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Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds
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Nearly 20% of Costa Rican national produce doesn’t meet agrochemical guidelines, study finds

The Tico Times - June 15, 2020

Nearly 65% of fruits and vegetables produced in Costa Rica contain residual traces of agrochemicals, a study from the Pesticide Department of the State Phytosanitary System found.…

Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015
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Space Ticos: Astronaut Franklin Chang with Barack Obama in 2015

The Tico Times - July 20, 2019

Saturday, July 20 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 crew made their historic landing on the moon. To commemorate the occasion, we're sharing a 2015 story…

Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station
Science & Tech
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Science & Tech
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Costa Rican schools conference with International Space Station

Jacob Spetzler - May 28, 2019

In the words of the ARISS radio moderator in Canada, history was made on May 27, 2019. Through a series of radio connections, technology campuses in San…

It’s frog orgy season
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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It’s frog orgy season

The Tico Times - May 25, 2018

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa Rica’s frog and toad populations this means it's…

Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?
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Why aren’t eggs refrigerated at Costa Rican grocery stores?

The Tico Times - April 17, 2018

Walking down the refrigerated aisle of the grocery store you’ll find milk, cheese, and … wait, no eggs? Many people from the United States are used to finding…

First Central American satellite is ready to launch
Science and Tech
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Science and Tech
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First Central American satellite is ready to launch

AFP - October 24, 2017

Costa Rican scientists have finished construction on the first Central American satellite, which will be launched into space for a carbon emissions project. The satellite, named Project…

PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Every Costa Rica sloth image you will ever need to see

The Tico Times - September 11, 2017

There was a time, not so long ago, when sloths were not considered adorable. That time has now passed and here at The Tico Times we want to…

MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end
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Costa Rica
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MOPT: Half of San José’s traffic lights will be solar-powered by year’s end

L. Arias - June 22, 2017

The Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) is moving forward with its plan to replace traffic lights in the capital with solar-powered systems. The ministry will begin the third…

Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Researchers find specimen of Costa Rican frog believed to be extinct

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

Costa Rican researchers have confirmed they found one specimen of Craugastor escoces, a native frog species known here as the Rana Vientre Rojo (red-bellied frog), last seen here…

Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste
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Costa Rica
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Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Archaeologists of the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) found an indigenous petroglyph — an image engraved on a rock — on the grounds of a geothermal…