Photo: Costa Rica Aims to Be 1st Carbon-Neutral Country



A man hauls wood cut from coffee trees in Costa Rica in a file photo.

Costa Rica has pledged to become "carbon neutral" by reducing or offsetting its emissions of greenhouse gases that cause global warming. But the small Central American country is still combating environmental challenges like deforestation and overdevelopment, particularly in tourist areas.

Photograph by Luis Marden/NGS


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