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In joint effort, public institutes to search for new Guanacaste water sources

In a joint effort between the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA), and the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE), engineers will soon begin a quest to find additional water sources for Costa Rica’s drought-stricken Guanacaste province.

Plastic to outweigh fish in world’s oceans by 2050: report

There will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans by 2050, according to a report by the World Economic Forum released Tuesday, while another recent report by environmental nonprofit, Ocean Conservancy predicts that by 2025 – just 9 years from now – there will already be nearly one ton of plastic for every three tons of fish. The latter report also said that just five countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined.

4.9-magnitude temblor in Osa rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley, southern zone

4.9-magnitude temblor in Osa rattles Costa Rica’s Central Valley, southern zone

A magnitude 4.9 temblor struck at 10:40 a.m. Thursday 36 kilometers southwest of Dominical de Osa, according to Costa Rica’s National Seismological Network (RSN).

These 5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined (and the US isn’t one of them)

These 5 countries spew more plastic into the oceans than the rest of the world combined (and the US isn’t one of them)

The planet’s seas are choking on our junk: soda bottles, plastic bags and tons of cigarette butts. Distant spots in the ocean — called garbage gyres — have become vortexes where humanity’s trash bobs atop the water for miles on end.

Nicaragua’s long-dormant Momotombo volcano erupts for second time in a month

Nicaragua’s long-dormant Momotombo volcano erupts for second time in a month

Nicaragua’s Momotombo volcano, which had been dormant for 110 years before waking from its slumber with a violent eruption last month, erupted for a second time before dawn on Sunday morning, according to the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies.

Five humanitarian crises largely overlooked by international media in 2015

Five humanitarian crises largely overlooked by international media in 2015

From civil war and urban gang violence to drought, some humanitarian crises around the world receive less attention from international media than others and are less visible.

Two Sunday earthquakes shook Costa Rica’s Central Pacific

Two Sunday earthquakes shook Costa Rica’s Central Pacific

Two earthquakes, the largest of which measured 5.0 magnitude, shook Costa Rica’s Central Pacific coast Sunday evening.

Vultures with GoPros are helping clean up Peru

Vultures with GoPros are helping clean up Peru

Sometimes the most genius ideas are the simplest. That seems to be the rule in Peru, where they’ve hit upon the perfect way to track down a burgeoning number of illegal garbage dumps: follow the vultures.

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