It’s frog orgy season

The rainy season is upon us. For many of us that means hiding indoors for the next few months, but for Costa Rica’s frog and toad populations this means it’s time to party. Most species of amphibians use an explosive breeding strategy, which is a polite way of saying that they engage in massive orgies over short spans of time. In Costa…

Thousands protest Nicaraguan canal

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Thousands of demonstrators gathered Saturday in the central Nicaraguan city of Juigalpa to protest the construction of a $50 billion canal that will run through their land. The protesters waved Nicaraguan flags and shouted “No to the canal!” They accused President Daniel Ortega of “selling the country” to China by allowing the…