Chipkos hopes its latest pair of fashionable flip-flops could help save the Costa Rican rainforests. One purchase will protect 100,000 square feet of the eco-rich land. But it's had no takers so far. Did we mention the sandals cost $18,000?
The United States and Brazil agreed to convert $21 million of Brazilian debt into a fund to protect three tropical ecosystems.
Brazil will use the money to conserve the Cerrado and Caatinga ecosystems, as well as its Atlantic coastal rainforest, instead of repaying the debt, BBC News said.