A plan to construct an international airport in the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica known for its biodiversity and ecotourism is encountering opposition from environmental groups. A 1,000-acre site on government land is set aside for the $35 million project scheduled to start construction in 2012. Civil aviation authorities have designated the project as the nation’s first “green” airport in the spirit of Costa Rica’s strong adherence to environmental practices. Costa Rica has signed 45 ...


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