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Scientists Join Forces to Save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’

Scientists Join Forces to Save Puerto Rico’s ‘Monkey Island’

By Alexandra Rosati “00O made it!” There was some news to celebrate on Sept. 28 in the email chain of scientists who work at the Cayo Santiago Field Station. Cayo Santiago is a 38-acre tropical island off the coast of Puerto Rico and home to approximately 1,500 rhesus monkeys, earning it the local nickname “Monkey […]

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    Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

    Hurricane Maria Devastates Puerto Rico

    By Andy Rowell As new Hurricane Maria brings devastation to Puerto Rico, the governor of the island, Ricardo Rossello, has asked Donald Trump to declare the U.S. territory a disaster zone. He has said that Maria could be the most damaging hurricane to hit the country in more than 100 years. With maximum recorded wind […]

    Zika Goes Viral in the U.S.

    Zika Goes Viral in the U.S.

    By Kim Knowlton The news on Zika virus in the U.S. isn’t good at all this week. The outbreak in Puerto Rico is raising huge concerns. There have been more than 5,000 cases of locally-transmitted Zika virus reported to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Puerto Rico, but it’s feared that number […]