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…

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…

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…

1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti
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1 dead, 4 missing as flooding hits Haiti

AFP - February 29, 2016

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti, leaving at least 9,600 houses in the deeply impoverished Caribbean country underwater, officials…

Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday
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Strong winds to hit Costa Rica again Thursday

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

A new cold front expected to enter the country on Thursday will bring strong winds throughout most of Costa Rica, the National Meteorological Institute (IMN) reported Monday. Costa Rica weather forecasts…

4,000-passenger cruise ship inexplicably sails into Atlantic mega-storm
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4,000-passenger cruise ship inexplicably sails into Atlantic mega-storm

Angela Fritz | The Washington Post - February 8, 2016

A massive storm exploded in intensity just off the Southeast U.S. coast on Sunday afternoon, driving hurricane force winds and whipping waves into a frenzy. And in…

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…

Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016
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Weird weather brings warm welcome to 2016

James Pheby with Clement Sabourin in Montreal | AFP - December 31, 2015

LONDON -- With temperatures above freezing at the North Pole, deadly tornadoes in Texas, extreme heat in Australia and floods in Britain and Missouri, the world is beset…

Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US
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Death toll at 43 as wild weather tears across parts of US

Laura Buckman | AFP - December 28, 2015

GARLAND, Texas -- Texas reeled from rare December tornados Monday, as days of storms battering a vast region stretching from the southwestern U.S. to Canada claimed at least…

With COP21 talks in Paris moving forward after attacks, Latin America climate-change policies remain unclear
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With COP21 talks in Paris moving forward after attacks, Latin America climate-change policies remain unclear

Larry Luxner - November 16, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite the horrendous terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday, French officials have vowed to move forward with a major climate conference set to begin…