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Açaí Boom Threatens Amazon Biodiversity Through Monocropping

Under the oppressive heat of the Amazon summer, Brazilian Jose Diogo climbs a palm tree nimbly and cuts a cluster of black fruits: the...

Amazon Nations Pledge Alliance to Save Rainforest

Eight South American countries agreed Tuesday to launch an alliance to fight deforestation in the Amazon, vowing at a summit in Brazil to stop...

Guardians of the Amazon: Indigenous Warriors Defend Their Land

In a remote pocket of the Brazilian Amazon under siege from illegal fishermen, poachers, loggers and drug traffickers, Indigenous people have taken it upon...

Exploring the Impact of Rising CO2 Levels on the Amazon Rainforest

Deep in the Amazon, an experiment unfolds that may allow a peek into the future to see what will happen to the world's largest...

Threat to Endangered Macaws in Brazilian Wind Farm

A wind farm in northeastern Brazil sounds like a welcome climate-friendly energy solution, but it is causing controversy over another kind of environmental worry:...

Illegal Mining in the Brazilian Amazon: Life on the edge

Working under an improvised shed hidden in the rainforest, Webson Nunes hears a shout and flips on his winch, hauling a colleague up from...
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Costa Rica’s National Symphony Orchestra to Perform Free Concerts

The National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica (OSNCR) will perform two free concerts on Thursday, June 20, and Friday, June 21, at 8 p.m....

Costa Rica’s Main Caribbean Highway Plagued by Instability

The National Laboratory of Materials and Structural Models of the University of Costa Rica (LANAMME-UCR) conducted an assessment of Route 32 and found at...

Unraveling the Mystery of a Costa Rican Expat’s Past

Expats come to Costa Rica for all types of reasons; Some come to live, some to die. Some are running from something, others in...