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Scientists concerned about the accelerated deterioration of environmental quality and marine communities in La Parguera Nature Reserve

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Scientists from the Department of Marine Sciences (DCM) of the University of Puerto Rico's Mayagüez Campus (RUM) are raising concerns about the accelerated deterioration of the quality of the environment and the state of the marine communities that make up the ecosystem of the La Parguera Nature Reserve (RNLP), the most developed in Puerto Rico.

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Renowned Puerto Rican marine biologist receives world-class award

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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.

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New educational module about microplastics

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The San Juan Bay Estuary Program launched a module about the characterization and reduction of microplastics to educate citizens about these microscopic particles and fibers and how they affect biodiversity, the economy and possibly human health.

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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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•Teach and instruct Middle and High School students in environmental science and climate change during the school year, using in-school modules and outdoor field studi

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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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