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.
Puerto Rico is experiencing a brain drain — more than 10,000 Puerto Ricans are emigrating each month, among them doctors, engineers, and other professionals. A small crop are heading in the opposite direction.
Many Puerto Ricans are calling a new debt rescue bill passed by US Congress a form of neocolonialism. It's an interesting time on the island for sure, a time when many are questioning their collective identity.
Some 273 people were pardoned or had their sentences commuted on Tuesday by President Barack Obama. One of them was 75-year-old Oscar López Rivera. His supporters from San Juan to Chicago are greeting the news like it was a national holiday.
The parade lost major sponsors because it was going to honor a man some label a terrorist, even though Oscar López Rivera has now stepped aside. Meanwhile, Puerto Ricans on the island will vote on whether to become a state.
While Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands clean up after Hurricane Irma, many residents of these US territories say the challenge of storm relief is not just the devastation, but neglect from their fellow Americans in the continental US.