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Citizens and experts share ideas to control light pollution Puerto Rico

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For the 4th year, the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency and Para La Naturaleza celebrated the Symposium on prevention and control of light pollution in Puerto Rico.

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Multi-million dollar grant for the UPR to study the relationship between the nervous system and the environment

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The Institute of Neurobiology of the Medical Sciences Campus of the University of Puerto Rico received a $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the effects of environmental stressors on the structure and function of the nervous system.

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Increased erosion in several Puerto Rican beaches

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A study by scientists at the University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras in collaboration with the Network of Beaches of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean revealed that 60% of the 4,324 areas analyzed in several beaches in Puerto Rico have increased coastal erosion.

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Yaireska Collado, Puerto Rican at NASA who narrated the eclipse, shares her story

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Dr. Yaireska Collado Vega, who co-presented NASA's solar eclipse transmission, shares her story and why she wore a shirt representing her alma mater, the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez.

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CROEM student recognized in math competition

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Daniel Santiago, a 10th grade student at the Residential Center of Educative Opportunities of Mayagüez ("C.R.O.E.M."), obtained second place in the Math Category at the China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest celebrated in China.

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Worrying coast erosion during hurricane season

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A study performed by the Professor Maritza Barreto Orta and students at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, titled The status of Puerto Rico's Coast, gains importance during hurricane season as it identifies areas impacted by erosion. 

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Students recover capsule launched during solar eclipse

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Students from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, that traveled to South Carolina to study the solar eclipse, recovered one of the capsules launched to the stratosphere during the event.

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Numerous beaches in Puerto Rico have erosion

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A study performed by professors and students from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus together with the Puerto Rico and Caribbean beach network, revealed that 60% of 4,324 analyzed areas in different beaches of the Island presented erosion or sediment loss.

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The solar eclipse was an unique teaching opportunity

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The partial solar eclipse experienced in Puerto Rico transformed different places into classrooms where the public learned about this rare nature event.

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Puerto Rican scientist in NASA transmission

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Yaireska Collado Vega, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez alumni and NASA scientist, participated in NASA panel that was transmitted live during the solar eclipse.

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