Cracks in Costa Rica’s Green Image

Inter Press Service: For many, Costa Rica embodies the notion of a country committed to taking care of its natural environment. But Costa Rican activists beg to differ, and have a list of the actions that contradict the country's green "for-export" image. Open-pit mining, pollution of rivers and an international reprimand for weak protection of wetlands only fuel their criticisms. The non-governmental World Wetland Network chastised Costa Rica in October with its Grey Globe award for the Neotropics region, citing......

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