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Things Are Good: Portugal Joins Other Countries by Running Only on Renewable Energy

Portugal reached a very significant milestone on its path to being fully powered by renewables by consuming energy only from sustainable resources for four days. Other countries are on similar paths. In 2012 Germany got 50% of it’s power from renewable sources, Scotland powered itself exclusively on renewables for a week earlier this year, . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Portugal Joins Other Countries by Running Only on Renewable Energy

Montreal Simon: Brian Pallister is Caught Stretching the Truth. Again.

Two days ago I told you how Brian Pallister, the PC leader of Manitoba, had been found to be spending a LOT of time in sunny Costa Rica.And had lied about where he was during the height of the 2014 flood.Well now it turns out that he wasn't entir… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Brian Pallister is Caught Stretching the Truth. Again.

Montreal Simon: Meet Brian Pallister the PC Leader of Manitoba AND Costa Rica

Brian Pallister is the Progressive Conservative leader of Manitoba.And in just four days he is widely expected to be elected as the new premier of that province.But now there seems to be some confusion.Will he be the new leader of Manitoba or Costa Ri… . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Meet Brian Pallister the PC Leader of Manitoba AND Costa Rica

Things Are Good: Costa Rica Only Powered by Renewables

Costa Rica has been 100% powered by renewable energy for the first quarter of the year and this may continue. This is fantastic for the central american country as it has been making huge strides as a an eco-friendly tourist destination. You can see the beginnings of the country’s environmental focus when we looked at . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Costa Rica Only Powered by Renewables

Dead Wild Roses: Inside a Safe House for Costa Rica’s Abused and Trafficked Girls

Human traffic disproportionately effects females. People try and fight the growing tide of human trafficking, here is one story of someone making a difference.

Filed under: Feminism Tagged: Costa Rica, Feminism, Human Trafficking

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Things Are Good: Sport Hunting Banned in Costa Rica

Costa Rica has become the first Latin American country to ban hunting for sport. The country has seen a lot of ecotourism and will continue to be a destination for people who watching shooting wildlife with a camera instead of bullets.

The central American country is already known for its environmental mindset, with 25% . . . → Read More: Things Are Good: Sport Hunting Banned in Costa Rica

earthgauge: Costa Rica passes ban on shark finning

Continuing Earthgauge’s past coverage of the campaign to ban shark finning, Reuters is reporting that Costa Rica is the latest country to ban the practice, which involves catching sharks, slicing off their fins and throwing them back in the ocean to die.

As always with such bans, it remains to be seen whether the enforcement . . . → Read More: earthgauge: Costa Rica passes ban on shark finning