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The University of Puerto Rico will study fungi that grew in San Juan after Hurricane Maria

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The Universidad de Puerto Rico Río Piedras (UPR-RP), was awarded a $424,956 federal grant to study the fungi communities that grew in homes around San Juan that were damaged by hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia! to give Latina scientists a platform for personal stories

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FoCo Speaks Ciencia, a night of culture infusion, art and science is happening Friday, April 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Courtesy of 500 Women Scientists)

Latina women are underrepresented in the science community.

Scientists in the Wake of the Hurricanes

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KATIE L. BURKE

After a devastating storm season, researchers are seeking better ways to rebuild and to support their most vulnerable colleagues.

Despite Devastation, They—and Their Science—Go On

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, five students from the University of Puerto Rico continued their research at a national laboratory 1,600 miles to the north—thanks to Brookhaven Lab's Office of Educational Programs, mentors, and a scholarship fund created in honor of a late Brookhaven biologist

Initial Public Health Laboratory Response After Hurricane Maria — Puerto Rico, 2017

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Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, causing major damage to infrastructure and severely limiting access to potable water, electric power, transportation, and communications. Public services that were affected included operations of the Puerto Rico Department of Health (PRDOH), which provides critical laboratory testing and surveillance for diseases and other health hazards.

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Hurricane Maria silenced the coqui frog even further

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Frances Rosario

The devastation of Hurricane Maria caused the local extinction of some coqui frog species that live in forests that had already been affected by a drough between 2013 and 2016.

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Group from the University of Puerto Rico will evaluate damages caused by María on coastal dunes

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

A group from the University of Puerto Rico Aguadilla was awarded funds by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to study dunes in northern and northeastern Puerto Rico and see how they were affected by Hurricane Maria.

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Agricultores y agrónomos se capacitan para manejar eficientemente el recurso agua y enfrentar eventos climáticos extremos

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(Viernes, 2 de marzo de 2018) Toa Alta— Agricultores y agrónomos participan de una serie de talleres organizados por el Centro Climático del Caribe del Departamento de Agricultura federal (USDA) y la Oficina del Bosque Modelo de Puerto Rico (OBMPR), con el fin de fortalecer la capacidad de enfrentar los efectos del cambio climático.

 

The Caribbean Primate Research Center: A History of Cayo Santiago

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Studies suggest that Taínos genes are not extinct

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A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science suggests that Taínos were not extinct as it has been widely believed, as they found their genes in living people.

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