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HUD stonewalling on $8.3 billion aid package for Puerto Rico

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is illegally withholding billions of dollars in natural disaster aid from Puerto Rico, based on remarks by Trump and HUD alleging corruption and financial irregularities is behind the delay.

Puerto Rico awaits Tropical Storm Karen after major earthquake

Tropical Storm Karen was expected to pass near or over Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Tuesday afternoon, bringing heavy winds, torrential rainfall, flash flooding, and mudslides just hours after a 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted the region.

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands bracing for Tropical Storm Karen

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for Tuesday's expected arrival of Tropical Storm Karen and its accompanying torrential rains and dangerous flooding, officials said. Puerto Rico is also closing schools and closing public agencies.

Tropical Storm Karen the 11th named storm in the Atlantic

The 11th named storm of the hurricane season has developed in the Atlantic. The National Hurricane Center said Tropical Storm Karen formed early Sunday near the Windward Islands.

Dorian now hitting Puerto Rico as a Category 1 hurricane

Dorian is now a hurricane as it pushes through the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, the first storm there since 2017's Hurricane Maria, and is an increasing danger to the Southeast U.S., including Florida, over the Labor Day holiday weekend.

Puerto Rico and Florida in Dorian's path as storm gains strength

Tropical Storm Dorian is expected to be a hurricane when it reaches the U.S. East Coast this weekend, after plowing through the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico today.

Puerto Rico could be hit by Category 1 Hurricane Dorian

Dorian, the fourth tropical storm of the Atlantic hurricane season continues to strengthen as it moves toward the Windward Islands. It has become better organized during the early morning hours on Monday.

Tropical Storm Dorian may be hurricane when it hits Puerto Rico

Tropical storm warnings are in effect for several Caribbean islands Sunday as Tropical Storm Dorian heads toward the region on a path that could send it crashing into Puerto Rico as a hurricane by possibly on Tuesday.

Op-Ed: Puerto Rico gave us a master class on how to clean the swamp

San Juan - Last week, Puerto Rico showed the world what can be accomplished when political, cultural, and personal differences are put aside in rooting out incompetence, contempt for the rule of law, and corruption.

Hurricane Beryl to raise risk of flooding in Caribbean

Little Hurricane Beryl is speeding across the Tropical Atlantic, about 965 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. It is a very compact hurricane with hurricane-force winds extending out only 10 miles from the center.

Entire island of Puerto Rico suffers power outage — again

San Juan - This year's Atlantic Hurricane season begins on June 1, and the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, devastated by Hurricane Maria on September 20, last year is still dealing with power outages. Only this time, the whole island was blacked-out.

Puerto Rico's governor announces plan to privatize power utility

San Juan - Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello announced on Monday he intends to sell off the U.S. territory’s troubled power utility, PREPA to the private sector, saying the process could take roughly 18 months to complete.

Puerto Rico is being rebuilt with the aid of solar companies

San Juan - The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico is still devastated and is struggling with basic needs, including a widespread lack of electricity. It has been two months since Hurricane Maria devastated the island, and people are still hurting.

Two energy companies investigated for contracts with Puerto Rico

Montana's Whitefish Energy is due to leave Puerto Rico on November 30, after their contract with the island's power company was terminated two weeks ago. But there is more dirty laundry being pulled out for scrutiny and it concerns money, as usual.

Puerto Rico scraps $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy

San Juan - A lucrative contract between Whitefish Energy Holdings and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to restore power to the island has been scrapped after the deal came under scrutiny by FEMA, Congress, and the White House.

Tesla finishes first of many solar projects in Puerto Rico

San Juan - Tesla's Elon Musk promised to help restore electrical power in Puerto Rico. And on Tuesday, Tesla switched on a combination of its solar panels and Powerpack energy storage batteries for Hospital del Niño, a children's hospital in San Juan.

Tesla and Puerto Rico lay out plans for long-term energy solution

San Juan - Puerto Rico is looking to rebuild its electric grid long-term and is considering Tesla's suggestion about scaling its microgrid technology using batteries and solar power, thereby transforming the island's energy infrastructure.

Alphabet’s Project Loon officially launched in Puerto Rico

AT&T and Alphabet announced late Friday that they have begun to offer limited mobile Internet service using the Google parent company's "Project Loon" balloons.

Puerto Rico Governor looks forward to Tesla solar technology

San Juan - Puerto Rico's Governor, Ricardo Rosselló said on Saturday he and Elon Musk held a 25-minute telephone conversation on Friday night. They discussed relief efforts as well as Tesla playing a leading role in revamping the power grid using Tesla technology.

Elon Musk wants to fix Puerto Rico's power grid with solar

Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk wants to solve Puerto Rico's energy crisis, not in the short-term, but for the long-haul. Musk says he plans to talk with Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló and the governor has responded positively.

