Environmental and agricultural sciences

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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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.

Looking for Moths Under the New Moon in El Yunque

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Above, Aura is setting the trap. Below, holding the densiometer, and separating the collected specimens.

I was thinking of two things while walking: that my legs could not hold me anymore and that I wanted to see a coquí, Puerto Rico’s endemic frog. We had been within the green labyrinth of El Yunque, Puerto Rico’s tropical rainforest, for almost four hours. Although I wanted to look up and appreciate the plethora of stars, I kept my gaze down so that the flashlight on my head would light the way. Falling down on one of those paths, full of rocks and roots, while carrying a backpack full of scientific equipment, is not a pretty picture. There were times when I slipped, but still had not fallen. I was in the back of the line, walking slowly to see if I could spot a coquí, but without missing the pace of the team. "Look, Luis," Aura said after a while.

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