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Local organization to measure level of ocean plastics

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

The Scuba Dogs Society created the Coastal Microplastics Monitoring Program of Puerto Rico. Through the program they will collect samples in 15 spots around Puerto Rico to measure the amount of plastics in the ocean.

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Oportunidades de fondos de la EPA para prevención de contaminación

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has posted the Request for Proposal (RFP) for the fiscal year 2018-2019 Pollution Prevention (P2) grant competition: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2018-03/documents/2018rfpp2grant.pdf. The submission deadline is Thursday, April 26, 2018.

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Environmental Overdraft in the Island

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A recent study from the Global Footprint Network concluded that if global consumption continues at the current rate, we would need 1.6 planets Earth to satisfy the demands of humanity. Specifically, Puerto Rico would need a territorial extension 26 times its size in order to harvest the food needed to support its population and to be assimilate the contaminants generated by the 3.5 million inhabitants. 

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UPR - Rio Piedras shows documentary on the "unfinished battle" in Vieques

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* This event will take place on Thursday, March 17 and will include a conservatory with experts in environmental, community and contamination topics. 

The documentary, Vieques: una batalla inconclusa, by puertorrican film maker, Juan C. Dávila Santiago, will be exhibited at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras campus, this next Thursday, March 17 starting at 1:30pm in the Amphitheater number 1 in the Faculty of General Studies.  

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Alarmante acumulación de contaminantes emergentes en cuerpos de agua

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A recent report from the Environmental Quality Board revealed that many water bodies and reservoirs in Puerto Rico are contaminated with antibiotics, cosmetics, steroids, insect repellent and other types of emerging pollutants. Students and scientists at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez are turning to nontechnology to create filters that may help address this problem.

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The problem with plastic

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Thousands of pounds of plastic are produced and end up in the ocean, where they threaten wild life and our ecosystem.

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