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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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Maricelis Rivera Santos

(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.

 

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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New consortium to manage the Arecibo Observatory

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A consortium of the University of Central Florida, the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico, and the company Yang Enterprises will now manage the Arecibo Observatory.

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Bee population in Puerto Rico decimated by Hurricane Maria

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Between 80-90% of Puerto Rico's bee population did not survive Hurricane Maria, a devastating hit to the beekeeping and agricultural industries because bees are important pollinators.

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Asteroid named to honor Puerto Rican scientist

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Xuaem Tirado Ramos

The International Astronomical Union named an asteroid 33012 Eddie Irizarry, in honor of the Puerto Rican scientist and vicepresident of the Astronomy Society of the Caribbean.

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Two Puerto Ricans selected to be Solar System Ambassadors by NASA/JPL

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Josué Rodríguez Colón and Erica Correa Félix were recently selected to become “Solar System Ambassadors” to offer talks, workshops, and lead educational activities for the general public and academic institutions in Puerto Rico. Both will receive training by scientists working at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA.

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Local agricultural biotechnology industry is operating normally and at full capacity

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The seven companies that are part of the Puerto Rico Agricultural Biotechnology Industry Association (PRABIA) work at full speed in their work, in addition to contributing to the recovery of the country.

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