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Source: Riverside BT Video Game Made in Costa Rica Helps Pink Dolphins in Brazil

Source: Riverside BT San Jose, Jul 5 (EFE).- A video game developed in Costa Rica aims to raise awareness in Latin America of the need to protect the Amazon river dolphin, or pink dolphin, and other river species, such as the manatee, that are threatened by illegal fishing and habitat loss. The game, titled "Apu, el espiritu del rio" (Apu, the Spirit of the River), takes players on a journe...

Wikimedia Commons Wake Up and Smell the Low Carbon Coffee in Costa Rica

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change – Nearly 10% of Costa Rica’s greenhouse gas emissions stem from coffee production, an industry integral to Costa Rica’s national identity and economy. Café Costa Rica is a nationally appropriate mitigation action (NAMA) that takes a giant step towards Costa Rica’s ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2021 while also strengthening a vital indu...

4-inch solar cell. Source: Wikimedia Commons Major Renewable Energy Meeting Held in San Jose, Costa Rica

Solar power recharging station for electric vehicles in Costa Rica Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 29 June 2015 — Experts and leaders from across Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in San Jose, Costa Rica today to increase the development of solar thermal energy in the region. The two-day forum, co-organized by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the Latin America Energy Organization (...

Source: Space X Rocket Bound for Space Station Explodes After Liftoff

Source: Space X Washington, Jun 28 (EFE).- The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station, or ISS, exploded less than 10 minutes after liftoff Sunday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, NASA said. "After liftoff, an anomaly occurred. SpaceX is evaluating the issue," NASA said in a Twitter post. The last information received from the rocket was sent two...

Isla del Coco Invasive Rats Devour Native Birds in Costa Rica Island

Coco Island. Source: Wikimedia Commons Rare avian species are being decimated by voracious rodents in the pristine Costa Rica island that inspired Jurassic Park. According to a recent news report filed by science journalist Michelle Soto of national newspaper La Nacion, four bird species in Isla del Coco (Cocos Island) are easy prey for rats that arrived on pirate ships nearly 500 years ago. ...

Wikimedia Commons The Capuchin Monkey Project Near Liberia, Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons University of California Los Angeles (Media Release) -- For 25 years, UCLA professor of anthropology Susan Perry has been climbing, crawling, slashing and sloshing her way through the Costa Rican dry forests of Lomas Barbudal in an unprecedented study of the capuchin monkey — a small, white-faced primate that populates large areas of Central America. Her Monkey Project is ...

Source: Wikimedia Commons Scientists Oppose GMO Biocolonization of Costa Rica

SEED FREEDOM Press Release -- Personalities from the eco-scientific and organic agriculture environments are speaking up against the letter from the American Embassy, in which the Costa Rican government is put under pressure to adopt transgenic seeds. Vandana Shiva has joined the International Alliance for monitoring transgenic bio-colonialism in centers of origin of biodiversity and countries ...

Wikimedia Commons Bolivian Engineer Could Save South Florida from Rising Sea Levels

Wikimedia Commons Miami, Jun 16 (EFE).- Bolivian engineer Carlos Tamayo has proposed a solution for the sea level rise caused by climate change that has earned him an award in the Global Impact competition organized by Silicon Valley's Singularity University. "Definitely, there is a problem with rising sea levels that affects cities like Miami Beach and Fort Lauderdale," Tamayo said in an i...

Solar power recharging station for electric vehicles in Costa Rica Renewable Energy Learning Program from EARTH University

Solar power recharging station for electric vehicles in Costa Rica SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The prestigious EARTH University of Costa Rica and the German expert in capacity building Renewables Academy (RENAC) have launched the distance learning programme “Especialización en Energías Renovables”. This one-year interdisciplinary programme delivers knowledge about technology, all ph...

Source: Wikimedia Commons US Economist Praises Value of Nature Conservation in Costa Rica

Rainforest in Costa Rica Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 16, 2015 -- Protected forested areas in Brazil, Costa Rica, Indonesia and Thailand have prevented the release of more than 1,000 million additional tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, an economic service provided by nature worth at least $5 billion, according to new research by Georgia State University economist Paul Ferraro with a...

The magnificent Caral. Wikimedia Commons Archeologists Explain Historical Climate Change 4,000 Years Ago

The magnificent Caral. Wikimedia Commons By David Blanco Bonilla Lima, Jun 11 (EFE).- Caral, the Americas' oldest civilization, located north of present day Lima, Peru, faced a grave crisis as a result of climate change some 4,000 years ago, archaeologists said. "Droughts were so severe that they could have lasted between 60 and 130 years, which could explain why there were social crises...

