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Students and alumni from the UPR published a new journal about Geography

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Diálogo Digital

A group of students and alumni from the Univeristy of Puerto Rico published a new journal about Geography: Spatialties (Espacialidades).

The journal is available at:http://issuu.com/espacialidadescpg/docs/espacialidades_verano2015

To collaborate email: copugeo@gmail.com.

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University of Puerto Rico excelled at NASA conference

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The study: Human Impact to Costal Ecosystems in Puerto Rico presented by a group of students from the University of Puerto Rico stand out from other 250 research projects at the Carbon Cycle and Ecosystems Conference organized by NASA.

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Passion for ocean and earth sciences

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León / galvarado@elnuevodia.com

Christa G. von Hillebrandt, geologist, explains the importance to be prepared for an earthquake in Puerto Rico.

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Las Cabachuelas, an underground treasure

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Aurora Rivera Arguinzoni / arivera@elnuevodia.com

In 2012, Las Cabachuelas cave system was designated as a natural reserve. Unfortunately, the money destined to promote its conservation its being used for other purposes, putting this important ecosystem at risk.

 

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Cartilla del Agua en Puerto Rico - recurso de hidrología

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Nuestro amigo Pablo Llerandi Román nos hizo llegar el enlace para la Cartilla del Agua en Puerto Rico un excelente recurso sobre la hidrología y geohidrología de Puerto Rico. Puede ser útil para proyectos de investigación y enseñanza. ¡Compártanlo!

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Poor urban planning evidenced once again

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León /galvarado@elnuevodia.com

The recent landslide in Villa España, Bayamón, evidences, once again the unsustainable and poor urban planning policies in Puerto Rico. Experts agree that the geological risks of an area are often ignored to give way to construction.

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Measure to protect our coasts

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Aurelio Mercado-Irizarry / Oceanógrafo

The recent landslide in Bayamón, the publication of the long awaited Land Use Plan and the news that sea level rise has surpassed expectations underscore the need for a Coastal Construction Separation Line (CCSL) to protect Puerto Rico's coasts.

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The Science Behind Earthquakes

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Earthquake in Puerto Rico
Ruins from Puerto Rico's earthquake in 1918.

Two months ago we received 2010 with the news that neighboring Haiti was struck with a 7.0 earthquake in the Richter scale. Not recovered from Haiti’s situation, in the last days of February, Chile also experiences an earthquake; this time an 8.8 one and nowadays they are still getting aftershocks. After all these events have you ever asked yourself what causes an earthquake? Can Puerto Rico be struck by an earthquake? Fortunately, the answers to all these questions and the science behind earthquakes are the focus of the research of geologists like Dr.

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