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Lidia Badarnah: 'Nature provides a huge source of solutions'

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Lidia Badarnah is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Building Technology Program of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Badarnah obtained her Ph.D in Biomimetics in Architecture at Delft University of Technology. She has specialized in biologically-inspired strategies for building envelopes adaptation and recently has developed a methodology for the generation of novel biomimetic design concepts. The crossover between architecture and scientific concepts is evident in Badarnah's work that ranges from biology to thermodynamics. She shared with us her insights intertwining the theoretical anxieties of her investigation and the future of architectural design.

Eddie N. Laboy Nieves: Respecting the Environment

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Eddie Laboy-Nieves
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.

His beginnings in science

Puerto Rico Conservation Trust aims to protect 33% of land

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León / galvarado@elnuevodia.com

The Puerto Rico Conservation Trust announced the creation of a new division called "Para la Naturaleza" (translated as 'for nature'), focused on protecting 33% of land in Puerto Rico by 2033. Currently only 8% of land in Puerto Rico is protected, according to the Trust's executive director, Fernando Lloverás.

 

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