"Rosetta - Philae close-up" by DLR, CC-BY 3.0. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 de via Wikimedia Commons Rosetta Space Mission: Exploration Robot Awakens in Comet

"Rosetta - Philae close-up" by DLR, CC-BY 3.0. Licensed under CC BY 3.0 de via Wikimedia Commons Paris, Jun 14 (EFE).- The Rosetta mission's Philae lander has sent signals that it has resumed operating after a seven-month hibernation period on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the European Space Agency, or ESA, said in a Twitter post. "For 85 seconds, Philae 'spoke' with its t...

Jurassic footprints. Source: Wikimedia Commons British Scientific Discovery Recalls “Jurassic Park”

Jurassic footprints. Source: Wikimedia Commons London, Jun 10 (EFE).- British scientists have found possible blood cells and collagen in the fossilized remains of a dinosaur dating back 75 million years, the journal Nature Communications reported. Researchers found structures that might be red blood cells and other fibers similar to collagen in bones from the Cretaceous period, which lasted...

Leatherback Record Numbers of Nesting Sea Turtles Arrive in Puerto Rico

San Juan, Jun 11 (EFE).- The number of leatherback sea turtle nests spotted this year on San Juan's beaches is the highest on record, thanks to monitoring and conservation efforts by hundreds of residents and volunteers along the shores of Puerto Rico's capital. So far, 22 leatherback nests have been located, compared to the record 18 found last year, Deborah Feliciano, a leader of the 7 Quilla...

Flickr Commons How Google is Working to Empower People With Disabilities

Flickr Commons By Teresa Bouza San Francisco, Jun 9 (EFE).- Google engineer Eve Andersson does not hesitate to discuss her dream, telling Efe that she wants people with disabilities to "be able to work at whatever they want, study what they like, travel wherever they wish, feel free and empowered." Andersson, who holds a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California ...

Costa Rica - Osa Peninsula Managing Your Tropical Forest Property in Costa Rica

Selva Nueva On June 18th, a luxury real estate auction featuring spectacular real estate in the Caribbean Basin and Central America will take place. Premiere Estates Auction Company will offer $190 million worth of collective inventory for sale in various countries and island nations in Florida, the Caribbean, Costa Rica and Belize. One of the most interesting offerings in this auction is l...

Finca Luna Nueva Lodge Slow Food Climate Change and Agriculture Conference in Costa Rica

FINCA LUNA NUEVA, Costa Rica—Representatives from organizations as diverse as Texas A&M University, the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Patagonia, Greenpeace and The Millennium Institute are participating in a three-day conference in Costa Rica. The participants are working together to develop and promote a significantly different approach to food production, land use and climate chang...

Wikimedia Commons Massive Lava Lake Detected on Jupiter Moon

Wikimedia Commons San Juan, Jun 6 (EFE).- A U.S. radio telescope has captured images of an enormous lava lake on the surface of Io, one of the moons orbiting the planet Jupiter, the Puerto Rico Astronomy Society, or PRAS, reported. "The new images clearly show an enormous lake of lava, fed from the subsoil and which exists permanently," PRAS vice president, professor and scientist Armando C...

Subcell of TBC1D16. More images available at proteinatlas.com Major Discovery in Cancer Research

Subcell of TBC1D16. More images available at proteinatlas.com Madrid, Jun 1 (EFE).- An international team of researchers has found the mechanism whereby cancerous cells manage to spread from their original location to other parts of the body through the process known as metastasis. The results of the study, headed by Manel Esteller, the director of the Cancer Epigenetics and Biology Program...

Meteorite El Chaco. Wikimedia Commons Police Stop a Brazen Meteorite Heist in Argentina

Meteorite El Chaco. Wikimedia Commons Buenos Aires, May 31 (EFE).- Police foiled an attempt to steal 215 meteorites weighing 1,500 kilos (1.65 tons) when they stopped a truck at a checkpoint in northern Argentina and arrested four suspects, the Gendarmerie said. Three Argentines and a Paraguayan were arrested on Saturday for stealing the meteorites, the law enforcement agency said in a stat...

