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At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park
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At Miravalles Volcano, Costa Rica creates its 29th national park

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 5, 2019

Costa Rica on Wednesday celebrated World Environment Day by creating the country's 29th national park. During a ceremony held at the National Museum, President Carlos Alvarado signed…

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to mobilize for their town’s safety. Bomberos de…

More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued
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Weather
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More heavy rains will hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week, red alerts issued

Alexander Villegas - October 10, 2018

Two more tropical waves are expected to hit Costa Rica’s Pacific coast this week. The first will hit Thursday, and the National Emergency Commission (CNE) announced a…

Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific
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News
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Heavy rains lead to mass floods in the Pacific

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 5, 2018

Last updated at 4:25 p.m. CST.   Original story:  Heavy rains over the course of the week caused significant flooding throughout Costa Rica on Friday. Alexander Solís,…

Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste

AFP and Tico Times - July 27, 2018

Costa Rica will start a project to bring water to more than half a million people in the arid region of Guanacaste. The government announced the project…

Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Poachers or poached eggs? Sustainable turtle egg harvesting in Ostional

Emily Neidhardt - July 9, 2018

As someone who has worked for a sea turtle conservation program in Florida, I don’t generally advocate the harvesting of any endangered species’ young. Even so, I’ve…

3 attractive areas for expat living in Costa Rica
Moving to Costa Rica
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Moving to Costa Rica
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3 attractive areas for expat living in Costa Rica

Phoebe Conner - June 19, 2018

Costa Rica is a surprisingly diverse country for its size, with tropical rainforests, mountainous regions and of course, breathtaking coastlines. With the famous ‘pura vida’ lifestyle and…

Guanacaste school selected as finalist in global water competition
Conservation
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Conservation
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Guanacaste school selected as finalist in global water competition

The Tico Times - April 23, 2018

The Niños del Sol School in Playas del Coco, a beach town in the northwestern Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, has been chosen as a finalist in…

Nosara Animal Care raises funds for animals in need
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Call to Action
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Nosara Animal Care raises funds for animals in need

The Tico Times - April 19, 2018

Nosara Animal Care, an organization that connects generous animal lovers with local stray cats and dogs in need in coastal Guanacaste, has been focusing its efforts this…

Farewell, work week
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Pic of the Day
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Farewell, work week

Katherine Stanley - February 9, 2018

Thanks to reader Robert Murray, who sent us this photo of a recent sunset at his home in Nosara, on the Guanacaste coast in northwestern Costa Rica.…

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