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Asthma cases increase in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

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Doctors in Puerto Rico have seeing an increase in the number and severity of ashtma cases following Hurricane Maria.

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Legislation in favor of endangered species

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

For the first time in 11 years, the Legislature of Puerto Rico is considering a project in favor of endangered species that would give the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources the ability to carry out activites to create awareness about these vulnerable species.

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80% of bee hives were affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria

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Agronomer Robert Bradley from the Department of Agriculture revelaed that after hurricanes Irma and Maria, 80% of beekeeper hives were impacted. Losses amounted to $365,000.

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Scientists capture El Yunque's history

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Keila López Alicea

El Yunque National Forest has more than 1,000 species of plants, 164 species of animals, and some of its oldest trees have been around for over 1,000 years. For the first time scientists have captured all of the data, scientific students and curiosities about this tropical rainforest in the new Atlas of El Yunque National Forest.

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What is the sargassum affecting beaches in eastern Puerto Rico?

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Frances Rosario

The eastern and southeastern coast of Puerto Rico has being seeing high volumes of sargassum, a brown algae that travels through the sea and accumulates on the shore.

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El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical presenta el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque

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Maricelis Rivera Santos

El proyecto colaborativo contiene más de 30 mapas y 57 estudios científicos

San Juan, P.R. (Martes, 5 de junio de 2018) — El Instituto Internacional de Dasonomía Tropical (IITF, por sus siglas en inglés), adscrito al Servicio Forestal federal, presentó hoy el Atlas del Bosque Nacional El Yunque que contiene información, datos científicos y mapas de este importante hábitat natural de Puerto Rico, informó el director Dr. Ariel Lugo.

Students in Aguada develop mobile website for school lunch count

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Students at the Carlos González High School in Aguada developed a mobile website called "Quiero Almorzar" to help with the school lunch count everyday.

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Clinical research experts meet in Puerto Rico

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The Puerto Rico Clinical Research Summit 2018 brough together all stakeholders of the clinical research ecosystem: patients, representatives of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), private and academic researchers, and contract research organizations (CROs).

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47 Scientific Organizations Urge Puerto Rico’s Governor Not to Dismantle Statistical Agency

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Hoy, 47 organizaciones científicas y profesionales estadounidenses e internacionales enviaron una carta al gobernador de Puerto Rico Ricardo Rosselló instándole a mantener el Instituto de Estadísticas de Puerto Rico (IEPR) autónomo e independiente. La carta es la más reciente muestra de apoyo para la única fuente independiente y dedicada de estadísticas de la isla caribeña.

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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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