A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn

Jennifer Murillo - August 31, 2016

Ligia Isabel Salazar is on a mission to create awareness about the social, cultural and nutritional value of Costa Rican blue corn through her initiative Proyecto Curubanda, which…

Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment
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Business
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Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment

Jill Replogle and Emiliana García - August 2, 2016

Several months into the rainy season, Guanacaste is green and lush again. The severe drought that afflicted the country's agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in…

Mysterious monkey deaths could be related to climate change
Central America
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Central America
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Mysterious monkey deaths could be related to climate change

Lindsay Fendt - May 5, 2016

Drought, disease or something more sinister has caused a massive die-off of howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in several Central and South American countries, but scientists still don’t…

Arcadio’s World
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - April 10, 2016

Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

James Pheby with Clement Sabourin in Montreal | AFP - December 31, 2015

LONDON -- With temperatures above freezing at the North Pole, deadly tornadoes in Texas, extreme heat in Australia and floods in Britain and Missouri, the world is beset…

Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories

Lindsay Fendt - December 30, 2015

1. Changes in fishing policy [caption id="attachment_28671" align="alignleft" width="700"] Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times[/caption] Former president Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) prided herself on trailblazing ocean resource management through the creation of…

Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees
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Drought
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Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees

Chelsea Harvey | The Washington Post - December 29, 2015

A combination of laser-imaging technology and satellite data has shed new light on the devastating impacts of California's ongoing drought. In a study published Monday in Proceedings…

Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US

Laura Buckman | AFP - December 28, 2015

GARLAND, Texas -- Texas reeled from rare December tornados Monday, as days of storms battering a vast region stretching from the southwestern U.S. to Canada claimed at least…

A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica
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#cop21
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A Paris climate change talks primer for Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - November 28, 2015

Hotels are filling up in Paris over the weekend as delegations arrive from the 195 nations that will participate in the climate talks that start in the…

Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower
Drought
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Drought
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Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower

Ellen Zoe Golden - October 18, 2015

TAMARINDO, Guanacaste – Last month after a rousing surf session, I returned to my Tamarindo home well in need of a shower. I was covered with sand.…