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    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...

    Butterfly Lends Species Insight

    Early signs of divergent evolution in Heliconius butterflies in Ecuador may reveal a missing link to understanding how species form, according to a recent study by Harvard researchers.The research, published in the journal “Science,” indicates that evolution due to...

    International Day of Climate Action a Success in Costa Rica

    By Lance HarrellOn Saturday, October 24th, Costa Rica demonstrated its solidarity with 180 other countries by hosting some of the 5200 events of the International Day of Climate Action, which calls for strong action and bold leadership for dealing...

    The Life Cycle of A Hover Fly

    By Elizabeth Mann*Photos Copyright Elizabeth Mann 2009This is a Hover fly I discovered resting on my Passion vine plant. Hover Flies are common throughout the world and can be found on every continent except Antarctica. In America they are...
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