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Hurricane Maria's Legacy: One Year Later
As Puerto Rico marked one year since Hurricane Maria made landfall yesterday, the Miami Herald this week ran extensive reports in English and Spanish on the island's continuing recovery.
Nine stories on healthcare, housing, education and energy document how the storm has changed Puerto Rico and how residents are still struggling to return to normal.
A tenth story on FEMA's contracts with inexperienced bidders and a column on Trump illustrate the inadequacy of U.S. response. "Imagine if the entire state of Connecticut had been totally razed by a natural disaster," Puerto Rico Health Secretary Rafael Rodríguez told the Miami Herald. "That's the magnitude of what happened in Puerto Rico, and a lot of people don't recognize that."
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U.S. response: Miami Herald
EcoWatch Daily Newsletter
At EcoWatch, our team knows that changing personal habits and taking actions that contribute to a better planet is an ongoing journey. Earth Day, happening on April 22, is a great reminder for all of us to learn more about the environmental costs of our behaviors like food waste or fast fashion.
To offer readers some inspiration this Earth Day, our team rounded up their top picks for films to watch. So, sit back and take in one of these documentary films this Earth Day. Maybe it will spark a small change you can make in your own life.
On Friday, Seal Rescue Ireland released Sesame the seal into the ocean after five months of rehabilitation at the Seal Rescue Ireland facility. Watch the release on EcoWatch's Facebook.
By Jordan Davidson
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People of all ages are spending more of their day looking at their phones, computers and television screens, but parents now have another reason for limiting how much screen time their children get — it could lead to behavioral problems.