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For Latino voters, crucial in 2020, climate is a key issue

Compared to other groups, Latino voters are more worried about the crisis, more willing to take action, and more likely to say they will vote for a candidate because of their stance on climate change.

Unequal impact: The deep links between inequality and climate change

Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. She believes people may finally be listening.

Is Puerto Rico about to give another terrible energy contract to an American company?

Prepa, the island’s electric power company, and FEMA have found themselves embroiled in scandal before.

Months after Puerto Rico earthquakes, thousands are still living outside

In the past week alone, the Puerto Rico Seismic Network registered 43 “significant” quakes, leaving many people fearful of going home. More than 8,000 houses have been damaged.

Microgrids are helping Australia get power back after the fires

The Resilient Energy Collective, created by the cofounder of Atlassian, is quickly spinning up clean power solutions in places where the regular grid is taking weeks to get back online.

Puerto Rico's energy insurrection

The island’s electric grid is too centralized to be resilient. But politicians and investors are obstructing a grassroots movement for community solar.

Trump attaches severe restrictions to Puerto Rico's long-delayed disaster aid

Days after the island was hit by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake, the White House released billions in aid but placed limits on how it can be spent.

Puerto Rico power outage: How have microgrids performed?

After Hurricane Maria, battery companies like Tesla and Sonnen helped set up alternate power systems across the island. Now that the island is without power again, they are showing a way forward.

The Intercept’s 2019 environment coverage

A look back at The Intercept’s must-read environment stories from 2019.

Living on Earth: Beyond the Headlines

This week, Peter Dykstra and Host Steve Curwood discuss the international rise of coal, with China's big push to increase coal power and Russia's Siberian coast playing an increasing role in shipping coal. In Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, two years of delays are preventing islanders from accessing the FEMA aid needed to recover after hurricanes Maria and Irma.

FEMA’s hurricane aid to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands has stalled

Two years after Hurricanes Maria and Irma, records show the agency’s work on long-term recovery on the islands is crawling compared with some states on the mainland.

Dominica is working to become world’s first hurricane-proof country

When Hurricane Maria destroyed Dominica in 2017, the devastation spurred an ambitious goal to fully adapt to climate change.

Could a solar-powered uprising reshape Puerto Rico?

After two devastating hurricanes, some island residents are ushering in a new age of renewables.

In Puerto Rico, FEMA flood zone residents see little relief

Two years after Hurricane Maria, residents of San Isidro are still struggling to rebuild. Now, their only option for relief may be to relocate.
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