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    Costa Rica Joins World Green Building Council

    The Costa Rica chapter of the Green Building Council (www.crgbc.org) was notified of induction into the World Green Building Council (www.worldgbc.org) on March 24, 2009. Environmental sustainability in Costa Rica is a major social concern as the country covers...

    Empowering Local Communities Through Carbon Credits

    Under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), carbon offset schemes are limited to afforestation and reforestation. Heavily forested countries like Brazil, Cameroon, Costa Rica, DR Congo, Gabon, Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea, which all together contain 80%...

    Costa Rica and France battle climate change

    Brice Lalone has been appointed by the French Government to lead France's policies in their battle against climate change. Brice and France's Environment, Energy & Telecommunications Minister Roberto Dobles traveled to Costa Rica in February of this year, for discussions...

    CO2 emissions with Google Earth

    A team of US scientists led by Purdue University unveiled an interactive Google Earth map on Thursday showing carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels across the United States. The high-resolution map shows carbon dioxide emissions in metric tons in residential...

    Costa Rica Promotes Greener Air Travel

    Costa Rica is hoping for a big jump in its Clean Trips (Viajes Limpios) programme, which allows air passengers to offset the climate-changing gas emissions from their airplane flights by paying for activities that preserve the country's forests By mid-November,...

    Jatropha Harvest Experience

    UNITED BIOFUELS OF AMERICA The Jatropha Harvest Experience 2009 is a 3 day hands on workshop of the complete plantation process from planting to end-product including agronomy, pruning and harvesting to name a few. You will walk through the...

    Costa Rica takes leading role in Biofuels

    The Costa Rica Seed Company has achieved great success in 2008 and has established themselves as Jatropha Biofuel leaders in North & Central America. The 80 hectare R&D Jatropha Planatation has captured world wide attention, recognized as the most advanced...

    First Biodiesel Trans-Continental Jet Flight

    ERIE, PA – Leading the way in the biodiesel industry, Lake Erie Biofuels, LLC has made history with co-sponsoring the first ever biodiesel trans-continental jet flight Green Flight International. "With Lake Erie Biofuels supporting this project, I had full...

    Antarctica’s Hidden Depths to be Explored

    An international team of researchers plans to head to Antarctica later this year to begin a four-year project exploring some of the last uncharted regions on Earth. CNN — The project involving an international team of scientists will reveal what...

    Seed Farming for Jatropha May be Banned

    Cultivation of jatropha, a plant used to produce environmentally-friendly biofuels, using seeds may be banned under a proposal being considered by the government because of concerns over crop yields, officials say. NEW DELHI — A ban will impact plans of public...
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