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New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback.
"Today this important, highly ecologically valuable resource is being protected forever... History is being made,"
- Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla

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New law to protect Puerto Rico leatherback turtles

Source: BBC, Sun April 14, 2013
Puerto Rico has introduced a new law protecting a swathe of the island's coast that has become a major nesting site for the world's largest turtle, the leatherback.

Huge Coral Reefs Discovered off Puerto Rico

Source: Live Science, Wed January 12, 2011
A new discovery of thriving coral reefs off the coast of Puerto Rico may offer hope for other shallower reefs.

Traffic deaths decline as more people are buckling up

Source: Consumer Reports, Thu April 09, 2009
It’s becoming increasingly safer on the roads.

Brush your teeth, it could prevent a heart attack

Source: MSNBC, Sun April 05, 2009
Buffalo, New York, USA - People with the germiest mouths are the most likely to have heart attacks, U.S. researchers reported on Wednesday.

Computer Program Reveals Anyone’s Ancestry

Source: LiveScience, Wed April 09, 2008
Troy, New York, USA - Imagine being adopted, with no understanding of your cultural or genetic background.

Skies to be swept for alien life

Source: BBC News, Sat October 13, 2007
Hat Creek, California - The switch has been thrown on a telescope specifically designed to seek out alien life.

Al Gore & IPCC Share Nobel Peace Prize For 2007

Source: Scoop, Sat October 13, 2007
Oslo, Norway - The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 is to be shared, in two equal parts, between the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and Albert Arnold (Al) Gore Jr. for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change.

Monkeys Use ‘Baby Talk’ With Infants

Source: Discovery News, Sat August 25, 2007
Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico - A person who excitedly approaches infants and speaks to them in a high-pitched, musical voice has a behavior in common with female monkeys, suggests a new study, which found that female rhesus macaques use "baby talk" when they see another monkey's offspring.

Rare Puerto Rico Coqui Frog To Receive Protections Under Legal Accord

Washington D.C. - The Center for Biological Diversity and the Maunabo Development Committee have reached a legal settlement with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in a lawsuit under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). As a result of the settlement approved by Washington D.C. Federal District Court Judge Richard W. Roberts, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) will prepare a Recovery Plan for the coqui guajon, also known as the Puerto Rico rock frog, by November 2004 and make a Critical Habitat determination for the species by September 2006.

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