Requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to contract with the National Academy of Medicine within 90 days of the passage of the act to study best practices for mortality counts after major disasters.
Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), non-profit organization that advocates the use of science to have a healthier and safer planet for all, announces the second round of its "Science for Public Good Fund"
The measure, whose authors are Senators Larry Seilhamer and Eduardo Bhatia, seeks to reform the energy system of Puerto Rico. The opening to the market, the use of renewable energies and the microgrids are some points that stand out.
Puerto Rico is at a crossroads—the reconstruction decisions made following the fiscal crisis and the hurricanes of 2017 will determine the kind of society we will have in the future. Do we want to be prepared for the hurricanes to come? Or are we willing to allow the mistakes of the past to be repeated?
Moving forward requires that Puerto Rican policy makers incorporate the best available data from different fields, from economics, public administration, and social sciences, to engineering, technology, and the natural and physical sciences. Therefore, it is essential that public and private sectors collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to formulate public policies based on evidence.