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Protecting coral reefs from sunscreen

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

A team of scientists and students at the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez developed a material with magnetic properties that is able to remove components found in sunscreen that can be harmful to coral reefs and marine life.

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67% of landfills in Puerto Rico expected to close by 2022

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Solid waste management experts expect that by 2022, 67% of the 29 landfills in Puerto Rico will close.

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First graduating class of biomedical engineers

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

The Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico recently graduated its first class of 14 biomedical engineers. 

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First women-owned biopharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico

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GK Pharmaceuticals CMO is the first Puerto Rican women-owned and -founded biopharmaceutical company in Puerto Rico in the U.S. 

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Latina professors find an interdisciplinary way to teach about microbiology, hurricanes, colonialism and politics

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At first look, history and microbiology may seem disciplines with nothing in common. However, two Latina faculty members at the College of the Holy Cross, in Worcester MA, vehemently shattered the perceived boundaries between these disciplines to provide their students with a unique and long-lasting learning experience.

A cry for help from the bottom of the ocean

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David Cordero Mercado

A study by the Scuba Dogs Society showed evidence of microplastics in beaches throughout Puerto Rico.

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Puerto Rican scientist discovers oldest fossil of monk seal

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Dr. Jorge Vélez Juarbe was part of a team of scientist that discovered the oldest fossil of monk seal in the Northern Pacific.

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Gov. Rosselló signs law to establish climate change policies

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Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed on Wednesday the Law for the Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change of Puerto Rico, to establish public policies with goals, metrics and deadlines to address climate change.

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Teachers and students showcase their technology projects at the Microsoft Education Forum

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Amanda Pérez Pintado

More than 1,000 people attended the Microsoft Education Forum in Puerto Rico. There, students and teachers presented projects that foster the inclusion of technology in the classroom.

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Puerto Rican scientist to study zebra butterfly

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Dr. Jesyka Meléndez Rosa was recently awarded funding by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to study the zebra butterfly, a species that is endemic to Puerto Rico.

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