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Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week
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Geminid meteor shower dazzling Costa Rica this week

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 12, 2018

From our lookout point near Irazú Volocano National Park, the sky dazzled, glimmering stars outshining the glow of the city beneath us. The night sky has for…

Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May

L. Arias - May 29, 2017

May will end with a rainfall surplus that beat all forecasts. Precipitation levels so far this month are close to breaking 15 years of rainfall records, the National Meteorological Institute…

Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica
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Tropical wave increases rains over Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 25, 2017

A tropical wave that entered Costa Rican territory from the Caribbean Sea on Wednesday is increasing rainfall over several regions, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported. The…

High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months
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Climate Change
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High temperatures expected to continue in Costa Rica for two more months

L. Arias - February 21, 2017

Hot temperatures recorded in the past few days in Costa Rica likely will remain constant until April, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Tuesday. IMN’s forecasts state…

Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months
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Costa Rica
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Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

More than 200,000 residents of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area will face daily water rationing in periods ranging from 6-12 hours at a time during the coming months,…

Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans
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Costa Rican researchers develop new climate change-resistant beans

L. Arias - February 13, 2017

Researchers from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the Agriculture and Livestock Ministry have begun distributing the seeds of a new variety of heat- and drought-resistant black beans —…

Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet
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Climate Change
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Santa Rosa National Park provides cutting-edge data on changing planet

Jill Replogle - October 7, 2016

SANTA ROSA NATIONAL PARK, Guanacaste — Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa shuffles into the administrative dining hall at Santa Rosa National Park, sweating in the early afternoon heat. He needs…

Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment
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Tempisque River: History of neglect threatens Guanacaste people and environment

Jill Replogle and Emiliana García - August 2, 2016

Several months into the rainy season, Guanacaste is green and lush again. The severe drought that afflicted the country's agriculture- and tourism-dependent, northwestern province has eased in…

Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain
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Costa Rica
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Low-pressure system over Costa Rica brings rain

L. Arias - June 21, 2016

Heavy rains on Monday morning in various regions of Costa Rica were the result of a low-pressure system, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported. The weather phenomenon caused scattered…

San José to face water rationing for at least six more weeks
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Costa Rica
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San José to face water rationing for at least six more weeks

L. Arias - April 7, 2016

Water supply problems in Costa Rica’s capital will persist at least through May, according to projections from the Water and Sewers Institute (AyA). Currently more than 150,000…

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