hurricane

  • MARÍA’S LESSONS

    Almost two years after the scourge of the powerful and destructive hurricane Maria, which left a balance of more than 5,700 dead before and after the storm in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and the US Virgin Islands, the equally intense hurricane Dorian forces to ask if the United...
  • LAS LECCIONES DE MARÍA

    A casi dos años del azote del poderoso y destructivo huracán María, que dejó un saldo de más de 5,700 muertos antes y después del paso de la tormenta en Puerto Rico, República Dominicana y las Islas Vírgenes estadounidenses, el igualmente intenso huracán Dorian obliga a preguntar si los...
  • Puerto Rico’s Lights Slowly Coming Back On, But Study Faults Privatization Plan

    WASHINGTON — Seven months after Hurricane Maria, 95 percent of Puerto Rico finally has power again. But a new report shows little is being done to make the island’s electrical grid reliable and sustainable. The study’s author Cathy Kunkel, an energy analyst with the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, said...
  • Hurricane Harvey Decimates Wildlife Habitats on Texas Coast

    Mark Richardson Public News Service EAGLE LAKE, Texas – Hurricane Harvey disrupted the lives of millions of people along the Texas Gulf Coast, but also may have damaged or destroyed as many as a dozen critical wildlife habitats. The massive storm, with 120-mph winds and rainfall measured in feet,...
  • How to Help Our Neighbors in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Our Own Flood Victims

    Mexico City and its surrounding states (Morelos, Puebla, and Estado de México) were severely hit by an earthquake. This is the second quake in less than two weeks; the first was on September 7th (8.2-magnitude) and the second on the 19th (7.1-magnitude) There are hundreds of dead and missing people....
  • CA Health Centers Assist Hurricane Victims Despite Threat to Funding

    Suzanne Potter California News Service BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – California community health centers are sending teams and equipment to aid hurricane victims, even though the centers are staring down a funding cliff – at risk of losing 70 percent of their federal funding unless Congress takes action by the end...
  • Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because climate change is not a causal agent,” writes David Roberts on Vox.com. “‘Climate...
  • Tips on Donating to Texas in the Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey

    Rebecca Harpster Golden Gate Better Business Bureau The Better Business Bureau (BBB) and BBB Wise Giving Alliance are advising people to help as much as they can in the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, but to do so with caution and make sure their donations get to the people who...

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