Source: Wikimedia Commons U.S. Asks Costa Rica to Explain Proposed GMO Moratorium

A legislative proposal to enact a 15-year moratorium on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in Costa Rica has the United States Trade Representative (USTR) very concerned. According to a news report filed by Marvin Barquero of national newspaper La Nacion, an urgent letter by Darci L. Vetter, USTR, was sent to the Minister of Foreign Trade (Spanish acronym: COMEX) Alexander Mora on May 26th. ...

Sea turtle off Costa Rica's southern Pacific Coast A Sea Turtle Camp Vacation for Teens in Costa Rica

Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 – Sea Turtle Camp, a leading marine biology camp for teens ages 14-17, is offering a summer camp program in Costa Rica from July 6-19, 2015. Sea turtles abound in Costa Rica with six of the world’s seven species found here. The beaches and waters are full of turtle observing opportunities, and campers will take full advantage. Costa Rica is considered one of ...

Wikimedia Commons NASA Will Search Jupiter’s Moon for Signs of Alien Life

Wikimedia Commons Washington, May 27 (EFE).- NASA has taken the first step on a mission that will try to determine whether Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, has the conditions for life. Nine instruments and sensors have been selected for the spacecraft that will try to determine if a briny ocean is hidden under Europa's frozen crust and whether temperatures on the mysterious moon would allow some...

Costa Rica - Osa Peninsula Scientific Tourism by Oakland University in Costa Rica

Scarlet Macaw PRLog - May 25, 2015 - ROCHESTER, Mich. -- For 10 days in late April and early May, a group of 14 Oakland University biology students left the classroom behind to explore the vast wilds of Costa Rica. The excursion was part of a tropical field ecology course that brought students into a world of diverse landscapes with untold varieties of animals and plants. Under the supervis...

Pink iguana postal stamp from Ecuador. Wikimedia Commons Pink Iguanas Take Cover After Volcano Eruption in Galapagos

Pink iguana postal stamp from Ecuador. Wikimedia Commons Quito, May 25 (EFE).- The Wolf volcano is erupting on Isabela Island in the Galapagos Islands, home to the world's only population of pink land iguanas, the management of Galapagos National Park said Monday. A park official told Efe that, for now, neither the pink nor yellow iguanas nor the giant tortoises will be harmed by the erupti...

Wikimedia Commons Mysterious Archeological Discoveries in Peru

Wikimedia Commons By David Blanco Bonilla Lima, May 18 (EFE).- A team of Peruvian archaeologists led by Walter Alva, who discovered the famous Lord of Sipan, is working to unveil the mysteries surrounding the origins of the Mochica culture, considered one of ancient Peru's most complex and developed cultures. Archaeologists found a temple decorated with about 30 drawings and graffiti wit...

Osborne Reef Failed South Florida Artificial Reef Will Be Removed

Miami, May 18 (EFE).- Florida officials are spending $1.6 million on a project to remove about 90,000 tires dumped into the Atlantic Ocean off Fort Lauderdale in the 1970s as part of an artificial reef project, media reports said Monday. A team of divers began removing the tires last week from the ocean floor off Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, the Sun Sentinel newspaper said. The project is e...

A brave scientist installs a gas monitoring device at the Turrialba volcano in Costa Rica. Source: OVSICORI Live and Spectacular: Volcanic Eruptions in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Source: OVSICORI Since the early morning hours of May 18th, the Turrialba volcano in the province of Cartago has been in a constant state of exhalation. Geologists from the Observatory on Volcanology and Seismology of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) have detected sustained seismicity at this colossus, and many of the resulting eruptions have been broadcast and recorded with a digital camera pointed righ...

Source: OVSICORI Costa Rica Forecast: Cloudy With a Chance of Volcanic Ash

Source: OVSICORI Geologists from the Observatory on Volcanology and Seismology of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) are closely monitoring their seismographs and other instruments located around the Turrialba volcano, located in the province of Cartago, after a series of tremors were registered during lunchtime on Monday, May 11th. At this time, the OVSICORI scientists are unable to monitor the cameras...

The Turrialba on May 5. OVSICORI Recent Volcanic Eruption in Costa Rica Lasted Nearly an Hour

The Turrialba on May 5. OVSICORI On a clear Sunday morning in Costa Rica, the Turrialba volcano clouded the skies surrounding its crater with an ash and smoke eruption that started at 04:55 am and lasted until 05:45. Strong winds wafting around the surface crater did not allow the dark ash column to rise more than 200 meters in the air; however, the direction of the airstream transported volca...

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