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UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica

The Tico Times spoke with Henrietta Fore to discuss her role as UNICEF's executive director and the organization's goals in Costa Rica and Central America. 

Drought subjects Central America to pests, loss of crops and lack of drinking water

Nearly 300,000 Costa Ricans have water shortages and that number could increase, according to Alex Solis, head of the National Emergency Commission, which coordinates a committee to address the climate phenomenon.

Drought in Central America straining food supply of more than 2 million people

A drought affecting several countries in Central America has caused significant losses in crops, affecting more than two million people, warned the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Costa Rica seeks to bring water to drought-stricken Guanacaste

Costa Rica will start a project to bring water to more than half a million people in the arid region of Guanacaste. The government...

Drought and floods: Costa Rica faced rainfall extremes in 2015

2015 was a year of rainfall extremes in Costa Rica -- Guanacaste faced a historically bad drought and heavy rainfall caused floods along the Caribbean.

Aerial imaging shows dramatic effects of drought on California’s trees

A combination of laser-imaging technology and satellite data has shed new light on the devastating impacts of California's ongoing drought.

Drought: As tourism season approaches, Tamarindo needs a good shower

As high tourism season approaches, the rainy season peters out and the drought continues, Tamarindo struggles to make sure there's enough water to supply the town.

Cassava: Tropical Staple and Drought-friendly but Cancer-Busting?

Yuca, or cassava, is hardy and easy to grow, and may help fight cancer. Learn how to give it a try in this month's Home Gardening column.

Scientists say it’s been 500 years since the California drought has been this bad

Researchers knew California's drought was already a record breaker when they set out to find its exact place in history, but they were surprised by what they discovered: It has been 500 years since what is now the Golden State has been this dry.

Costa Rica starts aid distribution to Guanacaste farmers stricken by drought

Several communities in the northwestern province of Guanacaste registered rainfall levels below 1 centimeter (0.4 inches) in May, the National Meteorological Institute reported. Drought conditions are expected to hit the province again starting next week.

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