Rethinking Puerto Rico's grid, Canada's fentanyl crisis, US soccer's Red Wedding
October 11, 2017
Puerto Rico's power grid needs rebuilding after Hurricane Maria, but can it also be more sustainable than before? Also, the items that immigrants abandon in the desert after crossing the US-Mexico border. Plus, the US men's soccer team fails to qualify for the next World Cup.
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This father of seven is one example of a global phenomenon — people being displaced by the effects of climate change.
A lot of things had to go wrong for the United States Men's National Team to miss out on a trip to the 2018 World Cup. But this American soccer disaster is about more than just bad luck.
Facebook, Alphabet and Tesla are among the tech giants stepping up efforts to help hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Puerto Ricans have differing opinions about those efforts.
Solar power barely existed in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria, but with the island suffering from a post-hurricane power crisis, solar companies see an opportunity to help — and get a foothold.
The objects left behind in the desert — bloody socks, diaper bags and water bottles — give Americans a deeper understanding of who immigrants are.
"Jenny? Hello? Hello?" — a grandmother speaks to her family on the US mainland after weeks of being unable to contact them after Hurricane Maria.
Last month, the Department of Homeland Security announced that it has been collecting social media information from visa applicants and immigrants. It said it plans to expand gathering of social media data to include aliases, associated identifiable information and search results. Privacy and civil rights advocates are up in arms.
Dubbed TV and movies suck, right? Those odd-sounding voices and that lamely-synchronized dialogue? In Germany, it's not like that. Dubbing is a highly evolved craft, with actors who specialize in voiceover and writers who improve the dialogue.
A Syrian mother in Massachusetts worried her young daughter was losing her formal Arabic — fusha. So, she came up with a plan that involved cartoons dubbed in Arabic.