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ARECIBO OBSERVATORY TO CHANGE HANDS

The NSF has announced that the giant radio telescope/dish will con­tin­ue to do crit­i­cal research, and has changed man­age­ment hands to the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Flori­da (UCF). The Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion announced Thurs­day that the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cen­tral Flori­da will…

Disaster Recovery Centers to open in Humacao and Mayagüez

FEMA Dis­as­ter Recov­ery Cen­ters to open in Humacao and Mayagüez Release date:  Octo­ber 20, 2017 Release Num­ber:  R2 DR-4339-PR NR026 SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico – Two FEMA/Government of Puer­to Rico Dis­as­ter Recov­ery Cen­ter (DRCs) will open in Puer­to Rico on Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber…

Arecibo Telescope in Trouble

The U.S. Nation­al Sci­ence Foun­da­tion is accept­ing pro­pos­als from any­one who wants to take over oper­a­tions. By Asso­ci­at­ed Press and Dan­i­ca Coto Jan 25, 2017  The future of one of the world’s largest sin­gle-dish radio tele­scopes is in ques­tion after the U.S. Nation­al…

Puerto Rico Earthquake Causes Minor Damage

  SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico (AP) — A strong earth­quake out to sea shook Puer­to Rico ear­ly Mon­day, caus­ing minor dam­age in some places.  Some peo­ple report­ed items falling in their home and dozens said they felt build­ings sway in the cap­i­tal of San Juan, about 61 miles (98…

Puerto Rico Touts New Plans For Giant Telescope

  SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico — Puer­to Rico plans to build a hotel and a plan­e­tar­i­um as part of a $50 mil­lion project to attract more vis­i­tors to the world’s largest sin­gle-dish radio tele­scope, offi­cials said Tues­day. It is the first major announce­ment from the new…

Report: Swells affected Puerto Rico glowing lagoon

By DANICA COTO | Asso­ci­at­ed Press SAN JUAN, Puer­to Rico (AP) — A pop­u­lar lagoon that glows at night off Puer­to Rico’s north­east coast has lit up once again as sci­en­tists wrap up their inves­ti­ga­tion into why it went dark last month, offi­cials said Fri­day. A pro­longed…

Status Update (H.R. 2000)

H.R. 2000 On May 15, 2013 the 113th Con­gress Pro­posed a Bill called H.R. 2000 in reponse to the Plebiscite sta­tus vote of Novem­ber 6th of last year. This Bill is to set forth the process for Puer­to Rico to be admit­ted as a state of the Union. Puer­to Rico State­hood…

Puerto Rico Status History (PDF’S)

The Com­mon­wealth of Puer­to Rico has a unique his­to­ry as a part of the Unit­ed States. Unit­ed States suzerain­ty over Puer­to Rico orig­i­nat­ed with the acqui­si­tion of the islands in 1898 after the con­clu­sion of the Span­ish-Amer­i­can War. For decades, the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment…

Justice Sonia Sotomayor honored with Du Bois medal at Harvard

U.S. Supreme Court Jus­tice Sonia Sotomay­or — a Bronx native — was among six peo­ple award­ed Har­vard University’s high­est hon­or in African and African-Amer­i­can stud­ies. Sotomay­or said she was “deeply hum­bled” by the W.E.B. Du Bois medal. “I am always remind­ed … that…

Revolt in Puerto Rico For Independence

Octo­ber 30 is the six­ti­eth anniver­sary of the 1950 Inde­pen­dence Revolt in Puer­to Rico by the island’s Nation­al­ist Par­ty. It marked the most sig­nif­i­cant attempt at armed rev­o­lu­tion in Puer­to Rico since the late nine­teenth cen­tu­ry. Democ­ra­cy Now! co-host Juan Gon­za­lez,…

Protecting the Caribbean Coral Reefs Is the Fed’s Affair

Tues­day, Octo­ber 15, 2013 :: Staff infoZine A fed­er­al dis­trict court has ruled that the Nation­al Marine Fish­eries Ser­vice vio­lat­ed the law by allow­ing fish­ing for deplet­ed par­rot­fish and oth­er algae-eat­ing reef fish species with­out prop­er­ly mon­i­tor­ing the fishery’s…

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