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Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands
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Wildfires destroy thousands of hectares of protected areas, private lands

L. Arias - April 12, 2016

Firefighters are battling to extinguish at least six wildfires in the central and northern Pacific as well as in the country’s northern inland region. The largest active fire…

Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday
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Costa Rica
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Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

A new cold front expected to enter the country on Thursday will bring strong winds throughout most of Costa Rica, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday. Costa Rica weather forecasts…

Heavy winds turn deadly as fallen tree kills Guanacaste driver
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Heavy winds turn deadly as fallen tree kills Guanacaste driver

The Tico Times - February 10, 2016

What started off this week as complaints about unseasonably cold and blustery Costa Rica weather has turned deadly. A man was crushed to death in Liberia, the…

Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns
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Health officials in Costa Rica to ban sky lanterns

L. Arias - November 6, 2015

Paper sky lanterns: They're beautiful, wildly popular and, unfortunately, a fire hazard, according to Costa Rican authorities. Health Ministry officials in coming days will enforce a new…

PHOTOS: Sexy Costa Rican firemen strip down for a great cause
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Sexy Costa Rican firemen strip down for a great cause

Mitzi Stark - September 14, 2015

See also: Costa Rican firefighters dance to Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' A new calendar featuring photos of Costa Rican firemen is now available, and they’re selling like –…

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WATCH: Costa Rican firefighters dance to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’

The Tico Times - September 2, 2015

https://www.facebook.com/100524590030186/videos/903941083021862/ You’ve seen Thai prisoners and countless flash mobs dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Well, Costa Rican firefighters apparently felt the need to stage their own rendition. Wednesday,…

Nearly half of Costa Rica’s Diriá National Park consumed by wildfires
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Nearly half of Costa Rica’s Diriá National Park consumed by wildfires

L. Arias - April 22, 2015

Forest fires at Diriá National Park in Costa Rica's Guanacaste province have already consumed nearly half of the park's 5,400 hectares (13,000 acres). Wildfires started on April 5 and…

Forest fires burn more than 2,000 hectares in Guanacaste
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Forest fires burn more than 2,000 hectares in Guanacaste

The Tico Times - April 11, 2015

Fierce fires have torn through more than 2,000 hectares of protected areas in four fires in Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste this week. Officials with the National…

More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year
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Environment and Wildlife
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More than 500 hectares of protected areas destroyed by wildfires this year

L. Arias - April 8, 2015

Wildfires during the past week have consumed nearly 300 hectares within protected areas, bringing the total so far this year to some 530 hectares in 28 fires,…

Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park
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Environment and Wildlife
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Wildfire destroys 5 hectares of Costa Rica’s Palo Verde National Park

L. Arias - February 11, 2015

Firefighters in the northwestern province of Guanacaste worked until 3 a.m. on Wednesday to extinguish a wildfire that destroyed at least five hectares of Palo Verde National Park. The…