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Costa Rica nearing record rainfall for May
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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…

Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán
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Costa Rica
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Landslides block roads, cause losses at farms in Tilarán

L. Arias - May 26, 2017

The heavy rains affecting various regions of Costa Rica since Wednesday have resulted in landslides in the province of Guanacaste. Debris from the landslides blocked roads and caused…

Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas
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Climate Change
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Environment Ministry officials report increased damage of wildfires inside protected areas

L. Arias - March 23, 2017

The number of hectares burned in wildfires inside protected lands so far this year is the highest since 2014, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) reported this…

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…

Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cold front brings heavy rains, winds through Costa Rica

Michael Krumholtz - January 9, 2017

Costa Rica's bad weather blues just won't quit. Still reeling from a deadly hurricane and seeing an uptick in ashfall from Turrialba Volcano, the country is now…

Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show
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Climate Change
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Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show

L. Arias - August 30, 2016

An increase in rainfall levels expected for August due to the pending influence of a La Niña weather phenomenon did not occur, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) confirmed. Earlier this year, the…

Water rationing in Central Valley to continue for two more weeks
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Costa Rica
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Water rationing in Central Valley to continue for two more weeks

L. Arias - June 3, 2016

Water rationing in Costa Rica’s Greater Metropolitan Area, the country’s most populous region, will remain for at least two more weeks, according to the Water and Sewer…

Water and Sewer Institute seeks tax cuts for water-efficient appliances, fixtures
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Climate Change
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Water and Sewer Institute seeks tax cuts for water-efficient appliances, fixtures

L. Arias - April 27, 2016

Water supply problems in most of Costa Rica during the past two dry seasons has prompted the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) to draft a bill aimed at…

Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica
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Climate Change
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Meatless Monday initiative launches in Costa Rica

L. Arias - April 25, 2016

Costa Rica is officially joining the global initiative known as “Meatless Monday,” or Lunes sin Carne, meant to reduce meat consumption among the population. The local office of the animal…

No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks
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Chikungunya
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No new cases of Zika in Costa Rica in recent weeks

L. Arias - March 27, 2016

Health Ministry officials said last week that they have not recorded any new cases of people infected with Zika virus since early March. The number of confirmed cases since the…

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