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(By Ronald Sanabria) My colleagues and I arrived at the end of another workday on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast -- a region blessed by natural beauty and rich local culture. We met to learn about effective business management practices for tourism businesses, designed to help us interact responsibly with the natural and cultural resources that attract visitors to the region. These resources are the “green gold” that has made tourism one of the most important industries of the Costa Rican economy. >> Read the Full Article

Fishing Industry Suffering as Salmon Runs Drastically Drop

Fertilizer salesman Rex Harke had planned to take 12 of his most loyal clients on a salmon fishing expedition down the Columbia River this week. Normally at this time, the spring chinook salmon are charging up the river in the tens of thousands, heading from the Pacific Ocean to their spawning beds. >> Read the Full Article

Developers Going out on a Limb for Trees

It may be rare for developers to chop money-making housing units out of a plan, but that's what owners of 244 acres off Bees Ferry Road in West Ashley have done during the past year. The reason? To save trees. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Cheetahs in Danger

Cheetahs are a unique and beautiful creature, one which we are in real danger of losing to extinction. >> Read the Full Article

Climate Change is 'All about Our Money,' Big Investors Say

In a daylong brainstorming "summit," a dozen U.S. state treasurers and hundreds of financiers and other major investors debated ways Tuesday to pressure more U.S. companies into dealing openly with the financial risk of climate change and with ways to reduce it. >> Read the Full Article

Gamble in the Desert -- 'Green' Diesel from Natural Gas Could Cut City Smog

The rat's nest of pipes and columns snaking across the desert in Qatar harbors a secret process that will use cobalt to turn natural gas into a powerful, clean-burning diesel fuel. By next year, rulers of this tiny desert sheikdom hope, these gas-to-liquids (GTL) reactors under construction will bring in billions of dollars while clearing big city smog belched by trucks and buses. >> Read the Full Article

China's Environmental Agency Warns Local Officials against Shielding Polluters

China's environmental watchdog has singled out nine major pollution cases involving dozens of companies, and in a rare move has warned local authorities not to interfere. >> Read the Full Article

EarthNews Radio: Farm to School Programs

The Farm to School programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, reducing obesity, providing education opportunities, and supporting local small farmers. >> Read the Full Article

EPA Drops Regulatory Effort on Lead Paint Exposures

After working for nearly a decade on regulations to protect children and construction workers from exposure to lead paint, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided instead to ask companies engaged in home renovation and remodeling to adopt protective practices voluntarily. >> Read the Full Article

Wind Power Industry Gaining Ground across U.S.

The U.S. wind energy industry this year appears ready to break the previous record for installation of new projects with wind farms planned from New York to Arizona, the American Wind Energy Association reported in late April. >> Read the Full Article