Stories tagged: "environment"

Trump’s Wall Construction Will Continue, SCOTUS Tells Environmental Groups Fighting to Preserve Species and Land

The Supreme Court refused to hear a case by four environmental groups trying to halt the construction of the border wall.

All of These Things Are Now Reopening in Puerto Rico

Phase three of reopening kicks-off amid a spike in positive cases and hospitalizations, a severe drought, and more tremors that were felt in the south of the island.

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A “Godzilla Dust Cloud” Is Hitting Puerto Rico. Here’s What That Means.

A larger-than-usual dust plume brings unhealthy air to the region this week and makes its way to the United States mainland next week.

Trump Reverses 100 Environmental Regulations That Directly Affect Puerto Rico

In three years, Trump reversed important environmental regulations that affect people on the island “first and foremost” as well as minorities in the U.S.

Democrats to FEMA: What Is Your Plan for Hurricane Season Amid COVID-19?

Chuck Schumer and Nydia Velázquez file a petition taking into account an active hurricane season is expected, amid Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands' unreadiness to face it.

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What Is Hurricane Season During a Pandemic Going to Look Like? Puerto Rico Is About to Find Out

This year, Puerto Rico’s residents have to deal with additional challenges in facing a hurricane season expected to be more active than normal.

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Puerto Ricans are Literally Breathing Easier Due to COVID-19 Shutdown

Reduction of mobility has a flip side: Lower carbon emissions are improving air quality. Just in time for Earth's Day.