Costa Rica

California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

PARIS (Reuters) - California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change.<p>The U.S. states were acting in defiance of President Donald …

Climate

Countries Across Americas Step Up Cooperation on Carbon Pricing

Leaders of countries and regions across the Americas vowed to put a price on greenhouse gases as a key instrument in the fight against climate change.<p>…

Climate

How an Exporter Used Forbidden Fruit to Cheat U.S. Consumers

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Ricardo Rudin Mathieu ran a racket. He put labels bearing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s organic seal on boxes of …

Personal Finance

12 incredible species to see in Costa Rica and how you can help protect them

Laboring over the swells of the Pacific Ocean, our boat follows the coastline of Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula that rises out of the ocean wrapped in a …

Nature

Netanyahu told Macron he’d make ‘concessions’ within Trump peace plan — report

During their talks in Paris on Sunday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Emmanuel Macron that he would be prepared to make …

Israel

What’s the Best Time to Visit the Caribbean?

The Caribbean continues to be one of the most popular visitor destinations in the world. Idyllic beaches, endless sunshine and Caribbean hospitality …

Riviera Maya

Costa Rica takes down Honduras to remain undefeated

<b>Costa Rica takes down Honduras to remain undefeated</b><p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 12, 2017.- Defending champions Costa Rica took down Honduras 3-0 …

FIFA

Investigator Pays a Price for Discrediting Organic Fruit

<i>Jose Miguel Jimenez Mendez, a Costa Rican government agro-chemist, wrote reports challenging the certification of Del Valle Verde Corp. businesses.</i><p>SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — He’s been called an ignorant person and a bad civil servant, subjected to disciplinary hearings, suspended without pay and …

Money

Can You Name The Country From Just The Last Two Letters?

Warning: this quiz is significantly more annoying than you expect it to be.

Micronesia

Where You'll Be Traveling in 2018, According to Airbnb

Even if you've never heard of a ryokan, the traditional Far East style of bed & breakfast is about to start blowing up your social media feeds, …

Travel

Communications Systems: A Net-Net With A Turnaround Under Way

Has a strong balance sheet and a net cash position.<p>Is trading at low valuation multiples, and even below net current asset value.<p>Has just …

Stocks

JetBlue Is Selling a $20 Board Game That Comes With a Round-trip Flight

The games go on sale at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday.<p>Ever wished you could give your mom, brother or BFF the trip of a lifetime this holiday, but can’t …

JetBlue

What Hedge Funds Will Do After the Hedge Fund Model Dies

The long and short on hedge funds is that long and short isn’t working so well anymore.<p>That’s the rather simple strategy that built the $3.2 trillion …

Finance

With My Head in the Clouds

Here in New York, the evening sky glows lavender with the promise of snow. Blue and white, red and green, and rainbow themes flicker to life to light …

Central America

Alabama Has a Higher Infant Mortality Rate than Bahrain, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, and Many Other Developing Countries

In Alabama, nine out of 1,000 infants died before celebrating their first birthday in 2016.<p>That's a higher infant mortality rate than Bahrain, Sri …

Public Health

Student journalists produce 52 reports from WCSJ2017

Student science writers from around the world have created a set of 52 stories from the World Conference of Science Journalists 2017, spanning most …

Journalism

Three Ditches Roaming Charges In Another 11 Destinations

Roaming charges are being abolished in Europe but if you travel outside of Europe you may have to pay these charges with your mobile carrier. Three …

El Salvador

Pineapple Investigation Shows U.S. Organic Program Is Ripe for Abuse - NerdWallet

PINEAPPLE MAGNATE LUIS BARRANTES AT HIS PRIVATE RANCH IN PITAL. BARRANTES RUNS DEL VALLE VERDE CORP., WHICH A COSTA RICAN GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATOR …

Central America

Bruce Arena rejects concern U.S. Soccer favored MLS players

Craig Burley uses his own experience to support Christian Pulisic's comments on how to improve American player development. After Christian Pulisic's …

Soccer

Bid for Charity in Sea Save Foundation's 2017 Online Auction

Recently we caught up with former Sea HeroGeorgienne Bradley, who is also the Director of Sea Save Foundation, an ocean conservation organization …

Turks and Caicos

Fishing Northern Costa Rica's Pacific Coast

The coastal village of Samara lies within the Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica.<p>A long, horseshoe-shaped beach rims the Pacific ocean. Large, …

Fish

Beer Collaboration: Cascara Saison

A refreshing collaboration beer featuring Black Brewing Co's Saison, steeped with Cascara (the cherry part around a coffee bean) from La Lajas, Costa …

Coffee

US airline rewards ugly Christmas jerseys

Time to dust off that ugly Christmas jumper your nanna knitted for you.<p>Alaska Airlines is celebrating "National Ugly Holiday Sweater Day" (yes there …

Airlines

Fleming, Twardek named Canada's under-20 soccer players of the year

TORONTO — Jessie Fleming and Kris Twardek have been named Canadian under-20 soccer players of the year.<p>It’s the third straight year winning the award …

Soccer

Panama claims in five sets first victory

<b>Panama claims in five sets first victory</b><p>MANAGUA, Nicaragua, December 12, 2017. – Panama claimed their first victory at the men’s Volleyball …

Volleyball

The 8 Best Costa Rica Resorts for Families

01 of 09<p>The Springs Resort<p>With its hot springs,fine dining and spectacular views of the Arenal Volcano, this gorgeous inland resort is an upscale, …

Central America

Diver inches away from being Great White Shark's dinner as he ducks under its jaws in heart-stopping footage

A diver was inches away from being a Great White Shark's dinner as he ducked under its gaping mouth in frightening footage.<p>The man is seen swimming …

Oceans

Twenty companies join nations planning coal phase out

PARIS (Reuters) - About 20 companies including Unilever (LON:ULVR), EDF (PA:EDF) and Iberdrola (MC:IBE) joined an international alliance of 26 …

Climate

Massive Study Finds Girls Are Much Better Than Boys At Working Together To Solve Problems

In 52 regions around the world, girls consistently outperformed boys -- sometimes by huge margins.<p>Girls are much better than boys at working together to solve problems, according to a new study by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).<p>The forum of democratic nations came …

Education

Fish, Drugs, and Murder

Colonel Miguel Madrigal, the coast guard officer responsible for fighting poaching and drug trafficking in the Gulf of Nicoya, says he is so short of …

Central America