Puerto Rico


Climate Change Exacerbates Hurricane Florence as America Becomes World’s Leading Crude Oil Producer

Hurricane Florence will make landfall in the Carolinas on the same day the US Department of Energy announces that the US has likely surpassed Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude oil production.
Becky Ferreira

New Estimate Puts Puerto Rico’s Hurricane Maria Death Toll at Nearly 5,000

The official number still sits at 64, but new research shows the number may be more than 70 times higher.
Sophie Kleeman

The YouTuber Who Is Redefining Renewable Energy

With a talent for building DIY powerwalls, Jehu Garcia has become the “reluctant battery king.”
Louise Matsakis
Hurricane Relief

The Puerto Rican Island the US Military Destroyed Has Been Forgotten After Hurricane Maria

"Currently, people in Vieques are struggling to survive. That needs to be a priority."
Sarah Emerson
hurricane maria

How to Remake Puerto Rico's Grid to Survive the Next Storm

Eighty percent of the island doesn't have power—but there's a way to make sure this doesn't happen again.
Ankita Rao
connectivity issues

A Hurricane Maria 'Tech Brigade' Is Helping Connect the Puerto Rican Diaspora

The Brigade's efforts also highlight the limits to approaching disaster relief with code and information systems.
Caroline Haskins
first responders

Ham Radio Hobbyists Are Connecting the Caribbean After Hurricane Maria

The storm silenced much of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. But a volunteer network of hams are helping people reach their loved ones.
Sarah Emerson
Puerto Rico

Why Whole Foods Wants You to Eat This Venomous Fish to Death

If you can't beat 'em, eat 'em.
Sarah Emerson
short circuit

Google's Project Ara Won’t Be Around Until at Least 2016

Hurry up and wait for Google's modular smartphone project.
John Wenz

New Exploration of the Puerto Rico Trench Aims to Shed Light on Plate Tectonics

Scientists can't stop the seismically active area from triggering another tsunami, but they can learn more about how to prepare.
Julia Alexander

Why the World's Most Massive Ships Are Switching to Natural Gas

Due to environmental regulations, natural gas is now the cheaper option.
Ben Richmond