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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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Celebration for the Ecological Corridor protection

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The northeast area of Puerto Rico (known as Corredor Ecológico) could be turn into an ecoturistic region with the Rainforest (El Yunque) as the focal point.

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Overheated lizards

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A study conducted by a group of puertorican scientists, guided by Dr. Manuel Leal studied how different body temperatures affects the running speed of the lizards in the dry forest in Puerto Rico. This article is part of the collaboration between Ciencia Puerto Rico and Diálogo Digital.

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A window into evolution

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A Caribbean lizard, a hurricane and a group of scientists that includes a Puerto Rican professor got "together" to help answer one of evolution's most fundamental questions. This article is part of Ciencia Puerto Rico's collaboration with El Nuevo Día.

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Public Service through Ecology and the Environmental Sciences

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Dr. Janice Alers-Garcia achieved a perfect combination by providing public services through ecology and environmental sciences.

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Talking about Janice Alers-Garcia's scientific and professional interests entails stories about self-discovery, making the best out of opportunities and appreciation for the inspiration provided by colleagues, students, family and friends. 

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