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Estuaries in Puerto Rico’s capital get ‘mega clean up’

Reuters: A flotilla of fishing skiffs and kayaks plied through the channels and lagoons that comprise the San Juan estuary system Saturday, as volunteers dove beneath bridges and trudged through the thick mangrove forest lining its coasts. With egrets, herons and terns circling overhead and large tarpon breaking through the lagoon’s surface, the estuary system evokes a tropical paradise. A closer look shows its green waters are ripe with an algae bloom, the result of sewer and storm water runoff that hide… Continue reading

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Estuaries in Puerto Rico’s capital get ‘mega clean up’

Reuters: A flotilla of fishing skiffs and kayaks plied through the channels and lagoons that comprise the San Juan estuary system Saturday, as volunteers dove beneath bridges and trudged through the thick mangrove forest lining its coasts. With egrets, herons and terns circling overhead and large tarpon breaking through the lagoon’s surface, the estuary system evokes a tropical paradise. A closer look shows its green waters are ripe with an algae bloom, the result of sewer and storm water runoff that hide… Continue reading

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Measuring nutrient pollution in pristine waters: Puerto Rico’s Vieques Island

Mongabay: Life in the ocean require nutrient, but too much of a good thing can be hugely detrimental. Continue reading

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Flooded savannas in Latin America shrinking 3 times faster than rainforests

Mongabay: Flooded grasslands and savannas in Latin America are disappearing nearly three times faster than tropical rainforests in the region, finds a new study published in the journal Biotropica. The research, led by Mitchell Aide of the University of Puerto Rico, used NASA satellite data to assess change in woody vegetation cover across 16,000 municipalities in Latin America and the Caribbean. It found that flooded grasslands and savannas – termed the “pantanal” biome – declined 5.3 percent from 229,696… Continue reading

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Vermont, New Jersey flooded as Irene spares NYC

Reuters: New Jersey and Vermont struggled with their worst flooding in decades on Monday, a day after Hurricane Irene slammed an already soaked U.S. Northeast with torrential rain, dragging away homes and submerging neighborhoods underwater Continue reading

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EPA adds 2 wells in Puerto Rico to Superfund list

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EPA adds 2 wells in Puerto Rico to Superfund list

Associated Press: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says it has added two water wells in Puerto Rico to its list of most contaminated sites. Continue reading

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