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'Carbon sink' Bhutan counts cost of plans for green future

Bhutan is the only carbon negative country in the world but major obstacles stand in the way of the Himalayan kingdom's decision to follow a green path over rampant economic expansion.  The mountainous state, holding only its third election on October 18, absorbs three times more CO2 than it emits, thanks mainly to the lush forests covering 72 percent of its land.  Famed as the "last Shangri-La" for using happiness as a measure of success, Switzerland-sized Bhutan has been careful to keep its environment pristine, often by sacrificing profits.  Read more...



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