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Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year
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Costa Rica
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Flooding, ashfall, strong winds top Costa Rica’s natural disaster list this year

L. Arias - December 29, 2016

2016 was a rough year for many people around the world, and Costa Rica was no exception: the country experienced a series of natural disasters from which people…

Turrialba Volcano spews ash; Rincón de la Vieja heaves vapor
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Costa Rica
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Turrialba Volcano spews ash; Rincón de la Vieja heaves vapor

L. Arias - May 3, 2016

Two Costa Rican volcanoes, Turrialba in Cartago province and Rincón de la Vieja in Guanacaste, began to show increased activity over the weekend, according to researchers from the…

Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano explodes again
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano explodes again

L. Arias - March 15, 2016

The Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) on Tuesday evening posted a video of a new eruption at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, located in…

Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano explodes vapor and ash
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano explodes vapor and ash

L. Arias - March 10, 2016

Experts from the National University’s Volcanological and Seismological Observatory of Costa Rica (OVSICORI) on Thursday reported that Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, located in Guanacaste province, has seen…

Costa Rica legislature to hear bill allowing ‘green’ geothermal projects in national parks
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica legislature to hear bill allowing ‘green’ geothermal projects in national parks

John McPhaul - November 11, 2015

Despite declarations from the executive branch that the Costa Rican government will not pursue geothermal electricity development in national parks, the office of governing Citizen Action Party…

Rumblings at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano prompt Red Cross mobilization
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Rumblings at Rincón de la Vieja Volcano prompt Red Cross mobilization

The Tico Times - October 16, 2015

Recent activity at Costa Rica's Rincón de la Vieja Volcano has led the Red Cross to mobilize a small team to assess possible risks of flooding and…

Unlicensed guides are risking tourists’ lives by taking them too close to Costa Rica’s active volcanoes
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Unlicensed guides are risking tourists’ lives by taking them too close to Costa Rica’s active volcanoes

L. Arias - December 9, 2014

Active volcanoes are some of Costa Rica’s main attractions for both local and foreign tourists, but some unlicensed guides in the country’s northeastern region are risking travelers' lives by…

TIMELINE: A recent volcanic history of Costa Rica
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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TIMELINE: A recent volcanic history of Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 7, 2014

Increased phreatic activity reported at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Increased phreatic activity reported at Costa Rica’s Rincón de la Vieja Volcano

The Tico Times - September 23, 2014

Costa Rica's Volcanological and Seismological Observatory (OVSICORI) has registered since last Wednesday several seismic signals consistent with phreatic eruptions in the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, in the northwestern…

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Inspection shows Rincón de la Vieja Volcano still active

L. Arias - February 26, 2013

Experts at the National Emergency Commission (CNE) on Tuesday conducted an aerial inspection over the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano, located in the northwestern province of Guanacaste,…

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