Earth’s rainforests are astonishingly biodiverse ecosystems that can drive the climates of faraway continents, but they’re disappearing in the name of the kind of economic development that values rainforests more when logged, mined, or turned into farmland. A new book argues that the world’s rainforests are most valuable when kept intact.
Warmer ocean temperatures, ocean acidification and poor water quality combine to make a toxic environment for most corals around the world. But some corals are actually thriving despite these challenges and scientists hope to propagate these resilient corals to give struggling reefs a leg up.
Haitians and other US-bound migrants are boarding boats from Colombia by the hundreds each day. Next stop: the Darien Gap, a jungle that's feared as much for the armed rebels and narcos as for the snakes and jaguars.
Five Central American nations and Mexico got together and figured out a plan to get nearly 8,000 stranded Cuban migrants from Costa Rica to the US border. That kind of laser-like focus on solutions just doesn't happen for other Central American migrants.
The roads of Playa Guiones, a sleepy Costa Rican surfing town, are paved with molasses. Every January, crews pour barrels of the sticky substance onto the streets of the town as an eco-friendly way to combat the dust problem during the dry season.
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is the northernmost state in Costa Rica: Guanacaste. Reporter Ari Daniel Shapiro reports on new research into the musical "call and response" patterns of birdcalls in Costa Rica's Santa Rosa National Park.
A court in Costa Rica has blocked a referendum on same-sex civil unions. It said the issue should be decided by legislators. Anchor Jeb Sharp speaks with Montserrat Sagot, of the University of Costa Rica.
The World's William Troop reports on a border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The two nations can't agree over a part along the San Juan River, near the Caribbean coast. And they've been squabbling over it for more than 100 years.