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In Costa Rica, 51 out of every 100 liters of water does not reach the consumer

Some 115,000 people, half of them living in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), are affected by water rationing in the first months of 2019, due to a reduction of at least 15% of water resources during this dry season. However, the dry season is not...

A Dangerous Practice, Not Storing Water Safely

The extremely dry season has meant 'controlled water cuts' throughout the country, a situation causing people to store water in receptacles for the time there is none coming out of the tap. However, sometimes they forget about proper storage which could cause mosquito larvae...

Surprise Rainfall In The Central Valley Friday Afternoon

This is the dry or summer season. It is not supposed to rain. Thus few, if any, carry an umbrella during this time of year. But boy would it have it come in hand Friday afternoon in the greater metropolitan area of San Jose...

AyA intensifies water rationing in San Jose metropolitan area

In Moravia, Desamparados, Alajuelita and Hatillos alone almost 60,000 residents are struggling to meet needs in their homes and businesses due to water rationing this week. Thousands more are affected in other communities as the national water authority, the Instituto Costarricense de Acueductos y Alcantarillados...

Rainy Season In The Central Valley To Begin May 11 – 15

Time to prepare for the oncoming rainy season, a season that according to the experts at the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - is expected to commence in the Central Valley between May 11 and 15. Daniel Poleo, an IMN meteorologist, explained...

A Wet and Windy Dec. 31 Expected For The Northen Zone And Caribbean

A low-pressure system is dampening the year-end plans of many, with rain in areas of Northern Zone and the Caribbean, and intermittent drizzle in the Central Valley. The Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - national weather service - explains that it is part of the normality...

La Niña Is Here. This Is What That Means for Costa Rica.

The climatic phenomenon of La Niña began to be present in Costa Rica and expected to last for almost six months, until March or April of 2018. La Niña, originating from Spanish, meaning "little girl", is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon that is the counterpart of El...

“Aguaceros” (Rains) Back This Weekend After A Week Of Dry Season Conditions

It's been a week and not a drop of rain in the Central Valley and Pacific coast, the dry season conditions caused by a high-pressure system over the Atlantic Ocean. But don't put away the galoshes just yet, typical October rains will be back by...

What Is Winter Like In Costa Rica?

  While still in the Canadian north, Toronto actually, as winter nears and many start to look south for their escape from the cold and snow that they know well is around the corner, one of the most often asked questions of yours truly is,...

Nicoyan Farmers Harvest Rainwater to Survive the Summer

Q COSTA RICA, by David Bolaños, Vozdeguanacaste.com -El Jobo and Cerro Verde are two small villages boxed in by Nicoya’s mountains. In order to get there you have to travel over narrow dirt roads that rise and fall in the foothills. Once you arrive,...

Costa Rica’s Drought May Continue Into Next Year

QCOSTARICA- The drought conditions in the Greater Metropolican Area (GAM) of San Jose and Guanacaste, influenced by El Niño, has caused average temperatures to rise by up to 4 degrees Celsius. According to the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) - the national weather service - the...

Protecting The Children First (Photos)

Pave The Road, is an organization of concerned parents and community members that have worked for three years to build partnerships with government officials, private companies and foundations to create eco-friendly road solutions. See our report here. ...

Protesting Against Unpaved Roads in Southern Nicoya Peninsula

(QCOSTARICA) Thousands of locals and expats are protesting against the unpaved roads in the Southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. Their children are being diagnosed with chronic lung infections, skin infections, eye infections, some will go blind as they become adults, and others will...

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