The clouds over the Monteverde cloud forests of Costa Rica are shrinking—and sitting higher above the mountain peaks—as a result of deforestation in the lowlands, according to a study in the October 19 issue of the journal Science.Robert Lawton, a forest ecologist at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, and his colleagues conducted the research. Enveloped
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Many hotels struggle to achieve balance between design and comfort. Monteverde Lodge and Gardens, in the north-central cloud-forest town of Santa Elena de Monteverde, has struck this balance with what it calls “rustic elegance.”Forest-view balcony room.Alberto FontWalk the gravel road that leads from the main thoroughfare to the lodge, and the forest begins to reveal itself.
Larry Kraft is a former high-tech exec traveling the world with his wife and two kids to learn about the environment and the effects of climate change. Here’s what he discovered in Costa Rica’s Monteverde Cloud Forest. The Kraft kids pose beneath a “poor man’s umbrella” in north-central Costa Rica. The Kraft family is traveling