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NSF awards $3.9 millions to the Natural Sciences Department at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded almost four million dollars over three years to the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus in order to fund the project: Luquillo Long-Term Ecological Research Program (LTER): Understanding Ecosystem Change in Northeastern Puerto Rico.

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Middle and High School Environmental Sciences and Climate Change Teacher in Reno, NV

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Audubon and Toyota Invite Applicants for 2014 Fellowship and Innovation Grants

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NEW YORK, NY (July 8, 2014) –Toyota TogetherGreen, a conservation initiative of the National Audubon Society and Toyota, is pleased to invite applicants for its 2014 fellowship and innovation grants program. The program supports and fosters diverse, community-driven conservation projects that result in sustainable and innovative solutions.

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Eddie N. Laboy Nieves: Respecting the Environment

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Dr. Eddie Laboy Nieves has dedicated his life to studying and educating others about Puerto Rican nature

As a restless and hardworking child, the words spoken by “grandpa” Don Andrés became Eddie’s life compass: “We need to take care of the land and the rivers; without them the poor cannot eat or drink.” Inspired by this message of love for nature, Dr. Eddie N. Laboy Nieves recognized the importance of preserving the environment, leading him to invest his time and career to understand it and to teach others about nature.

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Ford announces the twelfth edition of the Donation Program for Environmental Conservation

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SAN JUAN, PR, April 11, 2013 - Ford announces the twelfth edition of the Ford Grants Program for Conservation and Environment, whose purpose is to help individuals and nonprofit organizations on the island in projects that promote environmental welfare . Since the program's launch, Ford has awarded more than $ 400,000 in scholarships to more than 65 local organizations to promote their environmental initiatives.

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Pushing the boundaries of neuroscience

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The newly established Puerto Rico Center for Environmental Neuroscience (PRCEN) uses a multidisciplinary approach “to understand the complex interplay of molecular, cellular, organismal, and ecosystem dynamics faced by organisms under the increasingly stressful conditions created by human impacts on the environment,” explained the director of the Institute of Neurobiology, Dr. Steve Treistman. 

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