CARBON TAX HELPS DOUBLE COSTA RICA′S FOREST COVER

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By the early 1980s, only 26% of Costa Rica had forest cover. Like other countries in Latin America, uncontrolled logging for agriculture and livestock production – especially cattle – had led to severe deforestation. This is a far cry from Costa Rica in the 1940s, when more than three-quarters of the country was covered in […]

GROWING PALM OIL YIELDS WITHOUT CUTTING FORESTS

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Palm Oil is Gold Palm oil is one of the world′s most precious crops with an industry valued at $62 billion in 2016. Interestingly, palm oil is found in almost half of all supermarket products ranging from soaps, cosmetics, bread, cleaning detergents to margarine, baked goods like cookies, toothpaste and ice-cream. Now you get just […]