6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen
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Environment and Wildlife
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6 camouflaged Costa Rican creatures you probably haven’t seen

Lindsay Fendt - December 9, 2017

The jungle can be a scary place, and even for some of the fiercest of Costa Rica’s creatures, sometimes the best defense is just to hide. Fortunately,…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

Lindsay Fendt - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney announced that his government will contribute $38,500 to efforts to preserve Costa Rica’s world famous Diquis stone spheres. The donation will fund an…

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

Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms
Agriculture
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Agriculture
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Environment Ministry restricts operations at three pineapple farms

L. Arias - July 4, 2017

The Environment Ministry's National Environmental Technical Secretariat (SETENA) ordered the owners of three pineapple farms in the Northern Zone to partially halt operations. The order states that work…

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