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Group from the University of Puerto Rico will evaluate damages caused by María on coastal dunes

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

A group from the University of Puerto Rico Aguadilla was awarded funds by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to study dunes in northern and northeastern Puerto Rico and see how they were affected by Hurricane Maria.

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Injured beaches: erosion amplifies after Irma

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Kenneth Matos

Maritza Barreto Orta, marine geologist, explained that the damage caused by the wind and wave impact of Hurricane Irma, has led to an amplification in the beach erosion of the northeast of the Island.

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Student of UPR-Rio Piedras investigares the impact of coffee farming on erosion

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The effect of coffee farming on erosion and its impact on marine life is the research problem that Yasiel A. Figueroa Sánchez is studying as he completes his masters degree in Interdisciplinary Envrionmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus. 

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More than 200 scientists and officials analize strategies to control coastal erosion and climate change

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April 7, 2016. San Juan, Puerto Rico — More than 200 scientists and officials from federal, state and municipal agecies, as well as from universities and specialized organizations came together for the 7th Puerto Rico Climate Change Council Meeting (PRCCC). Strategies and financial resources to control coastal erosion as well as various studies on the tendencies and proyections of climate were amongt the topics discussed. 

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Loíza needs to tackle erosion problems

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The Department of Natural and Environmental Resources has suggested that Loíza develops a plan to tackle erosion problems.

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Concerns about severe erosion in Puerto Rico coast line

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Pedro Bosque Pérez

There serious concerns about the severe erosion of the coast line of Puerto Rico. 

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Beach erosion and construction a cause for concern in Puerto Rico

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Michele Estades

Aurelio Mercado, oceanography professor at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez recommends that coastal construction projects leave a buffer zone between the water and the building to mitigate the effects of climate change and sea level rise on beaches and buildings in Puerto Rico.

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