Coffee is one of Costa Rica's main exports but coffee production contributes to greenhouse gas emissions. Efforts are underway to make it less environmentally damaging.
Tourism has a growing impact on the climate — particularly with regard to flights. Many aviation companies offer an option to offset carbon emissions. But where does that money go, and how effective is this contribution?
Coffee is king in Costa Rica. But production makes up a large part of the country's CO2 emissions. Now farmers are learning eco-friendly farming techniques so Costa Rica can reach its emission reduction goals.
Traveling at 26 kilometers per hour (16 miles per hour), Hurricane Otto has claimed several lives, injured dozens and damaged property in the Central American country. Three days of national mourning have been announced.
Costa Rica has declared a national emergency, with Hurricane Otto headed straight for Central America after being upgraded from a tropical storm. Nicaragua also lies in the path of the weather system.
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