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Water protests greet Costa Rica’s Solís in Nicoya during annual festival
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Business
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Water protests greet Costa Rica’s Solís in Nicoya during annual festival

Zach Dyer - July 26, 2015

NICOYA, Guanacaste – A rowdy crowd gathered in Nicoya’s central square jeering lawmakers and interrupting speeches with calls for “water now!” as clouds gathered overhead Saturday afternoon.…

President Solís announces multi-million-dollar water improvements ahead of protests in Nicoya
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Business
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President Solís announces multi-million-dollar water improvements ahead of protests in Nicoya

Zach Dyer - July 25, 2015

NICOYA, Guanacaste – Tents and stalls lined the streets around Nicoya’s central plaza Friday as locals and tourists relished the respite from the day’s hot sun to listen to…

Consumers rejoice: Metropolitan water rates set to decrease on July 1
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Consumers rejoice: Metropolitan water rates set to decrease on July 1

L. Arias - June 29, 2015

In a couple days, customers of the Costa Rican Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) – which services the San José Greater Metropolitan Area – will see a…

145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturday
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Environment and Wildlife
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145,000 to go without water in Escazú, Santa Ana and western San José on Saturday

Zach Dyer - February 17, 2015

Saturday would be a bad day to try and take a bath. An estimated 145,000 residents across the western San José cantons of Escazú, Santa Ana, Desamparados…

From the land of the rising sun
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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From the land of the rising sun

Marco Antonio Jiménez Muñoz | Mayor of Nicoya - September 13, 2014

The anthem of the province of Guanacaste reminds us of the unique and magnificent history of this region ever since it became a part of Costa Rica:…

City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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City officials finally promise relief to Cartago residents facing ongoing water shortages

L. Arias - September 11, 2014

Officials from the Water and Sewer Institute (AyA) and the Paraíso Municipality on Wednesday agreed to the first steps in addressing ongoing water shortages that in recent months have extended to two…

New hope for Haiti
Crime
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Crime
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New hope for Haiti

Ban Ki-moon - August 1, 2014

During a recent visit to the rural community of Los Palmas, Haiti, I had the opportunity to talk with families directly affected by the cholera epidemic that…

Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate’s rallying cry
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Arts and Culture
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Save the beer: Climate change adds urgency to clean-water advocate’s rallying cry

Danielle Paquette | The Washington Post - July 27, 2014

CHICAGO — On a recent evening, two inches of rain soaked the city, overwhelming the combined sewer system and forcing human waste into the Chicago River. It…

Canadian entrepreneur gives water bottles new life as roof tiles
Bottles to buildings
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Bottles to buildings
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Canadian entrepreneur gives water bottles new life as roof tiles

Zach Dyer - May 27, 2014

Lots of people go to the beach to get away from work. Although Donald Thomson aimed to be one of them, moving to the beach actually gave…

Four dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking
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Around the World
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Four dead, 284 missing in S. Korea ferry sinking

AFP - April 16, 2014

SEOUL -- South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on…

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