Email this page December 17th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) After more than nine years, the Administrative Disputes Tribunal has dismissed a lawsuit against Costa Rica brought by Texas oil firm, Harken Energy. The company, which at the time was closely linked to former U.S. president, George W. Bush, had obtained a 1998 concession to search for […]
Email this page By Zlatica Hoke December 17th, 2014 (VOA) A top U.S. negotiator at global climate talks in Peru warned deadlocked delegates Saturday that failure to reach a compromise on carbon pollution standards could doom chances for a global pact next year in Paris. U.S. climate change envoy Todd Stern issued his warning after negotiators from […]
Email this page December 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) President Luis Guillermo Solis will not support geothermal energy generation in Costa Rica’s national parks during his time in office, calling such a measure unnecessary, the president announced last week during the latest roundtable discussions aimed at tackling high energy prices in the country. Despite the president’s […]
United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon says that a global climate change agreement reached Sunday in Peru sets the stage for a “universal and meaningful” deal next year, even as environmental groups attacked the Lima pact as weak.
Email this page December 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) The Turrialba volcano could remain active and belching ash for two years, one of Costa Rica’s most well known volcanologists, Gino Gonzalez of the National Seismological Network (RSN) said on Tuesday. Speaking on the radio program, Nuestra Voz on Radio Monumental, Gonzalez said that activity at the […]
Email this page By Malcolm Alvarez-James December 10th, 2014 (Dialogo) The Nicaraguan Army’s Ecological Battalion (BECO) is fighting a unique battle on multiple fronts to protect one of the country’s most valuable resources: its ecology. Since January 2012, its 700 soldiers have saved hundreds of protected animals from poachers, confiscated millions of board feet of illegally […]
Email this page December 9th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Shortly after volcanologists began recording an increase in seismic activity at the Turrialba volcano around 9:30 p.m. Monday evening, reports of falling ash at least 20 km from the volcano – in cases, some much farther – began to pour in on social media sites. Residents in […]
Email this page December 8th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica on Sunday joined six other Latin American nations in pledging to reforest 20 million hectares – about the size of Uruguay – of degraded land by 2020, AFP reports. The announcement by Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile was made during the […]