Environmental guarantees: A new ecological and political model for Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of an important ecological and human diversity due to its location and biophysical characteristics. The country has 5% of the world’s species in a geographical territory of 51,100 square kilometers (km), 0.1% of the earth’s surface, and a marine territory of 500,000 square km. In the last thirty years significant changes have occurred in the judicial, administrative and social systems to protect the...

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A vision for a new New Orleans

A new vision for New Orleans and the Mississippi delta: applying ecological economics and ecological engineering. Robert Costanza, William J. Mitsch, and John W. Day, Jr . Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, November 2006 Katrina was a predictable major disaster. More than a year after the fact, New Orleans is still struggling. But the situation also represents a major opportunity to think differently about what urban areas can...

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