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90% of Earth’s topsoil at risk by 2050, FAO warns
A full 90 percent of the Earth’s precious topsoil is likely to be at risk by 2050, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization.
President Rodrigo Chaves says Costa Rica is at war with Conti hackers
The president of Costa Rica says his country is "at war", as cyber-criminals cause major disruption to IT systems of numerous government ministries.
Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government
A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office f...
Cyber attack causes chaos in Costa Rica government systems
Nearly a week into a ransomware attack that has crippled Costa Rican government computer systems, the country refused to pay a ransom as it struggled to implement workarounds and braced itself as hackers began publishing stolen information.
Luxury Beachfront Property In A Jungle Landscape
Luxury beachfront property in Costa Rica. Featuring sustainable tropical architecture, passive systems, a tropical courtyard design and luxury interiors.
Netflix tests charges for sharing passwords between households
Scheme being trialled in Chile, Costa Rica and Peru seen as way to make more money from existing subscribers as growth slows
Costa Rica Congress passes medical marijuana bill
Costa Rica's Congress has passed a bill which will legalise the use of marijuana for medical purposes and allow its cultivation for industrial use.
The pandemic is birthing billionaires and killing the poor
The past two years have unleashed unprecedented economic violence.
A Costa Rican House With Privileged Views Of The Pacific
Luxury property in Costa Rica with views of the Pacific Ocean, a charred teak exterior, swimming pool, wide terraces, and large open plan living spaces.
Inside Intel’s $20B Arizona investment: A plan to reclaim America’s semiconductor dominance
America's reliance on semiconductors from overseas hurts national security, Intel exec says
Twitter's New CEO Parag Agrawal Got Nod From Jack Dorsey A Year Ago
Jack Dorsey's decision to step down as chief executive officer of Twitter caught investors and employees by surprise but the framework for his departure had been in place for more than a year.
World Bank Mishandled Sexual Misconduct Charges: Report
The case involved disturbing reports dating back to 2009 of the official inviting young colleagues to hotel rooms.
An Architect’s Family Home in Costa Rica Is a Self-Sustaining Oasis
With lush gardens, solar panels, and a recycled-water system, the off-grid home of architect Rodolfo Tinoco is equipped to fend for itself.
Politicians from across world call for ‘global green deal’ to tackle climate crisis
New alliance urges governments to work together to deliver a just transition to a green economy
15 Celebrities Who Got Married in Secret
These A-listers surprised fans by revealing their secret weddings sometimes months after they said "I do."
Is the great digital-nomad workforce actually coming?
Are we actually on the brink of remote workers scattering across the globe en masse – or are predictions of the new, great digital-nomad movement overblown?
France reopens restaurants, bars and borders as COVID-19 rules ease
French people are from Wednesday allowed back into restaurants and bars while foreign travellers with a COVID passport can once more visit the country.
"...To Save Lives": US President Biden Unveils International Covid Vaccine Sharing Plan
"We are sharing these doses not to secure favors or extract concessions. We are sharing these vaccines to save lives and to lead the world in bringing an end to the pandemic, with the power of our example and with our values," US Preside...
France Reimposes Strict Covid Curbs On Travel From UK
Britons and other non-EU arrivals will again have to prove that they have a "compelling reason" to enter France, the foreign ministry said.
Archwerk.cz and Formafatal Collaborate on Coco Guest Pods at the Art Villas Costa Rica
Collaborating on the Coco guest pods at the Art Villas Costa Rica, a small resort at Bahia Ballena, Archwerk.cz and Formafatal are energized by its rainforest setting.
An Olson Kundig Tree House Peeks Over the Treetops in Costa Rica
Built entirely of teak harvested on-site, this breezy solar-powered home near the beach ticks all the right boxes for a pair of avid environmentalists who love surfing.
Find out which countries are welcoming international tourists back
There have been more than 142 million Covid-19 cases worldwide and vaccination roll outs have been much smoother in some countries than others. This pandemic is far from over, even though many of us are now itching to make plans to trave...
Expansive five-bedroom residence in Costa Rica
This beautiful residence is situated in the mountains outside Jose, in Costa Rica. It’s a lovely house with spacious interiors and elegant decors. It’s a five bedroom residence with views of the mountains.
Organized Real Estate Fraud Rings Threaten Property Owners in Costa Rica
With owners of expensive lots kept away from Costa Rica because of COVID-19 restrictions, organized property fraud rings have enlisted corrupt notaries to steal properties.
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