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UN Aims to Forge New Way of Tracking Greenhouse Gases

The United Nations has launched a major effort to try to fill a key gap in the fight against climate change: standardized, real-time tracking of greenhouse gases. Better ways of...

UN launches plan to support migrants in Costa Rica

Yesterday, The United Nations presented the "People in Transit Preparedness and Response Plan 2023 for Costa Rica," aimed at assisting migrant populations in transit who are vulnerable.  In 2022, over...

Central America, Mexico and Dominican Republic agree to coordinate fight against drug traffickers and gangs

Security ministers from Central America, Mexico and the Dominican Republic agreed Thursday in Guatemala to adopt a joint strategy to confront gangs and drug trafficking. "Each of the countries has...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Leaf-cutter Ants

You have one of two relationships with leaf-cutter ants. First, you’re a nature-lover, visiting Costa Rica, as you always do, when it’s a little too cold at home. You’re enjoying...

Costa Rican Unemployment Rate Decreases in Fourth Quarter of 2022

The unemployment rate in Costa Rica closed the last quarter of 2022 at 11.7%, a decrease of 2 percentage points compared to the same period of 2021, the National...

Costa Rican Congress Abandons Escazu Agreement on Environment

The Costa Rican Congress voted on Wednesday to abandon the Escazu Agreement on the environment, despite the fact that the country was, together with Chile, the promoter of this...
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Environment & Wildlife

Endangered monarch butterflies face perilous storm

As devastating storms pounded California, nature lovers feared for endangered monarch butterflies that winter there as part of a seemingly magical migration pattern. The colorfully winged insects that travel vast distances over the course of generations have been closely watched in the US state since they neared extinction just three years...

UN Aims to Forge New Way of Tracking Greenhouse Gases

The United Nations has launched a major effort to try to fill a key gap in the fight against climate change: standardized, real-time tracking of greenhouse gases. Better ways of measuring planet-warming pollution are vital to responding to the impact on humanity and should help inform better decision-making. The UN's...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Leaf-cutter Ants

You have one of two relationships with leaf-cutter ants. First, you’re a nature-lover, visiting Costa Rica, as you always do, when it’s a little too cold at home. You’re enjoying the house you don’t own, swimming in somebody else’s pool and enjoying the diversity of foliage in the beautifully-manicured gardens...

Costa Rican Congress Abandons Escazu Agreement on Environment

The Costa Rican Congress voted on Wednesday to abandon the Escazu Agreement on the environment, despite the fact that the country was, together with Chile, the promoter of this emblematic Latin American agreement. The deadline for approving the project ended on February 1, after four years of proceedings without progress,...

Camera Trap Notebook – A bit of a Hike

I accidentally walked 20.873 miles. That’s 33.592 kilometers. I think it’s fair to say that I could be described as stubborn. That personality trait probably comes into play in this story but the real truth is that failure pushed me to walk too far. That failure came a few weeks earlier....

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Chinese Balloon Spotted Flying Over Costa Rica?

Costa Rica social media has been abuzz with posts and photos of a large white balloon seen flying over...

The Quakers and Monteverde, Costa Rica

Monteverde, Costa Rica is a small town located in the northern part of the country, known for its stunning...

Costa Rican Plans to Modify Recreational Marijuana Bill

The Costa Rican government is set to present a substitute text to the recreational marijuana bill after obtaining feedback...

Travel + Leisure Names Costa Rica among Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Costa Rica has one of the best places in the world to practice...

Microsoft says it will axe 10,000 employees over poor economy

Microsoft on Wednesday said it would lay off 10,000 employees in the coming months as the economic downturn continues...

El Salvador Passes Law on Cryptocurrency Transfers

El Salvador's legislative assembly on Wednesday approved a digital assets law aimed at legally protecting transfers or debt issues...

A chat with Costa Rica NASA Legend Sandra Cauffman

How was your experience being the Marshall of the recent Festival de la Luz? Being designated Marshall of the Festival...

Sports

Nick Kyrgios Pleads Guilty to Assaulting Ex-Girlfriend

Tennis player Nick Kyrgios pleaded guilty Friday in an Australian court to assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and avoided conviction for what the judge called an...

Health

The Covid-19 pandemic in 10 figures

Here are 10 key numbers in the Covid-19 pandemic.  1. 6.8 million dead Since early 2020, more than 6.8 million deaths from Covid-19 have been...

Arts & Culture

U.S. citizen arrested in Costa Rica with pre-Columbian artifacts in his luggage

Costa Rican airport authorities detained on Monday a U.S. citizen who was trying to fly with seven pre-Columbian pieces of about 1,200 years old...