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NASA image shows how Costa Rica beats Mexico and Central America in avoiding forest fires

Costa Rica is the country with the best performance in forest fire prevention from Mexico to Panama. That is confirmed by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA image published on Thursday. The image by NASA's Fire Information for Resource Management System (FIRMS) reveals that...

Farmers in Nicaragua living in uncertainty

Across the Central American Dry Corridor (CADC), communities are facing increasingly extreme weather. The air is dry and the heat intense in the village of La Grecia in north-western Nicaragua. Across the Central American Dry Corridor, communities are facing increasingly extreme weather. In Nicaragua, the...

How will Climate Change Impact Latin America?

Regardless of whether you believe global warming is man-made or not, it’s clear that it is happening. According to NASA, the earth’s global temperature has risen by 1.62 degrees since the last 19th century, while five of the warmest summers on record have happened...

Bad Times for Costa Rica’s Agricultural Sector

The decline in exports of the agricultural sector reported in the first quarter, coupled with the lack of rainfall, has caused that the beginning of the year has not been the best for businessmen in Costa Rica. Figures from the Promotora del Comercio Exterio de...

More Water Rationing Expected This Month and Next

Tired of water rationining? This month (April) and next (May) will be worse says the Aya.

Rains will arrive late to the Central Valley, Guanacaste and North

It's almost April and that means getting ready for the rains that traditionally start by mid-May. However, for this 2019, the "rainy season" will arrive "late and uneven" for the Central Valley, Guanacaste and Zona Norte (northern region). Also, temperatures this year are expected to...

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...

Expect A Hot One Today. And For The Next 9 Months!

The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), is forecasting a hot one for today, Monday, February 18, 2019. According to the IMN, we can foresee the hot temperatures across the entire country caused by the low moisture content in the environment. And no...

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...

Central American drought leaves millions in need of humanitarian aid

(Q24N) A prolonged drought across Central America has devastated the region's lakes and rivers. In Guatemala, Lake Atescatempa has disappeared, leaving fishermen without a source of income, and people without food. It's part of the ongoing impact of climate change on Central America known as the...

Less Rain Than Expected This Season, But Be Prepared!

(QCOSTARICA) It had been forecast that the rainy season this year would be more intense due to the impact of La Niña phenomenon and the capital city, San Jose, would be one of the most affected. However, as you may yourself have noticed it hasn't...

Guanacaste Burns

Photographer Ariana Crespo @ vozdeguanacaste.com gives us a look at Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a land of tropical dry forest, of plains and of sustainable tourism. It is also a land of extreme weather: it is either raining constantly or it doesn’t rain for months. The...

Vacationers Asked To Use Less Water During Semana Santa

QCOSTARICA - The absence of an adequate of flow of potable water will be greater felt in many areas of Guanacaste during Semana Santa (Easter Week). For this the water and sewer utility, the Instituto de Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), is appealing to the conscience of...

2015 El Nino Can Become One of the Four Strongest in 65 Years

QCOSTARICA - This year's El Niño phenomenon can become one of the four strongest since 1950, said a recent report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The peak strength of this El Niño is expected sometime during October 2015 to January 2016. Its impacts are...

Saharan Dust Cloud Inhibits Rainfall in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN), reported Tuesday a mass of dry air from the Saharan desert, now over Costa Rica, is inhibiting seasonal rainstorms at bay across the country, while maintaining a stable and very dry atmosphere. The dust...

Weatherman Confirms Presence of El Niño Affecting Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) -- Costa Rica's national weather service, the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional (IMN) confirmed today (Wednesday) that the country is under the influence of the El Niño. Werner Stolz, head of forecasts for the IMN, said the phenomenon has been an evolution that started last year...

El Niño To Affect Costa Rica Agriculture

(QCOSTARICA) Agricultural losses in Costa Rica from droughts and heavy rains this year are expected to exceed last year’s emergency conditions. Costa Rican agriculture is likely to experience major damages this year as a result of extreme weather expected to be brought on by El...

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