A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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A little funding and a lot of ideas on how to decarbonize Costa Rica

Duncan Anderson - March 1, 2019

On Sunday, Costa Rica launched an economy-wide plan to decarbonize the country by 2050. The government presented a 10-part plan with a roadmap on how to decarbonize…

Slothy Sunday: A lazy, sunny afternoon
Sloth kong
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Sloth kong
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Slothy Sunday: A lazy, sunny afternoon

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 24, 2019

Here at The Tico Times, we know news can sometimes feel overwhelming and disheartening. That's why, each Sunday, we post a photo of an adorable sloth in…

Thousands affected by water shortages in Costa Rica
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El Niño
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Thousands affected by water shortages in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 21, 2019

The Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) estimates that 114,500 people have been affected by water shortages across the country due to drought caused by the…

Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows
Arenal
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Arenal
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Tico Times #TBT: 2006 Arenal Volcano lava flows

The Tico Times - February 21, 2019

Arenal Volcano's July 1968 eruption destroyed three small villages, killed 87 people and wiped out 232 square kilometers of crops and livestock. The stratovolcano has remained dormant…

Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths in Costa Rica
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Saving sloths in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - February 17, 2019

Kids Saving the Rainforest is a wildlife rescue center that has rescued about 3,000 animals. The organization has planted thousands of trees so that monkeys, sloths, and…

Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican fishermen want more access to a local tuna
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Tussling for tuna: Costa Rican fishermen want more access to a local tuna

Todd Staley - February 14, 2019

Robert Nunes is a commercial fisherman who actively defends his peers in Costa Rica’s commercial fishing industry. He volunteers a lot of his time with Mauricio Gonzalez,…

A chat with Nat Geo’s “Untamed: Costa Rica” host Filipe DeAndrade
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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A chat with Nat Geo’s “Untamed: Costa Rica” host Filipe DeAndrade

Sandy Sandoval - February 11, 2019

Costa Rica is home to 4 percent of the world’s species and is a major destination for anyone interested in wildlife. That's what brought wildlife filmmaker Filipe…

Poás Volcano registers overnight eruption, National Park closed Monday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Poás Volcano registers overnight eruption, National Park closed Monday

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2019

Poás Volcano erupted early Monday morning, prompting the closure of its national park. According to the Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI), the eruption began…

Slothy Sundays: Keeping an eye out
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Slothy Sundays: Keeping an eye out

The Tico Times - February 10, 2019

Did you know that sloths can turn their heads almost all the way around? A sloth can turn its head up to 270 degrees, looking almost completely…

Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds
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Weather
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Costa Rica issues ‘green alert’ due to high winds

The Tico Times - February 9, 2019

The National Emergency Commission (CNE) issued a green alert throughout Costa Rica due to high winds. The effects are expected to last throughout the weekend, with their…