Here’s how travelers can help protect frogs in Costa Rica
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Here’s how travelers can help protect frogs in Costa Rica

Costa Rica—which received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the United Nations’s highest environmental honor, for its role in protecting nature and combating climate change—hosts plenty of ecotours that offer zip-lining, mountain biking, kayaking, and birding. But the nation is now discovering the value of a much smaller—and more threatened—natural asset. Lodges are building…

Huge amounts of greenhouse gases lurk in the oceans, and could make warming far worse
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Huge amounts of greenhouse gases lurk in the oceans, and could make warming far worse

Scientists are finding hidden climate time bombs—vast reservoirs of carbon dioxide and methane—scattered under the seafloor across the planet. And the fuses are burning. Caps of frozen CO2 or methane, called hydrates, contain the potent greenhouse gases, keeping them from escaping into the ocean and atmosphere. But the ocean is warming as carbon emissions continue…