The federal relief effort for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico has been criticized as slow and insufficient. But the Federal Emergency Management Agency and other federal personnel are on the ground, trying to help.
There have been questions about the speed with which the Trump administration has moved to deploy the US military after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. "It feels a little bit slow," says one former US Navy admiral.
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.
Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera grew up surfing a wild stretch of Puerto Rican coast called the Northeast Ecological Corridor. Years later, when he learned of plans to build two massive resorts in the area known for its biodiversity and as an important nesting site for endangered leatherback turtles, he rallied opposition to the project.
Puerto Rico is a tough place to be gay. Homophobia is strong. LGBT islanders used to think Florida was a place where they could live openly. But after the Orlando shooting, they're not so sure any space is safe.