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14 "eco-schools" receive the "green flag" in Puerto Rico for environmental action

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José E. Maldonado; jose@miprv.com

Fourteen schools in Puerrto Rico received the "green flag" yesterday from the Organization for a sustainable environment (OPAS in Spanish) for their work on envionmental issues in their school and their communities.   The "Eco-School" program is in its 5th year and during 2011-2012 more than 6,500 students and 550 teachers were impacted through the efforts in various schools throughout the island. 

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Graduate program in Food Science and Technology of UPR-Mayagüez turns 21

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Ship run aground in Mona a big environmental threat

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By Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni / arivera@elnuevodia.com

A ship ran aground on a coral reef in Mona Island and poses a serious environmental emergency that threatens one of the most valuable natural treasures in the Caribbean.

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Our coral reefs: "touch with your eyes"

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Scientists from the Social and Environmental Research Institute (SERI) found that pre-trip messaging can dramatically reduce the impacts of snorkelers and divers to reefs.

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Overheated lizards – Radiocápsula Ciencia Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rican lizard, "Anolis cristatellus", has two populations, one living in dry forests (Guánica, Aguirre, Boquerón and Ceiba) and one living in humid forests (Guajataca, Cambalache, La Vega and Mata de Plátano). Those living in dry forests are reaching their maximum temperature and could be a victim of climate change.

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Iguanas en mi patio

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En nuestro patio hemos tenido que disminuir la siembra de hortalizas , plantas ornamentales y frutales debido a que las iguanas,especialmente las pequeñas, se comen las flores de los frutos. Este año el árbol de mangó no produjo !ninguno!!  Igual ha pasado con las guanábanas y limones. Más me extranó que se comieran las matas de "ibiscus".

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Are iguanas harmless?

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Scientists are debating whether the now ubiquitous iguanas are a threat for small and native species in Puerto Rico.

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