The most Earth-friendly way to supercharge your soil

In the virtual gardening circle, the terms “biochar” and terra preta have been receiving a great deal of attention. It all started when archeologists in the Amazon discovered the remains of indigenous settlements whose agricultural lands where distinctly different from the surrounding soils. They called this rich, black fertile soil terra preta, which is very…

Costa Rica’s Environment Ministry to hire 150 new park rangers

Environment Minister Édgar Gutiérrez Espeleta said Monday he will hire 150 new park rangers to strengthen surveillance at Costa Rica’s national parks and protected areas. Gutiérrez made the announcement during the celebration of National Parks Day and added that ministry officials also are working to improve recruitment in order to expedite the replacement of rangers who resign or retire. President Luis…

Big waves expected to hit Costa Rica’s southern Pacific beaches over the weekend

An intense storm currently affecting Pacific waters in the southern hemisphere will cause big swells along Costa Rica’s coastline starting Saturday. The weather phenomenon will generate powerful waves up to 3.3 meters (11 feet) high that will hit beaches mostly in the southern Pacific region. Omar Lizano Rodríguez, an oceanographer with the University of Costa Rica’s Center for…

Smartphone taxi service hits Costa Rica

Car service mobile apps like Uber have become one of the biggest trends in tech and transportation, and now Costa Rica has its own version: Easy Taxi. While Uber sought to disrupt traditional taxi service by contracting independent drivers with their own cars, Easy Taxi isn’t looking to disrupt the traditional car service so much…

Nuevo reglamento busca regular guías turísticos

En un escenario mundial cada más competitivo para el turismo costarricense, empresarios y funcionarios del Instituto Costarricense de Turismo (ICT) inician el año trabajando en una agenda para abordar nuevos puntos que hagan al país más competitivo.   La idea es ir apostándole a la calidad, pero para ello se necesita el respaldo de ambas…