The Environment

What a Green New Deal Would Mean for Puerto Ricans

It may well be the last chance the island gets to honor the promise of justice long forgotten.

  • Jan 9, 2019
  • 11:49 am

Arroyo Barril: Coal Ash and Death Remain 15 Years Later

The story of a silent environmental disaster.

  • Dec 22, 2018
  • 10:25 am

After Heavily Questioned Trial, 7 of 8 Convicted of Berta Cáceres Murder

Cáceres was shot dead in March 2016, after leading a campaign to fight the internationally financed Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam, which was being built on a river sacred to the Lenca people.

  • Nov 30, 2018
  • 10:51 am

Latino Voters Want Congress to Pass Climate Change Legislation

“Over 78 percent of Latinos have personally experienced the effects of climate change in their state.”

  • Nov 10, 2018
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Rick Scott Is Destroying Florida’s Environment (OPINION)

This is not the dystopian world of tomorrow. This is unfolding today right before our very eyes and it will continue to get worse if we don’t reverse course.

  • Oct 17, 2018
  • 2:49 pm

The State of Uncertainty for Farmworkers After Hurricane Florence

“Right now we’re working with whatever is left at the farm, but it’s practically over,” one seasonal worker said.

  • Sep 24, 2018
  • 10:20 am

The Amazon Economy You Won’t Hear About at the Global Climate Action Summit

Real climate leadership means not only speaking about making a change, but taking action for a sustainable future that truly reaches everyone.

  • Sep 8, 2018
  • 11:24 am

Traveling on Coal’s Death Route: From Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay to La Guajira, Colombia

Cerrejón’s motto, “responsible mining,” seems far removed from the realities we witnessed.

  • Aug 14, 2018
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Texas Migrant Detention Centers Probed for Toxic Waste Threats

Bases slated to house families have a history of radioactive and chemical contamination.  

  • Aug 8, 2018
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EPA Adopts New Rules Tailored for AES Coal Plant Puerto Rico

One reform will have the effect of hiding critical information from nearby communities, as well as allowing those who produce this waste to not have to respond for the pollution caused.

  • Aug 7, 2018
  • 10:38 am

Harvesting Rain Could Help Caribbean Countries Keep the Water on After Hurricanes

Our research on rainwater harvesting suggests this technique could be deployed across the Caribbean to improve these communities’ access to water both after storms and in everyday life.

  • Jul 17, 2018
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Island Paradise’s Energy Lifeline Threatened

What is happening in Culebra, Puerto Rico?

  • Apr 26, 2018
  • 9:40 am

Puerto Rico ensayó pero no implantó la red eléctrica a prueba de huracanes

Al oeste de la Isla había una minired eléctrica independiente que permitió al pueblo de Mayagüez recuperarse rápido después de la peor catástrofe en casi cien años. Luego de esta experiencia, el gobierno quiere replicar ese modelo energético.

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • 10:01 am

Puerto Rico Rehearsed But Did Not Implement a Hurricane-Proof Power Grid

On the western side of the island, there was an independent mini power grid that allowed the town of Mayagüez to recover quickly after the worst catastrophe in almost 100 years. After that experience, the government wants to replicate that energy model.

  • Apr 25, 2018
  • 9:36 am

Colombian Wins Goldman Environmental Prize for Facing Mining Interests

A single mother of two, Francia Márquez Mina led a successful fight to reverse a multinational gold mining concession that would have forced the relocation of her home town of La Toma.

  • Apr 24, 2018
  • 10:29 am

Las políticas de Trump interfieren con la preparación de las Islas Vírgenes ante el cambio climático

Tras la destrucción ocasionada por los dos huracanes poderosas que golpearon el territorio estadounidense, los temores de los residentes adquieren una nueva urgencia.

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 3:44 pm

Trump Politics Get in the Way of US Virgin Islands’ Climate Change Preparedness

After two potent hurricanes struck the unincorporated territory, climate fears take on new urgency.

  • Apr 19, 2018
  • 1:31 pm

El negocio de la vergüenza que genera millones de dólares en Haití y acelera el cambio climático

La industria más grande en Haití es fantasma. El negocio del carbón generó $300 millones en el año 2012, según la Oficina de Minas y Energía.

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 11:14 am

Charcoal, the Shameful Business That Generates Millions of Dollars in Haiti and Accelerates Climate Change

Haiti’s largest industry is ghostly. The charcoal business generated $300 million in 2012, according to the Office of Mines and Energy.

  • Apr 18, 2018
  • 10:44 am

Puerto Rico está lejos de tener un plan para enfrentar el cambio climático

El costo de la inacción asciende a $240 mil millones, casi tres veces la cantidad de la deuda pública puertorriqueña, que es impagable.

  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 10:11 am

Puerto Rico Far From Having Plan to Face Climate Change

Thirteen years later, not much has happened.

  • Apr 17, 2018
  • 7:51 am