Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica

Why stopping in Monteverde is a must in Costa Rica Whether you like to have all of your vacation days planned out in advance, or you like to go with the flow and see where the wind takes you, definitely add Monteverde to your list of places to visit. Why, do you ask? Here are...
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World Environment Day 2015

Celebrate World Environment Day 2015 by living & traveling sustainably

Living, working and traveling sustainably have become big topics of conversation it seems everywhere. This week on June 5, the United Nations Environment Program celebrates World Environment Day 2015 (WED) and focuses this year on how we live and how it impacts the planet. This year’s theme is “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with...
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Insect Tinkerbella Nana fairyfly by micrograph, photo by Jennifer Read, Natural Resources Canada

5,000 new species recognized in biodiversity-rich Costa Rica

How many species live on the Earth? Scientists estimate roughly 8.7 million, according to a 2011 study in the journal PLoS Biology, published by the Public Library of Science. The crucial point, however, is that approximately 83% of those plant and animal species have yet to be discovered. Scientists calculate that there are probably 6.5...
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