanks to Solar Panels

    After installing solar panels to generate all their electricity, the Costa Rican company Florex has been able to save ¢600,000 per month. The vice president...

    A Costa Rica Hidden Gem: Playa Cativo Lodge in Piedras Blancas National Park

    Everyone has a different idea of the perfect vacation: some want excitement and local culture, while others want to disappear and enjoy the natural...

    ARESEP Proposes Drastic Electricity Rate Reduction for April

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - This morning the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) proposed to reduce electricity prices by up to 20%. This reduction...

    Costa Rica Develops New Green Vehicle Program to Further Reduce the Country’s Carbon Footprint

    The Costa Rica government has announced the development of the Acquisition Program for Efficient Vehicles (PAVE) which will promote a reduction of national energy consumption...

    10 Delicious Costa Rican Superfoods You Should be Eating Daily

    We are currently living in an age where we are bombarded with information. It comes in all forms on a variety of subjects, none...

    Costa Rica Government Admits They Have Not Lowered Electricity Rates as Promised

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Minister of Environment and Energy (MINAE), Edgar Gutiérrez, acknowledged to ADN Radio 90.7 FM how difficult it...

    Costa Rica Will Have Hydrogen Powered Cars in the Country by 2018

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Within three years, the Costa Rican company Purdy Motor will bring the first hydrogen operated vehicles into the...

    Brutalized Anteater Saved by Costa Rican Firefighters

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A wounded anteater was rescued by firefighters in Cariari, Pococí who answered the call from a neighbor and...

    Costa Rica Moves Forward With Plans to Use Burned Trash for a Waste-to-Energy Recycling...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A regulation for solid waste management by municipalities will be published in March, allowing local Costa Rica governments to generate...

    Reaching for the Stars: An Interview With Costa Rican Astronaut Dr. Franklin Ramón Chang...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - As children, we're often told to "reach for the stars" and live up to our ultimate potential.  One...

    Costa Rica Seeks $302.9 Million for Renewable Energy Advancements and Border Crossing Modernizations

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica will work on the modernization of its border crossings and boost renewable energy in 2015. To accomplish...

    Three Incredible and Surprising Reasons Why Drinking Coffee Could Save Your Life

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - There's nothing like a hot, delicious cup of coffee first thing in the morning; in fact, the typical...

    Four Incredibly Healthy Reasons Why You Should Always Have a Pineapple on Your Shopping...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Most people remember the adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."  However, in Costa Rica, it's...

    Caribbean Mega Port Will Utilize Solar, Wind, and Tidal Systems to Generate Power

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The new ocean terminal in Moin, Limon will operate on clean energy through solar panels, wind turbines and...
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    Costa Rica Introduces Solar Energy Surplus Buyback Plan for Homes and Businesses

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Regulatory Authority for Public Services (Aresep) has announced that their plan for families or businesses to use...

    Tire Giant Bridgestone has Grand Opening for Costa Rican Plant That Runs on Biomass

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - A boiler that uses biomass will reduce daily fuel consumption by 50 percent  for the multinational company Bridgestone to produce...

    Despite Turrialba’s Eruptions, Local Water is Still Safe

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) presented a report on the Municipality of Turrialba about the monitoring...

    New Costa Rica Solar Powered Traffic Lights Will Save $384,000 Annually

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – A project proposed by the Directorate General of Traffic (DGIT) aims to provide renewable energy systems at about...

    Love the Tropics? How to Stay Safe While Playing in Humid and Sunny Locations

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Swimming up to a pool bar or hiking amongst huge rainforest trees and foliage sounds like an exotic...

    Out of the Top 10 Green Countries in the World, Costa Rica Ranks Third

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The fourth edition of the Global Green Economy Index, prepared by Dual Citizen Consulting LLC, analyzes 60 countries...
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