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7 Eco-Destinations for Spring Break

Spring break offers a great opportunity to spend a week or so exploring some beautiful landscapes and getting closer to Nature. Here are 10 destinations that are all within or near the U.S., that will…

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Costa Rica Fully Bans Shark Fin Trade

Under existing legislation, shark finning itself had been banned in Costa Rica, but under a new executive order issued by President Laura Chinchilla, loopholes allowing the transport and import of s…

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Life at a Sloth Sanctuary: “To Know Them Is to Love Them”

By Isabel Sanchez, AFP, Discovery Channel They often arrive in bad shape -- hit by cars, zapped by high-voltage wires as they climb trees, or orphaned because superstitious locals have killed the…

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Costa Rica: I Want Your Travel Tips!

  In the four days I've been staying on a farm in rural Costa Rica, the most striking thing has to be the noise. The chorus of insects, the rushing water of the nearby river, the meowing cats …

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If 7 Billion People Lived Like… (Infographic)

By Michael Graham Richard, TreeHugger Tim de Chant has created a great infographic that shows the ecological footprint that would be used if the whole world's population (estimated at 7 billion) l…

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Restoring Paradise in Costa Rica

Last month my kids and I were fortunate to spend two weeks at Rancho Margot, a self-sufficient farm, resort and education center in Costa Rica’s Arenal District. Once a barren wasteland destroyed (lik…

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True Self-Sufficiency: Closing the Loop at Rancho Margot

My kids and I were fortunate to spend two weeks at Rancho Margot in Costa Rica’s Arenal District last month. We ate well, played well and, perhaps most importantly, we saw sustainable agriculture and …

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We Didn’t Know Food Could Taste This Good

My kids and I just returned from Costa Rica, where we spent two weeks at Rancho Margot, an off-the-grid sustainable ranch and resort along the Cano Negro River overlooking Lake Arenal, the Children's …

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7 Best Destinations to See Animals in the Wild

By Sara Novak, Planet Green The most memorable travel I've done in my life has always involved animal viewing. Whether it was the sought-after cheetah in South Africa's Kruger National Park o…

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New Crab Species Discovered in Costa Rica

A new species of freshwater crab has been identified by biologists at the University of Costa Rica. Named Allacanthos yawi, it was found last year by Luis Hernandez Lara Rolie during exploration of la…

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