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A National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) image of Hurricane Maria approaching the Leeward Islands captured by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite, Sept. 18, 2017. EPA-EFE/FILE/NOAA/ HANDOUT
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Hurricane Maria on Tuesday battered the island of Dominica and is now moving towards St. Croix - Virgin islands - and Puerto Rico, with wind speeds of up to 250 kph (155 mph), according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) of the United States.

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Un emprendedor mexicano fabrica bicicletas de bambú para combatir cambio climático

 08/08/2017 - 08:24
Para impulsar su uso mediante un modelo sostenible, el mexicano Diego Cárdenas decidió retomar un modelo de bicicleta de 1890 elaborado con bambú como una "respuesta a las condiciones sociales que sufrimos a nivel mundial". EFE/Mario Guzmán

Bamboocycles tiene sede en México y distribuidores en Francia, Bélgica y Alemania, hace envíos a Estados Unidos y entre sus planes tiene montar una fábrica en El Congo y un proyecto social en escuelas rurales para disminuir el tiempo de traslado de los estudiantes.

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Could a Mathematical Formula stop the extinction of species?

 07/26/2017 - 07:11
Hugh Possingham, chief scientist of the NGO The Nature Conservancy, who presented in Colombia this week a controversial mathematical formula that measures the cost-benefit of saving different species, in order to decide which should be given priority. EFE/NGO The Nature Conservancy

Math has already been used effectively in defining protected areas in places with productive activities in 150 countries over the past 15 years. The best example of that application is Australia's Great Barrier Reef, where a software called Marxan permitted the expansion of protected areas from 5 percent to 35 percent while preserving species and improving fishing. 

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