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After a long winter, tropical rain forest sounded lovely

I learned that the political left was influential in Costa Rica. But they were divided. A united left could form a winning coalition. The people of Costa Rica deserve nothing less.

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Post-Fukushima Japan looking into fracking?

With anti-nuclear protests heating up after Japan revoked a previous anti-nuke plan, the country is desperately looking for energy alternatives.

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Should mining in Greenland follow the U.S.’s example?

There are serious talks about turning the country into a mining frontier in order to access its many precious metals.

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West Nile virus worsening with climate change

Outbreaks of the sometimes-fatal West Nile virus across the United States have intensified, making this one of the worst years for the mosquito-borne disease.

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Fukushima nuclear disaster cleanup needs global cooperation

Yamada said this disaster requires mobilizing international expertise along with an international inspection team.

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Germany's plans to go green

If the shift is successful, Germany could stand as a paradigm for industrialized countries looking to do the same.

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German wind farm delayed over possible danger to porpoises

The 230,000-plus porpoises (and dolphins) in the North and Baltic seas use sound to navigate, locate prey, and find mating partners. Interference with that could, indeed, effectively kill them.

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Mutated butterflies: Fukushima aftermath continues

For those who continue to argue that nuclear energy is both feasible and safe, protesters may have a new, compelling argument: "Tell that to the butterflies."

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Guitar company used illegal rainforest wood

The crime came to light after federal agents raided one of the company's supply outlets in Nashville, Tenn.

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