Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria rebuilding effort doesn't consider potential loss of half its population, new research says
A new study looks at whether Puerto Rico's rebuilding efforts are targeting the right population.
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.
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.
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.
Four of the fellows who participated in the program this year will discuss their ongoing research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas in the public sphere.
With job loss and stifled development in the renewable energy sector, economists, politicians, and advocates say policy action is necessary to stay on track.
The pandemic has put public health officials in a perilous place—caught between the common good and the often-toxic American drive for personal freedom.