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    WATCH: Puerto Rico Planting 750,000 Trees to Defend Land From Natural Disasters

    WATCH: Puerto Rico Planting 750,000 Trees to Defend Land From Natural Disasters

    September 20 marked the one-year anniversary of the most devastating and deadly natural disasters in 100 years of U.S. history—Hurricane Maria. Today, Puerto Rico continues to face both challenges, such as Tropical Storm Kirk landing today, and opportunities. Many wonder how Puerto Rico is doing so EcoWatch teamed up with the non-profit Para la Naturaleza […]

    World Peace Requires Access to Safe Water

    World Peace Requires Access to Safe Water

    International Peace Day is Sept. 21. Mekela Panditharatne, attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council, submitted the following op-ed to EcoWatch in commemoration. In drought-ravaged East Africa, the cracks in the plains echo the fault lines splitting tribes. Across the globe, the devastation of deadly brawls is being exacerbated by tensions over access to water. […]

    Hurricane Maria’s Legacy: One Year Later

    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. […]

    Official Hurricane Maria Death Toll Raised to Nearly 3,000

    Official Hurricane Maria Death Toll Raised to Nearly 3,000

    Puerto Rico will revise the official Hurricane Maria death toll from 64 to nearly 3,000 following the release of a report by the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health (GW SPH) commissioned by the Puerto Rican government, CNN reported Tuesday. The study used data from 2010 to 2017 to predict mortality on […]

    Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Completely Restored to All Homes

    Puerto Rico Officials Claim Power Is Completely Restored to All Homes

    Power has officially been restored to all homes in Puerto Rico impacted by Hurricane Maria, nearly eleven months after the storm hit, the island’s utility announced Tuesday. Se completan los trabajos de energización del último cliente; residencia de Charlie, Jazmín e hijos en el Bo Real Anón, Sector Raíces, Ponce; gracias #TeamAEE CC6 pic.twitter.com/gC01EcggPS — […]

    Another Study Finds Maria Death Toll Much Higher Than Official Numbers

    Another Study Finds Maria Death Toll Much Higher Than Official Numbers

    As the 2018 hurricane season nears its height, another study has concluded that the official death toll from last year’s devastating Hurricane Maria falls vastly short of reality. A research letter, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Thursday, estimated that 1,139 people perished as a result of the storm that pummeled Puerto […]