5.2 earthquake rattled Costa Rica’s southern zone

5.2 earthquake rattled Costa Rica’s southern zone

September 1st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An earthquake measuring 5.2 magnitude on the Richter scale struck 44 kilometers south of Dominical at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday morning.   Strong shaking was reported in Quepos, Matapalo, Sarchi, Alajuela and some parts of Heredia.   Several aftershocks were reported.   There were no reports of injuries or damage.   […]

Climate change brings new health threats, says WHO

August 28th, 2014 (VOA) GENEVA—The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Wednesday that major killer diseases will spread and health problems will worsen with climate change. The WHO, which is holding the first global conference on health and climate in Geneva, urged nations to act quickly to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases, which lead to climate change. […]

Hundreds of cattle smuggled into Costa Rica per week as drought ravages Nicaragua pastures

August 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Some 200 to 300 head of cattle are being illegally smuggled into Costa Rica from Nicaragua every week in the border areas of Upala and Los Chiles, according to the regional head of the National Animal Health Service (SENASA), Elliut Herrera.   “Smuggling has increased in recent weeks and we believe […]

Drought in Guanacaste has already caused losses of nearly $38 million

August 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s Guanacaste province, which has been especially hard hit by the worst drought the country has seen in 75 years, has already experienced nearly $38 million in losses, according to a July 30th estimate by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG).   The drought is being blamed on the […]

Record drought hits Costa Rica, Central America’s crops and cattle

Central American agriculture ministers held a videoconference on August 7 to seek coordinated actions to cope with a major drought that has hit the region.
The drought has killed thousands of cattle, dried up crops and forced cities to ration electricity.

Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala have declared emergencies in the worst-affected areas to speed up aid delivery. El Salvador and Nicaragua have opened special funds to help farmers.

UN presses for emissions cuts by 2050 to limit warming

Significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions will be needed by 2050 to avoid the worst possible effects of global warming, which is already being felt on all continents, the United Nations warned in a new draft report on Thursday.

Despite moderate magnitude, early morning quake described as ‘violent’

Despite moderate magnitude, early morning quake described as ‘violent’

August 7th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Despite a moderate magnitude of 4.7 on the Richter scale, a 2:50 a.m. earthquake that struck near Acosta this morning was felt through much of Costa Rica’s Central Valley, with many residents describing strong, violent shaking.   According to the University of Costa Rica (UCR), the quake’s epicenter was about 11 […]

Citi extends $45.5 million line of credit for Orosí wind farm

Citi extends $45.5 million line of credit for Orosí wind farm

August 7th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Citigroup has issued a $45.5 million line of credit for the purchase and import of 25 wind turbines for the Orosí wind farm, located in the area of Quebrada Grande near Liberia, Guanacaste.   The new turbines are expected to generate an additional 50 MW of power.   The line of […]

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