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Gov. Rosselló signs law to establish climate change policies

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Governor Ricardo Rosselló Nevares signed on Wednesday the Law for the Mitigation, Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change of Puerto Rico, to establish public policies with goals, metrics and deadlines to address climate change.

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Interested in science advocacy? Apply for UCS' Science for Public Good Fund

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The Science for Public Good Fund

The UCS Science Network is excited to announce another round of the Science for Public Good Fund for science advocates. Science Network members can apply to the Fund for financial support of up to $1000, to be used for advocacy actions or related events to promote the role of science in public policy, with an emphasis on understanding and addressing local impacts.

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Science in Action: Rebuilding a Resilient Puerto Rico

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On Saturday, September 1st, 2018 the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Caribbean Division, the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), and Ciencia Puerto Rico (CienciaPR) co-hosted the conference Science in Action: Puerto Rican Public Policy Supported by Evidence. I had the pleasure of traveling to Puerto Rico and participating in this conference as a member of the organizing committee.

Legislation in favor of endangered species

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Gerardo E. Alvarado León

For the first time in 11 years, the Legislature of Puerto Rico is considering a project in favor of endangered species that would give the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources the ability to carry out activites to create awareness about these vulnerable species.

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$50 million in federal funds is at risk

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Sharon Minelli Pérez

About $ 50 million in federal funds to combat diseases transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, such as zika and dengue, are at risk if the Puerto Rico Science, Technology and Research Trust (Trust) loses its status as an independent entity, denounced two sources to El New day.

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The government will overhaul the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

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Fight for science made visible

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Gabriela Saker Jiménez

Between megaphones and slogans, signs and lab coats the Puerto Rican scientific community joined the March for Science. This international movement that took place on Earth Day sought to defend the role of science in society and in pubic policy decisions.

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Community outreach and science policy: a vision

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As part of the 10th-anniversary celebration of Ciencia Puerto Rico, we have been collecting stories from our volunteers to celebrate them and the work they do while also sharing with you the team's future vision for CienciaPR.

We want to remind you that the crowdfunding campaign #ConCienciaPR is still active! If you haven’t had the chance yet, please help us continue with our science education and promotion initiatives.  Please visit bit.ly/ConCienciaPR to make your donation. Thanks!

Today, we share the story of Uldaeliz Trujillo Rodriguez of San Juan, who has been a volunteer for CienciaPR for 3 years.   

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