GUATEMALA CITY – Eight indigenous people have died in a village west of the capital after a clash that saw residents turn guns on their neighbors over plans to build a road and a cement plant.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft began orbiting Mars on Sunday, on a mission to study how the Red Planet’s climate changed over time from warm and wet to cold and dry.
China surpassed the European Union in levels of pollution per capita for the first time last year, propelling to a record the worldwide greenhouse gas emissions that are blamed for climate change.
For 140 years, the Rockefellers were the oil industry’s first family, scions of a business empire that spawned companies called Exxon, Mobil, Amoco and Chevron. So it was no trivial matter when a group of Rockefeller heirs decided recently to begin severing financial ties to fossil fuels.
Costa Ricans earning big bucks abroad should take note. Addressing the nation from New York on Sunday evening, President Luis Guillermo Solís announced two new taxes to improve the country’s fiscal revenues, including a global income tax.
A small group of demonstrators, mostly from the United States, gathered in front of the U.S. Embassy in San José on Sunday afternoon to join a global rally to promote action on climate change. See our video report and photo gallery of the event here.
NEW YORK – Celebrities, political leaders, environmentalists, professionals and everyday citizens rallied in New York and across the globe Sunday demanding urgent action on climate change, with organizers saying 600,000 turned out globally for the event.
Police arrested four men Thursday for killing two green sea turtles on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Two of the suspects had rap sheets for drug charges.
Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network has released a handy list of the country’s 70 “most historic” (read: worst) earthquakes. We went into our archives to dig up some old photos of some of the most memorable ones.
A U.S. retiree died in a surfing accident on Costa Rica’s northwestern Pacific coast on Friday morning. Randy Giambalvo, 61, was surfing at Playa Avellanas in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, when he struck his head on a rock and died.