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20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren
Biodiversity
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Biodiversity
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20 new wasp species named after Costa Rican schoolchildren

The Tico Times - December 14, 2015

HUACAS, Guanacaste -- Twenty Costa Rican schoolchildren drew their way into the (natural) history books this year and became the first kids in Costa Rica -- and probably anywhere --…

Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica
Health
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Health
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Experts warn of Chagas’ disease in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 24, 2015

Experts from the National University’s Veterinary and Entomology schools issued a warning this week about the possible spread of Chagas' disease throughout Costa Rica. A recent investigation…

Bumblebee tongues are shrinking because of climate change, study says
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Bumblebee tongues are shrinking because of climate change, study says

Chelsea Harvey | Special To The Washington Post - September 26, 2015

Climate change is making some pretty strange things happen in the world. It's able to alter the behavior of tiny marine organisms, change the circulation of the…

The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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The secret lives of leaf-cutting ants

Lindsay Fendt - April 3, 2015

When looking for wildlife in Costa Rica, it’s easy to become fixated on the unusual mammals and vibrant birds, but one of the country’s most complex creatures…

Seven easy, natural pest-control recipes to debug your rainy season
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Seven easy, natural pest-control recipes to debug your rainy season

Ed Bernhardt - August 30, 2014

As the tropical rains increase in the last quarter of the year, so do the bugs - and for the gardener, that can spell trouble.  Most gardeners these…

It’s a stick… no it’s an insect
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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It’s a stick… no it’s an insect

Lindsay Fendt - April 20, 2014

A stick bug crawls on the jungle floor near Corcovado National Park. There are approximately 3,000 species of stick bugs. According to National Geographic they are some…

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