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2014-02-05 16:20:21

Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International program enters its third year FALLS CHURCH, Va., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In their continuing effort to help teachers develop the next generation of scientists, Northrop Grumman Foundation and Conservation International (CI) announced that applications for the 2014 ECO Classroom experience are now being accepted through March 31. Four teams of four teachers will be selected for an all-expenses-paid trip from July 7-20 to...

New Coral Species Discovered In Peruvian Pacific
2014-02-04 05:19:13

[ Watch the Video: New Species Of Soft Coral ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) and the University of Costa Rica have apparently discovered a new, fiery-red species of coral in the shallow waters of the Peruvian Pacific. The new species has been named Psammogorgia hookeri in honor of Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University biologist Yuri Hooker, and according to the authors of a paper in the...

2014-02-03 23:25:51

Learn about energy from nature's point of view and discover the most bio diverse rainforest in the world. Create electricity from air, water and plants, capture Earth's kinetic energy in home and building designs. Sombra de la Lapa Rainforest Reserve, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Central America (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 9 Day energy conference in remote Southern Costa Rica uses water, air and plants to create perpetual electricity and energy...

2014-01-08 23:25:16

LlamaCostaRica.com announces 50% bonus credit on mobile recharges to Kolbi Costa Rica by February 28th. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 LlamaCostaRica.com announces a 50% Bonus credit on mobile recharges to Kolbi mobiles in Costa Rica. The promotion is available by February 28th. With LlamaCostaRica.com, any recharge process takes less than one minute, which makes the service fast and simple. Customers from all around the world can now send 50% extra credit when recharging Kolbi...

2014-01-08 04:20:45

LONDON, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globeleq, the leading wind energy company in Central America, announced the financial close and notice to proceed on construction of two wind generation projects in Costa Rica and Honduras. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20040611/DAF004LOGO) Construction of the 50 MW Orosi project in Costa Rica and the 24 MW expansion of the existing 102 MW Cerro de Hula wind farm will be managed by Globeleq's majority owned subsidiary, Globeleq...

2014-01-04 23:23:06

A team of International real estate professionals team up to bring the largest sustainable community living project to Costa Rica. The location is Quepos, the most visited town in Costa Rica and the development team, marketing team and property tour team have joined forces to create an incredible project for the North American market. Quepos, Costa Rica (PRWEB) January 03, 2014 A group of experts in international real estate has teamed up to build the largest sustainable community...

2013-12-24 23:04:39

Costa Rica Tourism Board’s new travel app allows travelers to explore the country before visiting, create a customized video experience. Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 24, 2013 On Friday, December 20, NewsWatch featured the goCostaRica iPad® application on its popular segment, AppWatch, which takes a look at the latest and coolest mobile applications and services on the iOS and Android market. The Costa Rica Tourism Board application was reviewed and viewers were shown how the...

Scientists Accurately Forecasted Size And Location Of 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake
2013-12-23 07:19:58

Georgia Institute of Technology Scientists using GPS to study changes in the Earth's shape accurately forecasted the size and location of the magnitude 7.6 Nicoya earthquake that occurred in 2012 in Costa Rica. The Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica is one of the few places where land sits atop the portion of a subduction zone where the Earth's greatest earthquakes take place. Costa Rica's location therefore makes it the perfect spot for learning how large earthquakes rupture. Because...

2013-12-20 23:21:33

myMEDholiday adds Panama to its listing of best medical tourism destinations because of its convenient location in the Americas, outstanding doctors, excellent healthcare capability all at affordable prices. Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 myMEDholiday.com, expands its offering of the best medical tourism destinations around the world, to include Panama as a leading Latin American medical tourism destination for its medical tourism directory. myMEDholiday offers the web’s...


Latest Costa Rica Reference Libraries

Granular Poison Frog, Oophaga Granulifera
2013-06-25 13:49:03

The Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is a species of frog belonging to the family Dendrobatidae, found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical, moist, lowland forests, but it's threatened by habitat loss. This frog has been switched from Dendrobates granuliferus to Oophaga granulifera. The frog is an aposematic animal, and it utilizes poison only for the purpose of self defense from predators. It's clearly visible red color is designed as a...

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

Oryzomys_couesi,_Tylomys_panamensis
2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys genus, along with the marsh rice rat who is the sole member of its group. There are more than forty...

Crab-eating Raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits, amphibians, and turtle eggs. The crab-eating raccoon is similar in appearance to the common...

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