Research in Puerto Rico indicates how exposure to toxic metals can disrupt pregnancy hormones. That disruption can cause preterm birth and low birth weight.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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The collapse of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico was a result of financial neglect – and was a long time coming.
Dec. 11, 2020 • ~7 min
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The Arecibo radio telescope has collapsed but its amazing discoveries will live on.
Dec. 7, 2020 • ~8 min
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Extreme weather events prompt people to move, a trend that could accelerate in a warming climate. But the ability to migrate internally in the US depends largely on economic status.
May 26, 2020 • ~8 min
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Coffee rust is a huge problem, but an invasive snail seems to eat its spores off leaves. Scientists say it's a potential strategy, but isn't without risks.
Jan. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new study with women in Puerto Rico finds that those who ate more onions and garlic had a lower risk of breast cancer.
Sept. 24, 2019 • ~3 min
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A new paper explains how doctors cared for patients without electricity, clean water, or power in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
May 26, 2019 • ~2 min
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FEMA sent nearly $100 million to areas hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, but Puerto Rico received only $6 million after Hurricane Maria.
Jan. 23, 2019 • ~3 min
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