El Comité de Expertos y Asesores sobre Cambio Climático (en adelante, “CEACC”) invita al público en general y a entidades interesadas a participar en las vistas públicas presenciales y virtuales sobre el Borrador del Plan de Mitigación, Adaptación y Resiliencia al Cambio Climático en Puerto Rico (en adelante, “Borrador del P-MARCC”).
Forest fires, torrential rains, droughts and extreme heat affect the countries that supply the archipelago, forcing an increase in local production, according to experts.
On an island that imports 85% of what it consumes, seeing the shelves full of products in supermarkets, despite the fact that the last natural disaster was a year ago with Hurricane Fiona, does not hide an irrefutable fact: Puerto Rico is at the mercy of the ravages of climate change in the countries that supply it with food, agreed multiple voices consulted by El Nuevo Día.
This was stated by Rueanna Haynes, an expert in climate governance who was on the island to present the keynote address at the Caribe Fest event, focused on the climate crisis.
Climate governance expert Rueanna Haynes warned that as part of the effects of global climate change, Caribbean islands such as Puerto Rico could see their coastal communities disappear, fresh water become too salty to be consumed, and temperatures so high that survival will be difficult or, in some cases, impossible.
From an environmental perspective, incorporating the climate crisis into public policy decisions, including post-disaster reconstruction, and addressing its more than evident effects in Puerto Rico should be the top priority in the year that has just begun, agreed experts consulted by El Nuevo Día.
Dr. Edwin Hernandez is only the second Puerto Rican to receive the valuable certification from the Society for Ecological Restoration.
Dr. Edwin Hernández, recognized for his projects related to coral cultivation and reef rehabilitation, was certified as a professional restoration ecologist by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), a global network that fosters the exchange of knowledge and experience among experts and scientists from diverse disciplines and backgrounds.
Climate change is contributing to the bird's vulnerability and could cause population declines.
For three decades, scientists and collaborators of the Puerto Rican Ladybird Recovery Project have worked hard to collect data for its conservation, but, over time, they have noticed an increase in the number of stressors affecting the populations of this bird, while the pre-existing ones have worsened.
Parasitism, atmospheric phenomena, habitat loss, food availability and high temperatures are some of the factors that impact it.