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The huge elephant at Leonides High

Rolando Meléndez smiled and talked without pause as he flipped burger patties on the pot sitting atop an abandoned satellite TV dish he had turned into a solar BBQ burner.

“WE WILL HAVE NO CHOICE”

As if on cue, the students and teachers surrounded the BBQ maker and burst into a loud and sustained round of applause.

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Principal Carlos Molina at the school’s agro-vocational facility.

“THE WARMING WE NEED”

The United States, with Puerto Rico and four other island territories under its wings, plus the island-state of Hawaii, has thus far failed to pay much attention or take adaptation measures. Mainland states also face Hollywood-scale scare scenarios, particularly coastal zones.

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Ada Miranda shows students how to create natural carbon filtration.
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Eric Nuñez of the USGBC Student Chapter at Pontificia University in the southern Puerto Rico city of Ponce, demonstrates the reuse of cargo pallets to create a rest bench.

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