Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site
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Cocos Island celebrates 20th anniversary as a Natural Heritage Site

Elizabeth Lang - December 5, 2017

Located 532 km away from Cabo Blanco, Puntarenas, Cocos Island is celebrating its 20th anniversary of being declared by the UNESCO as a Natural Heritage for Humanity…

Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk
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Conservation
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Construction set to begin on San José-spanning riverwalk

Elizabeth Lang - September 14, 2017

After a year of hard work, the Costa Rican NGO Rutas Naturbanas has eagerly announced that construction is set to begin on the first stretch of the project's…

A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle
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Environment & Wildlife
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A whale with a message: say no to that plastic bottle

Katherine Stanley - September 6, 2017

You can see any number of incredible marine creatures in the waters of Costa Rica’s Bahía Ballena, in the Southern Zone, but this one’s on dry land.…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes
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Experts document presence of lava in two Costa Rican volcanoes

L. Arias - July 7, 2017

Experts from the National Seismological Network (RSN) confirmed the presence of lava in the Turrialba and Poás volcanoes during on-the-ground inspections conducted this week. Vulcanologists and geologists…

Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica
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Power overload in Panama causes outage in Costa Rica

L. Arias - July 2, 2017

An overload in the Central American Transmission System in Panama caused a power outage at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Costa Rica. It also partially affected power in Nicaragua, El…

Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies

L. Arias - June 26, 2017

The sounds of rains, winds, waves, or the trilling of birds on the Osa Peninsula could soon be used as a therapeutic tool to improve the quality of life…

MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
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Costa Rica
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact
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Climate Change
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Germany grants Costa Rica €15 million to mitigate climate change impact

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

The German government will support Costa Rica’s projects to mitigate the effects of climate change and, as a first step, has granted the country €15 million ($16.7 million) in…

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve
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Conservation
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UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

UNESCO’s International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Programme, which is meeting this week in Paris, added Costa Rica's Savegre Reserve to its World Network…