Beetle from Costa Rica named after Charles Darwin

The beetle, named Canthidium (Eucanthidium) darwini, was discovered in a remote and unexplored UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Talamanca Mountains as part of...

Costa Rica houses new energy program

By Shane Brennan Imagine a 12-day excursion down to Costa Rica where you could find not only beautiful beaches, but also college credit awaiting your...

Environmental changes and investing?

In Costa Rica, coffee growers have been forced to plant at higher and higher altitudes in recent years; this fall's crop in Columbia is...

President Arias to speak at U.N. summit in New York on climate change

Costa Rican President Oscar Arias will take part with 25 other heads of state, including U.S. President Barack Obama, on Sept. 22 for a...

Carbon Controversies in Costa Rica

Does the Model Central American Country Live Up to its Big Green Reputation, Particularly When It Comes to Climate Control? Everyone needs something to...

Sandpoint students help turtles in Costa Rica

Sandpoint Middle School eighth-grade student Devan Fitzpatrick has a pretty good idea what profession she wants to pursue when she is older. But just...

New Frog Species Discovered in Costa Rica

University of Costa Rica scientists discovered a new species of frog in a mountainous region of their country. The frog is about 2 cm....

Indigenous People Sidelined

SAN JOSÉ, IPS) - The Diquís dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Central America, is worrying indigenous communities because Costa Rica’s state power company...

Recycling plans begin in Costa Rican cities

Costa Rican cities are starting to see yellow recycling containers. The goal – to capture plastic bottles, newspapers, aluminum cans and paper cartons. Costa Rica's...

Water Trading keep it Simple

One year and a continent apart, two very different communities embarked on two very similar yet revolutionary ecosystem marketing schemes. by Alice Kenny New York City...
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