Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months
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Water and Sewer Institute announces rationing plan for up to four months

L. Arias - February 20, 2017

More than 200,000 residents of Costa Rica's Greater Metropolitan Area will face daily water rationing in periods ranging from 6-12 hours at a time during the coming months,…

Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding
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Costa Rica’s southern Pacific hit by heavy rains, flooding

L. Arias - November 17, 2016

Heavy showers and strong winds in much of the country prompted the National Emergency Commission (CNE) to declare a preventive alert on Thursday to warn people in…

Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons
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Costa Rica
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Thursday rains cause flooding, emergencies in 23 cantons

L. Arias - October 7, 2016

Heavy rains in Costa Rica caused by the indirect influence of Hurricane Matthew prompted the evacuation of 153 people on Thursday evening in three provinces, the National…

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 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…

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…

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Costa Rican capital hit by heavy rains, flash floods

Zach Dyer - October 27, 2015

https://twitter.com/wazecr/status/659141318539673600 The rainy season might be on its way out but it certainly wanted leave us with something to remember. Thunderstorms doused the San José metro area…

Transition to dry season in Costa Rica begins this week
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Environment and Wildlife
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Transition to dry season in Costa Rica begins this week

L. Arias - October 26, 2015

The effects of the rainy season in Costa Rica will start decreasing slightly starting this week, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) said Monday. The transition to the country's…

High tides expected along Pacific coast this week
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Environment and Wildlife
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High tides expected along Pacific coast this week

L. Arias - October 25, 2015

The University of Costa Rica's Marine Sciences Research Center (CIMAR) reported Friday that high tides could cause flooding in communities along the Pacific coast starting Tuesday. The rise in…

High tides flood hundreds of homes along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast
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Environment and Wildlife
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High tides flood hundreds of homes along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast

L. Arias - September 30, 2015

The highest tides of the year along Costa Rica’s Pacific coast caused flooding in the province of Puntarenas in the early hours of Tuesday and Wednesday. The…