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…

Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces
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Costa Rica
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Heavy rains flood several communities in three provinces

L. Arias - June 20, 2017

Heavy rains and strong gusts of wind on Monday afternoon caused dozens of incidents including flooding, downed trees, flying roofs and power outages in three provinces, mainly in…

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…

Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun
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animal abuse
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Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

Just one day after President Luis Guillermo Solís signed the new Animal Welfare Bill  into law, officials from the private refuge ZooAve confirmed the death of a toucan…

President Solís signs new Animal Welfare Law
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animal abuse
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President Solís signs new Animal Welfare Law

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

Hundreds of people, many of them accompanied by their pets, marched along Paseo Colón in downtown San José on Sunday to witness President Luis Guillermo Solís and…

Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

Costa Rican researchers have confirmed they found one specimen of Craugastor escoces, a native frog species known here as the Rana Vientre Rojo (red-bellied frog), last seen here…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Conservation
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

L. Arias - May 29, 2017

May will end with a rainfall surplus that beat all forecasts. Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records, the National Meteorological Institute…

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán
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Costa Rica
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Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The heavy rains affecting various regions of Costa Rica since Wednesday have resulted in landslides in the province of Guanacaste. Debris from the landslides blocked roads and caused…