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

El Niño heat expected to last through May
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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El Niño heat expected to last through May

L. Arias - March 24, 2016

National Meteorological Institute (IMN) forecasts state that high temperatures currently felt across most of Costa Rica will rise up to 3 degrees Celsius in coming weeks due…

Drought and floods: Costa Rica faced rainfall extremes in 2015
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Drought and floods: Costa Rica faced rainfall extremes in 2015

Michael Krumholtz - January 25, 2016

While 2015 was recently categorized as the world's hottest year on record, it was a year of rainfall extremes in Costa Rica. Guanacaste faced a historically bad drought,…

Heavy rains cause flooding in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Heavy rains cause flooding in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific region

L. Arias - November 18, 2015

Heavy rains in recent days have caused flooding in Costa Rica in some 20 communities in the country's southern Pacific region, the National Emergency Commission (CNE) reported Wednesday. Communities…

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