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First nine months of 2015 shatter heat records worldwide
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Climate Change
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First nine months of 2015 shatter heat records worldwide

Kerry Sheridan | AFP - October 21, 2015

MIAMI -- The first nine months of this year were the hottest on record worldwide, U.S. government scientists said Wednesday, in another sign of the impact of dangerous…

Costa Rica ends clean energy run due to low rainfall
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Business
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Costa Rica ends clean energy run due to low rainfall

L. Arias - September 4, 2015

The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) said Thursday that the lack of rains in August forced it to fire up one of its thermal plants on the Pacific coast,…

Costa Rica declares national emergency over drought in northwestern province of Guanacaste
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica declares national emergency over drought in northwestern province of Guanacaste

Zach Dyer - October 1, 2014

Costa Rica's northwestern province of Guanacaste has faced the worst drought in 50 years, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) said. In response, President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday declared a national emergency in…

Tropical Storm Boris downgraded after affecting close to 100,000 in Guatemala
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Hurricane season
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Tropical Storm Boris downgraded after affecting close to 100,000 in Guatemala

AFP - June 4, 2014

TUXTLA GUTIÉRREZ -- A storm named Boris lingering off Mexico's west coast was downgraded to a tropical depression on Wednesday, but is still packing heavy rains that…

National Meteorological Institute forecasts more intense rains for the end of May
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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National Meteorological Institute forecasts more intense rains for the end of May

L. Arias - May 21, 2014

Rainy season has gotten off to a drier-than-normal start. But that may change tomorrow with humidity levels increase Wednesday evening. The change portends the return of late…

Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages
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Eco water
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Cartago joins growing list of provinces struggling with water shortages

L. Arias - April 10, 2014

CARTAGO – The effects of drier rainy seasons in Costa Rica have been evident mostly in coastal areas in Guanacaste and Puntarenas, or in the higher altitude…

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