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 —…

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

A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn
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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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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
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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…