Costa Rica plants trees for World Environment Day

By CATERINA L. ELIZONDOAn initiative conceived by EARTH University graduates in different countries brought together thousands of volunteers around the world for the goal...

Two new transparent shrimp discovered

by ALEJANDRA VARGAS MTwo new species of transparent mini-shrimp were discovered by scientists at the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in the waters off...

Electronic waste threatens water, fish and the country’s health

by JAIRO VILLEGAS S.The aquifers, fish and people of Costa Rica are exposed to contamination by heavy metals released by technological garbage.If these computers,...

The Turrialba Volcano of Costa Rica

Featured Eco Columnist Elizabeth MannThe Turrialba Volcano was named after the region in which it is located in the Turrialba county, Cartago. The volcano is...

Latin American countries opposed to whaling meet in Costa Rica

Eleven Latin American countries, advocates of a total ban on whaling, meet on Tuesday in Costa Rica to define its position at the next...

Foreign studies question Costa Rica’s green image

by SERGIO ARCE A.Two foreign studies are challenging the image of Costa Rica as a destination for environmentally sustainable, and even exotic paradise, due...

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...
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