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

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

Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste
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Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Archaeologists of the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) found an indigenous petroglyph — an image engraved on a rock — on the grounds of a geothermal…

Costa Rican computer engineer awarded a Pulitzer Prize
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Costa Rican computer engineer awarded a Pulitzer Prize

L. Arias - April 11, 2017

Rigoberto Carvajal Pérez, a computer engineer, became the first Tico to win a Pulitzer Prize on Monday. He is part of the team that investigated and exposed the…

Costa Rica’s first satellite scheduled for deployment in one year
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Costa Rica’s first satellite scheduled for deployment in one year

L. Arias - March 22, 2017

Recommended: From Desamparados to the stars - Costa Rican brothers shine at NASA The quest to send Costa Rica's first satellite into orbit entered assembly and testing…

Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans
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Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry have begun distributing the seeds of a new variety of heat- and drought-resistant black beans —…

Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics
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Costa Rican ants might have the secret to better antibiotics

L. Arias - November 6, 2016

An international team of researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR), Harvard University and University of Wisconsin-Madison announced the discovery of a molecule produced by Costa…

Telecommunications regulator proposes lifting phone, internet rate controls
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Telecommunications regulator proposes lifting phone, internet rate controls

L. Arias - October 13, 2016

Costa Rica’s Telecommunications Superintendency (SUTEL) has proposed the elimination of all regulations on postpaid mobile, mobile internet, and international phone service rates, as soon as December. The telecom watchdog…

This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica
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This Oregon company wants to build electric cars in Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - October 10, 2016

In early September, some of the people seemingly best placed to help Costa Rica reduce emissions from transportation — the Achilles heel of the country’s carbon neutrality…

Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet
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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa shuffles into the administrative dining hall at Santa Rosa National Park, sweating in the early afternoon heat. He needs…