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Citizens and experts share ideas to control light pollution Puerto Rico

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For the 4th year, the Environmental Quality Board, the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the National Ocean and Atmospheric Agency and Para La Naturaleza celebrated the Symposium on prevention and control of light pollution in Puerto Rico.

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4th Symposium on Light Pollution in Puerto Rico

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(San Juan, 9 de agosto de 2017) – The 4th Symposium on Light Pollution in Puerto Rico will take place in August 30, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM at the Edificio de Agencias Ambientales Cruz A. Matos, in Cupey. 

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UPRRP seeks fund for restoration of coral reefs

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) recommends the assignment of $200,000 federal funds for the program on restoration of coral reefs from the University of Puerto at Rio Piedras as part of the Coastal Resilience Grants. 

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CARICOOS receives RICE certification from NOAA

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The Caribbean Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing (CARICOOS), of the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus was certified as Regional Information Coordination Entity (RICE) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 

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Competition evaluates Tsunami Alert Systems

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The purpose of Caribe Wave 2017 is to improve the efficacy of the Tsunami Alert Systems in Caribbean Coasts. This provides an opportunity for the emergency management organizations of the region to test their operational communication lines and promote the preparation in the event of tsunamis.

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A decade of meteorology camp at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus

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The PR Weather Camp is an initiative led by the Department of Marine Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. The program has been running for a decade with the educational mission to reach pre-college students and introduce them to environmental and meterological sciences.

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Researchers from UPR at Río Piedras provide data to international meteorology net

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*UPR-Río Piedras has the only Aerosol station in the Caribbean and Southern Hemisphere.  

For more than a decade, a group of students from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, has been distinguished for generating information researching the impact of particles in the environment. This work is done at the Aereosol Station located at Las Cabezas de San Juan Light Hourse in Fajardo.

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Fifth hottest January in Puerto Rican history

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With an average of 1.1 grades Farenheit above the normal temperature, last month was registered as the fifth hottest January in the climatological history of Puerto Rico, according to data from the National Metereology Service.

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Testing the Waters for Ocean Acidification

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http://unh.edu/unhtoday/2015/07/testing-waters

WRITTEN BY DAVID SIMS | SCIENCE WRITER, INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF EARTH, OCEANS, AND SPACE

Led by UNH biogeochemical oceanographer Joe Salisbury, a group of 15 scientists is currently aboard the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration research vessel Gordon Gunter on a two-leg, 34-day expedition that will help determine how humans are causing changes in the oxygen and carbon dioxide content of oceans, leading to the global acidification of seawater.

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