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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José
Isla del Coco
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Isla del Coco
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Visit Costa Rica’s famed Isla del Coco – without leaving San José

Mitzi Stark - March 28, 2018

Few of us will ever get an opportunity to visit Isla de Coco: this national treasure. This oasis in an ocean. This center for international biological research…

New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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New poll in Costa Rica: another small Fabricio lead, another statistical dead heat

AFP - March 23, 2018

The two aspirers for the presidency of Costa Rica, the evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado and the former minister Carlos Alvarado, reach the closing of the electoral campaign for April 1st with a technical draw, according to a poll disclosed this Friday.

Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pulls out of UCR debate
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pulls out of UCR debate

The Tico Times - March 9, 2018

The University of Costa Rica (UCR) this week became the latest organization to see presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado pull out of a debate it had planned to…

Polls show continuing statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Polls show continuing statistical dead heat in Costa Rica’s presidential runoff

AFP - March 6, 2018

Former Cabinet minister Carlos Alvarado and his opponent, the evangelical preacher and former legislator Fabricio Alvarado, are neck-and-neck in some just one month before the second round…

Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students transform pineapple waste into dishes and plates

Mitzi Stark - September 5, 2017

Pineapples are one of Costa Rica's major products for export and for the national market – but pineapples also produce a lot of leaves, which add to…

University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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University of Costa Rica takes tree protection decision

The Tico Times - August 7, 2017

Even before a pending resolution by the courts comes to a resolution, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has decided to a change of plans and protect…

Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican scientists find new type of bacteria

L. Arias - July 18, 2017

A group of microbiologists from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) has discovered a new type of bacteria belonging to the Rickettsiae group, considered one of the…

Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican researchers want to use nature sounds in healing therapies

L. Arias - June 26, 2017

The sounds of rains, winds, waves, or the trilling of birds on the Osa Peninsula could soon be used as a therapeutic tool to improve the quality of life…

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…