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Universities around the world learn from Hurricane Maria

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

With Hurricane Maria as the backdrop, representatives from 114 universities in Puerto Rico, Japan, United States and Bahamas committed to creating a consortium to help redefine the rol of higher education institutions in the face of disaster and to foster community resilience. They were joined by more than 70 government agencies and non-profits. That was the conclusion of “RISE 2019 National Conference: Transforming University Engagement in Pre- and Post-Disaster Environments: Lessons from Puerto Rico”, recently held at the State University of New York in Albany.

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Puerto Rico close to a massive coral reef loss

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Due to the warming ocean temperatures, coral reefs around Puerto Rico have been under stress for more than 7 weeks in a row, which could provoke a massive bleaching event after October 27. If this bleaching occurs there could be negative effects of unknown magnitude to fishing, recreational and tourism industries. 

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Greta Thunberg inspires Puerto Rican youth

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

Youth across Puerto Rico are leading marches, planting trees, cleaning natural areas and doing research projects, all as part of their efforts against climate change.

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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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María, el cambio climático y la salud (infográfico)

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María, el cambio climático y el bienestar humano

El paso de María e Irma por Puerto Rico ha dejado grabado imágenes de destrucción por parte de los huracanes e inundaciones asociadas al cambio climático en las mentes puertorriqueñas. La sucesión de estos ciclones intensos que han arrasado a través del Caribe en las semanas pasadas, han levantado el debate sobre su relación con el cambio climático, dado que mayores temperaturas se esperan alimenten huracanes más fuertes. El evento fue descrito como un "tornado de 50 a 60 millas de ancho atravezando Puerto Rico" por el meteorólogo Jeff Weber de NCAR. 

Cambio climático y la crisis fiscal: infograma sobre las renovables en Puerto Rico como solución.

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Puerto Rico apuesta a reinventarse como una economía a base de conocimiento para competir globalmente, consolidándose como líder en sectores emergentes. La iniciativa empresarial creativa puede aportar a crear un ambiente empresarial atractivo para nuevos negocios. La industria renovable como parte de una reforma energética debe ser central para posicionar a Puerto Rico como paladín en avance especializado de nuevas tecnologías y para solucionar la crisis financiera.

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