Tropical forests like El Yunque have evolved to recover from hurricanes. But if those storms grow more intense or frequent, forests may be less able to bounce back. And that could hurt communities that depend on the forest for water.
Birth control was a major leap forward for gender equality, but developing the pill wasn't easy at a time when even discussing it was illegal in some states. So Margaret Sanger and the team that created the first birth control pill had to get sneaky to test it out and make sure it was safe.
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.