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Protecting coral reefs from sunscreen

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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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Natural spaces being restored following Hurricanes Irma and Maria

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The organization Mercy Corps, in collaboration with other entities, is leading several environmental recovery and rehabilition projects around Puerto Rico following Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The goal is to attract tourism and improve the economy.

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Coral reefs are threatened by climate change and human action

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Coral reefs around Puerto Rico are in a poor state due to climate change and human actions, which has leading Puerto Rican scientists Edwin Hernández and Ernesto Díaz denouncing the threats facing this ecosystem.

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UPR-RÍO PIEDRAS Project will develop scientific model for coral reef restoration

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The University of Puerto Rico at Rio Piedras through an initiative of the Center for Applied Tropical Ecology and Conservation (CATEC) will be the first academic institution to develop a tool for projects of ecology restoration of coral reefs. 
 
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DRNA celebrate the Coral Reefs week

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The Departament of Environmental and Natural Resources (DRNA) will celebrate the Coral Reefs week from July 23 to August 1. elebrará la Semana de los Arrecifes de Coral con talleres educativos que buscan fomentar la preservación de dichos ecosistemas.

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Discussing advances to counter coastal erosio

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Por Gerardo E. Alvarado León / galvarado@elnuevodia.com

Local and international scientists wil gather in Rincón, February 19-22 to celebrate de 8th International Symposium on Artifical Corals and Surfing Sciences 

Those interested in participating should contact (787) 632-8329 o or visit the event page at www.imprs2013.org


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Saving a coastal jewel

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Por Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni / arivera@elnuevodia.com

The designation of the Isla Verde Reef Natural Reserve will help save this rich ecosystem, right off the coast of Puerto Rico's metropolitan area, for generations to come.

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Inspiring others to save the reef

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What began as a citizen science project and a personal exploration of the beach he has visited for decades has led Paco López and a group of collaborators to the creation of the Isla Verde Reef Marine Reserve in northern Puerto Rico.

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Marine Reserve in Isla Verde a reality

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Governor Luis Fortuño signed Law 274, which creates the Isla Verde Reef Marine Reserve in northern Puerto Rico.

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