TICO TALES

El Polvo, Nature’s Terrorist

Not a gangster, but can kill you just the same

Adelia Ritchie, PhD
Digital Global Traveler
5 min readMar 19, 2024

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Dust storm, air filled with choking dust
Dust storm, image by Qlug from Pixabay.

Here in Costa Rica, summer is coming to an end, a summer that has been the hottest and driest in recorded history. In the southern zone, where I live, there has been no rain since mid-December — three months of dry.

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Adelia Ritchie, PhD
Digital Global Traveler

Author, science lover, contributing editor at SalishMagazine.org, expat, seeking the interesting and unusual.