Entrepreneurs and volunteers step up to get solar to Puerto Rico

San Juan - On September 20, powerful Category 4 Hurricane Maria made a direct landfall on the U.S. island territory of Puerto Rico. Two weeks later, 90 percent of the island is without power and few have clean drinking water. But the world is responding with help.

German company to build microgrids in Puerto Rico

Sonnen, a German provider of energy-storage systems, is planning to install microgrids to provide electricity for at least 15 emergency relief centers in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. Shipments have already started.

Solar Industry steps in to aid Puerto Rico after grid went down

Puerto Rico's power grid is destroyed, leaving the situation dire for the island's 3.5 million people. However, it's been learned that the solar industry has been quietly responding to the needs of the people in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Op-Ed: White House response to Puerto Rico crisis is downright shameful

San Juan - San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said on Friday night, "We're dying here. We truly are dying here." President Trump was quick to respond, Tweeting some leaders in Puerto Rico "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."

Op-Ed: White House response to Puerto Rico crisis is downright shameful

San Juan - San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz said on Friday night, "We're dying here. We truly are dying here." President Trump was quick to respond, Tweeting some leaders in Puerto Rico "want everything to be done for them when it should be a community effort."

The answer to rebuilding Puerto Rico's power grid? — Renewables

San Juan - Not only is Puerto Rico in the midst of a humanitarian disaster, but with the Island's electrical grid basically destroyed by Hurricane Maria, now is the time to rebuild a new grid using renewable energy sources.

Puerto Rico to take brunt of worst hurricane since 1928

San Juan - The window of time for getting to a government shelter is closing fast as Hurricane Maria, a powerful and deadly Category 5 storm bears down on Puerto Rico. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said conditions for the U.S. territory were deteriorating rapidly.

Irma to pass just North of Puerto Rico on its way to Florida

Hurricane Irma smashed small northern Caribbean islands Wednesday morning as one of the strongest storms recorded in the Atlantic, as its path moves it closer to the British Virgin Islands and northern Puerto Rico later today.

Extremely dangerous Hurricane Irma moves toward Caribbean Islands

"Hurricane Irma has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane," the National Hurricane Center says, citing the latest data from NOAA and Air Force hurricane hunter aircraft.

U.S. agents seize thousands of fake condoms in Puerto Rico

San Juan - U.S. federal agents in Puerto Rico seized 40,000 counterfeit condoms. The fake condoms were seized in San Juan, according to officials.
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Children are able to play board games at night thanks to the Luci inflatable solar lights we provide...
Children are able to play board games at night thanks to the Luci inflatable solar lights we provided. When school starts again, they’ll be able to use these lights to do their homework. (Image dated 12/05/2017)
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The only tweet by President Trump on Puerto Rico  was a short message on September 20.
The only tweet by President Trump on Puerto Rico was a short message on September 20.
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Deap sea life-form off coast of Puerto Rico
Deap sea life-form off coast of Puerto Rico
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Cobra Energy is a relatively new subsidiary of Mammoth Energy.
Cobra Energy is a relatively new subsidiary of Mammoth Energy.
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A Common Coquí (Eleutherodactylus coqui) from Puerto Rico. As arthropods declined  simultaneous dec...
A Common Coquí (Eleutherodactylus coqui) from Puerto Rico. As arthropods declined, simultaneous decreases occurred in Luquillo’s insectivorous lizards, frogs, and birds.
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Note the date this tweet was sent out...... Nine days after the hurricane hit.
Note the date this tweet was sent out...... Nine days after the hurricane hit.
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Lift-off of Loon balloon.
Lift-off of Loon balloon.
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Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello announces sell off of PREPA.
Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosello announces sell off of PREPA.
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El Yunque National Forest. Thirteen species of coqui frog  including the most common  Eleutherodacty...
El Yunque National Forest. Thirteen species of coqui frog, including the most common, Eleutherodactylus coqui, are endemic to Puerto Rico and live in El Yunque National Forest.
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Puerto Rico s goalkeeper makes an acrobatic save on Tosaint Ricketts while the linesman raises his f...
Puerto Rico's goalkeeper makes an acrobatic save on Tosaint Ricketts while the linesman raises his flag to signal offside
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Puerto Rican crested toad  Peltophryne lemur
Puerto Rican crested toad, Peltophryne lemur
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Exotic deep-sea creatures off the coast of Puerto Rico
Exotic deep-sea creatures off the coast of Puerto Rico
Quartz/Quattrani et al.
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Puerto Rico s devastating drought has prompted the government to cut-off water to over 400 000 homes...
Puerto Rico's devastating drought has prompted the government to cut-off water to over 400,000 homes.
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Picture of Santa Isabel reservoir taken on August 13, 2015.
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