John Morales was one of the first TV meteorologists to start talking about how climate change will impact his audience. Intense weather hit close to home this fall, as Hurricane Maria struck his home island of Puerto Rico.
Many experts believe renewable energy and distributed microgrids can save costs and be a better solution to extreme weather. Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure could present an opportunity to make this a reality.
Otura Mun grew up in a Mennonite family in Indiana, but a visit to Puerto Rico led him to convert to the Yoruba religion. He's now an Yoruba Ifá priest, and incorporates these religious traditions into music.
In studying anoles, Rosario Castaneda is looking at how animals evolve. There are more than 380 species of the lizards in the Americas, and diversity among them is incredible. Some are big, some are small; they're all evolved to fit their own habitat.
When Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are trying to up their appeal to Latino voters, they'll often try on a few words of Spanish. But, perhaps too often, those words don't come out the same way they sound in the candidates' head. And that can be a problem.
FEMA sent 57 million meals to Puerto Rico in the four months after Hurricane Maria. The Queer Kitchen Brigade sent just 400 jars of produce, but they are hoping to impact the kinds of food people in prolonged disaster relief can expect.
In December, three months after Puerto Rico was pummelled by Hurricane Maria, a spokesman for the island's tourism industry declared it was open for business. But much of Puerto Rico is still struggling to get back on its feet. So what's an island lover to do for spring break? Embrace the devastated destinations or give them space to breathe?
The official said it will likely take "many more months" to restore electricity and critical infrastructure to Puerto Rico, adding it was unclear how many of the residents who fled will eventually return.
Puerto Rico's power company said it had restored power to over 1.1 million homes and businesses by Thursday morning after an islandwide blackout. But prior to the blackout, more than 44,000 Puerto Ricans were without electricity — nearly eight months after Hurricane Maria.