Costa Rica Ii

— In the second of three reports, NPR's John Burnett visits one of Costa Rica's most endangered forested regions. A new law designed to curb logging is making some problems worse, especially near a local river where erosion is unchecked. The runoff not only washes away top soil, it also does damage downstream...like choking coral reefs in sedimentation. Officials have declared a 90-day ban on all logging in the region.

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