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Puerto Rican scientific community promotes innovation against microplastics

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Although these tiny particles continue to contribute to the water pollution problem, local researchers are exploring new solutions.


"These are everyday sights in Puerto Rico today," said Jorge Bauzá, pointing to photos of piles of plastic bottles, garbage bags and foam coolers piled up on idyllic beaches.

"We still have a long way to go to change this plastic culture," emphasized the oceanographer and scientific director of the San Juan Bay Estuary Program, during the annual conference of the Puerto Rico College of Chemists -PR Chem- held recently.

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Grupo Atmar celebrates 22 years protecting sea turtles

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Reaping the fruits of their work for the protection of the leatherback turtles, hawksbill turtles, and green sea turtles, and they are committed to continue recruiting volunteers for their initiatives.

 

Stopping the illegal hunting of sea turtles, the plundering of their nests and the theft of their eggs has been the goal of a group of friends from Maunaba who, since 2001, have been engaged in research on the populations of these endangered species and the alternatives to preserve them.

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Conservation specialists urge for the care of leatherback and other turtle species' habitats

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Editor's note: This story contains images of injured animals that may hurt some sensitivities.

The leatherback nesting period in Puerto Rico began at the end of March and may extend until July.

The leatherback nesting season in Puerto Rico began a little over a month ago. Given the reported cases that have resulted in the loss of this and other species of sea turtles, the organization Tortugueros del Sur urged the care of their habitats to ensure that hatchings can be successful.

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Only two Puerto Rican parrots in El Yunque survived Hurricane Maria

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More than 50% of the population of Puerto Rican parrots, which is an endangered species, disappeared after Hurricane Maria destroyed its habitat and food source. Only two of the 60-65 birds who lived in El Yunque survived the category 4 storm.

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Para la Naturaleza and Boys & Girls Club Puerto Rico provide nature immersion experiences for youth

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The non-profits Para la Naturaleza and Boys & Girls Club have partnered to provide nature immersion experiences for youth 6 to 18 years old.

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Center for Coastal Conservation and Restoration celebrates 10th anniversary

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Vida Marina, the Center for Coastal Conservation and Restoration of the University of Puerto Rico at Aguadilla celebrates its 10th anniversary. This center had been distinguished for its commitment to educate the community through the conservation and ecological restoration of the northeast coast of Puerto Rico.

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Species become extinct...so?

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Our planet's biodiversity is in danger, with many endangered species. What is the problem with these species dissapearing? 

This article discusses the consequences to our planet and explains why this should concern us.

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James Ayala González: The Panda “Whisperer”

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James Ayala González con un panda rojo

Por Dr. Wilson Gonzalez-Espada, Ciencia Puerto Rico


A well-known mathematics postulate states that: “Through any two points, there is exactly one straight line." Our reality, of course, is much more complicated than that. The life journey of a person is more like the curvy roads of PR-1, or “La Piquiña.”

A perfect example of this is scientist James Ayala González, who started his professional life as a jazz musician and today is a behavioral researcher at the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Sichuan Province, Peoples Republic of China.

DRNA alerts citizens of illegality of parking on riverbeds

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The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources (DRNA) is warning citizens that it is illegal to park their cars on river shores. DRNA is also asking citizens to report this illegal activity by calling 787-724-5700 to inform rangers.

 

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Authorities urge to protect the manatee

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Dr. Nilda Jiménez urged citizens to immediately notify authorities if they see a manatee that is trapped or hurt. 

People can call 787-724-5700. 

 

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