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    Elizabeth’s Secret Garden Stays Eco in Costa Rica Jungles

    by Elizabeth Mann - Eco Writer for TCRNThe first six days of my Costa Rica tour, I stayed with an eco community living up in the jungles. The community is called VerdEnergia and they are working towards replanting a...

    Litigation slows construction of new hydroelectric dam Toro III

    by TCRN StaffA conflict over expropriation has slowed the construction of the hydroelectric plant Toro III and raised its cost by $ 2 million.The construction is being developed in Venice, canton of San Carlos, Alajuela, by the Costa Rican...

    Earthquake Triology

    by TCRN StaffThe third earthquake above 5.0-magnitude in the past two days, struck Costa Rica on Saturday morning however the quake and volcano observation center reported no casualties or damage.The quake hit at about 8:43 a.m. local time (1443...

    Diseases, Defects, and Injuries of Butterflies in Costa Rica

    In Costa Rica rainforests, butterflies with defects soon become part of the food chain. When raising caterpillars and butterflies inside an enclosed area, injuries and disease can be observed first hand. Some of the problems a caterpillar may encounter...

    Banana crop gets safeguarded by science

    By TCRN StaffA small laboratory in Pavas developed a molecule, originating from microorganisms, which activates the defense system of banana plants and "vaccinates" it against Black Sigatoka. So far the research has only been testing in greenhouses and but...

    Cloudless Sulphur Butterfly’s Survival In Costa Rica

    By Elizabeth MannThe Cloudless Sulphur butterfly can be found from southern United States, through Central America, Costa Rica, to the northern part of Argentina. To survive, the Cloudless Sulpur butterfly has the shape similar to that of a leaves....

    Eco-friendly countries combine to demand action at climate talks

    A group comprising six environmentally-friendly nations has urged policymakers to agree on a deal at the Copenhagen Climate Change summit.The consortium is made up of Costa Rica, Cape Verde, Iceland, Singapore, Slovenia and the United Arab Emirates, according to...

    Costa Rica’s answers to fight climate change

    The tiny country of Costa Rica has giant plans to help change the world for the better, but for that to happen, serious issues need to be looked at closely. Next month, the world will converge in Copenhagen for...

    The Long-tailed Skipper in Costa Rica

    By Elizabeth MannThis beautiful butterfly is one of the largest skippers. Skippers are smaller than common butterflies and usually feed on grass. Skippers were given this name because of their appearance to skip as they fly.Long-tailed Skippers can be...

    Costa Rica, Spain agree to cooperate on fishing, aquiculture

    By TCRN Staff:Costa Rica and Spain have signed two cooperation agreements to promote the development of their fishing and aquiculture sectors, a senior Costa Rican government official said on Tuesday.Costa Rican Agriculture and Livestock Minister Javier Flores said the...
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