Police seize nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs from two men in one of the biggest busts of its kind

Police seize nearly 10,000 sea turtle eggs from two men in one of the biggest busts of its kind

September 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police seized 9,400 sea turtle eggs from two men traveling in a vehicle in Nicoya, Guanacaste.   The seizure was made at a checkpoint after a short chase.  Two suspects, identified by the last names Matarrita and Sequeira, were taken into custody.   The seizure marks one of the largest of […]

Ozone layer is on the road to recovery, report says

By Lisa Schlein September 11th, 2014 (VOA) GENEVA—The World Meteorological Organization reports the earth’s protective ozone layer is on track to recovery by the middle of the century.  The agency says the so-called Montreal Protocol, which calls for the phase out of ozone-depleting substances is working. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) calls the 1987 Montreal Protocol […]

German man arrested at airport with 50 snakes and other animals

German man arrested at airport with 50 snakes and other animals

September 10th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A 31-year-old German was arrested yesterday at the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose after officials found 50 live snakes, 10 frogs, and 20 lizards hidden in his luggage.  The man was attempting to travel to Panama, authorities said.   The animals were stored in plastic containers in which food […]

Greenhouse gasses hit record level last year: UN

Greenhouse gasses hit record level last year: UN

September 9th, 2014 (VOA) The United Nations says surging carbon dioxide emissions sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to record levels last year. In its annual report on greenhouse gas concentrations released Tuesday, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said carbon dioxide levels between 2012 and 2013 marked the largest yearly increase since reliable global records began 30 years […]

Meteorite crashes, explodes in Nicaragua capital, produces earthquake-like shaking

Meteorite crashes, explodes in Nicaragua capital, produces earthquake-like shaking

September 8th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) What Nicaraguan authorities are calling a meteorite crashed near the airport in the capital city of Managua on Saturday night, officials said.   “A meteorite crashed Saturday night near the airport in Managua, causing an explosion that was felt strongly throughout the capital,” the Nicaraguan government said.   “We believe it […]

Two years after Nicoya Earthquake, a lot still to learn

Two years after Nicoya Earthquake, a lot still to learn

By Henry Morales and Roberto Acuña / La Voz de Guanacaste September 8th, 2014 (La Voz) September 5th marked the second anniversary of the Nicoya earthquake that had an epicenter off the coast of Playa Samara and shook the entire country, with a 7.6 magnitude on the Richter scale. Fortunately, the earthquake did not cause any […]

5.2 earthquake rattled Costa Rica’s southern zone

5.2 earthquake rattled Costa Rica’s southern zone

September 1st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale struck 44 kilometers south of Dominical at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday morning.   Strong shaking was reported in Quepos, Matapalo, Sarchi, Alajuela and some parts of Heredia.   Several aftershocks were reported.   There were no reports of injuries or damage.   […]

Climate change brings new health threats, says WHO

August 28th, 2014 (VOA) GENEVA—The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday that major killer diseases will spread and health problems will worsen with climate change. The WHO, which is holding the first global conference on health and climate in Geneva, urged nations to act quickly to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, which lead to climate change. […]

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