Costa Rica became the award of the greenest country of the planet. Costa Rica has beautiful beaches, incredible flora and fauna and everything traveler may need. One of the most interesting cities is a former capital city Cartago near the volcano called Irazu. On the 25% of country lay national parks. Costa Rica is one of the countries that completely stopped the deforestation. The land is full of volcanoes which make this place interesting for travelers.
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United Buddy Bear Exhibition promotes living together in peace and harmony of the whole world and the first exhibition started back in 2002 in Berlin. Every country is performed by individual bears created by their artists. The Buddy Bears stand together hand in hand to symbolize the unity and peace of the world. About €1,800,000 has been donated (state in November 2011) in aid of UNICEF and and local children’s relief organisations.
United Buddy Bears standing hand in hand.
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An ecological study created at the the University of Adelaide’s Environment Institute in Australia has ranked most of the world’s countries for their environmental impact. The study used seven indicators resulting into two county rankings. First ranking is a proportional environmental impact index – impact is measured against total resource availability and the second ranking – an absolute environmental impact index measuring total environmental degradation at a global scale.
For the first ranking the world’s top 10 worst environmental performers are: Singapore, Korea, Qatar, Kuwait, Japan, Thailand, Bahrain, Malaysia, Philippines and Netherlands.
For the second global ranking are (in order, worst first): Brazil, USA, China, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, India, Russia, Australia and Peru.
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