New geothermal plant could hurt carbon neutrality goals

by MERCEDES R. AGUEROThe Garabito thermal power plant complicates the goal of Costa Rica to become the first carbon neutral country in the world...

Manuel Antonio National Park of Costa Rica

Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth MannManuel Antonio National Park is located on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just south of Quepos. The 682 hectare park...

Costa Rica to Double Power Generation Within 6 Years

by MERCEDES R. AGUEROAccording to ICE's Expansion of Electricity Generation Plan for 2010-2021, next year and through 2016 ICE will operate at least 14...

UCR and UNA sail on an expedition to Isla del Coco

by ALEJANDRA VARGAS MScientists at the University of Costa Rica and the National University set sail yesterday to Cocos Island aboard the tourist boat...

Pathogen threatens citrus crop

by MARVIN S. BARQUEROA disease that causes irregular ripening in citrus has become an imminent threat to thousands of acres of orange groves, especially...

United Biofuels of America Hosts the Second Jatropha Harvest Experience in Costa Rica

The Jatropha Harvest Experience was held in Costa Rica, April 7 – 10, 2010. This event developed by United Biofuels of America (UBA), is...

Cities take steps to control litter on beaches

by M. ALFARO XIMENAThe municipalities of the most visited beaches of the country stepped up measures to control the flood of waste deposited by...

Banana sector expected to rebound in 2010

by MARVIN S. BARQUEROBanana growers expect a strong upturn in the industry this year, which will lead to an estimated harvest of 107 million...

Only two of 61 beaches get five-star Blue Flag rating

by LUIS EDO. DIAZ; translation and further editing by TCRN StaffOf the 61 beaches awarded a rating by the Ecological Blue Flag Program (PBAE)...

The Search for the Rare Blue Morpho in Costa Rica

Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth MannFor a year one of my dreams had been to see and film the Blue Morpho butterfly in its natural habitat....
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