Low rainfall in Central Valley, northern regions; La Niña still a no-show
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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 and Sewer Institute seeks tax cuts for water-efficient appliances, fixtures
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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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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…

El Niño heat expected to last through May
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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…

It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even close
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It’s official: 2015 ‘smashed’ 2014’s global temperature record. It wasn’t even close

Chris Mooney and Joby Warrick | The Washington Post - January 21, 2016

Last year shattered 2014's record to become the hottest year since reliable record-keeping began, two U.S. government science agencies announced Wednesday in yet another sign that the…

Dealing with climate change in Costa Rica’s treasured Monteverde cloud forest
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Dealing with climate change in Costa Rica’s treasured Monteverde cloud forest

Amanda Zúñiga - January 9, 2016

MONTEVERDE, Puntarenas – Climate change is one of the most troubling problems of the decade. It already has caused significant consequences across the globe, and Costa Rica is no exception. The cloud forest…

This may be one of the weakest arguments against human-caused climate change
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This may be one of the weakest arguments against human-caused climate change

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - December 3, 2015

On Sunday, I reported about a contested but surprisingly serious new idea in the climate debate — the notion that mysterious huge rocks in the Bahamas may be…

Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration
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Whales under threat as climate change impacts migration

Santiago Piedra Silva with Latin America correspondents | AFP - December 2, 2015

PUERTO LÓPEZ, Ecuador -- The sight of thousands of whales surfacing, jumping and playing off the coast of South America as they migrate toward their breeding grounds is one…

Google opens online window on toll of climate change
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Google opens online window on toll of climate change

Glenn Chapman | AFP - December 1, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, California -- As world leaders gathered in Paris on Monday in the hope to stopping catastrophic climate change, Google Maps provided online views of remote locations…

How to stop cow burps from warming the Earth
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How to stop cow burps from warming the Earth

Emmanuelle Michel | AFP - November 3, 2015

COURCITÉ, France -- At her farm nestled in the green hills of northwestern France, Marie-Francoise Brizard is helping to curb a planet-wide menace: farting and belching cows implicated in…