Environmental and agricultural sciences

Sustainable Research Pathways Workshop & Summer Experience

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Eager to expand your research and establish productive collaborations with renowned scientists at a Department of Energy (DOE) National Laboratory?  This is your opportunity! Through SRP, faculty and students contribute to multi- and inter-disciplinary research that is changing the world.  Berkeley Lab staff are looking for scientists interested in working on large research problems that intersect with your research interests.

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Participe de una encuesta sobre la incidencia, impactos y manejo del sargazo en el Caribe

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¿Usted vive o trabaja en el Caribe y / o regiones adyacentes? ¿Tiene experiencia con pesca, pesquerías, turismo, recreación acuática, otros negocios costeros, y/o el manejo de la costa y sus recursos? ¿Ha tenido contacto con floraciones de sargazo o algún otro evento de floración de algas en el Caribe?

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Científicos y miembros de la comunidad controlan la población de helecho flotante en Las Curías

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

After almost two years in progress, the project for the biological and mechanical control of the floating fern "Salvinia molesta" in Lake Las Curías, in Cupey (San Juan), has resulted in the elimination of this invasive species by 90%, which for Dr. Jorge Ortiz, one of its researchers, demonstrates the success of the initiative.

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Guías rápidas para identificación de briofitas Puerto Rico

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Las briofitas son el grupo de plantas que incluye los musgos, hepáticas y antocerotes. Aunque estas plantas están presentes en casi todos los bosques y ecosistemas terrestres de Puerto Rico, son pocos los recursos disponibles para reconocer las especies más comunes y las que son importantes para la salud forestal.

Joven empresario crea un robot que recicla y reutiliza plástico

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An environmental conservation initiative developed by Santiago Ramírez Ávila, a recent graduate of the Universidad del Sagrado Corazón, received a $ 12,500 grant for the design and manufacture of a robot that recycles plastic water bottles to give them a new life through the creation of long-lasting works of art and materials

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Grupos defensores de costas exigen protección de especies y de los bienes de dominio público

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San Juan, Puerto Rico (Wednesday, July 28, 2021) - Organizations that protect the coasts, as well as turtles and other marine species, demanded that the government put into effect a cease and desist in the area of the construction of a swimming pool on Los Almendros beach, in Rincón, and protect the rest of the nesting areas and public domain assets in the maritime-terrestrial zone (ZMT) of Puerto Rico.

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Job Opportunity: CienciaPR Civic Science Fellow

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Join Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) as a Civic Science Fellow to help us improve scientists’ capacity to engage different audiences with science in culturally relevant and inclusive ways.

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Balanceando el ahorro energético y la satisfacción del consumidor

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Por. Dr. Wilson González-Espada, Ciencia Puerto Rico

Es evidente que el consumo global de energía continúa aumentando de manera exponencial. Muchos científicos recomiendan explorar alternativas renovables de energía y reducir el consumo lo más posible.

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