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Puerto Rico overhauls tax laws to help workers, businesses

Added: 10.12.2018 18:21 | 2 views | 0 comments

Puerto Rico's governor signed a bill on Monday to overhaul the U.S. territory's tax laws in a bid to attract foreign investment and help workers and some business owners amid a 12-year recession.


Unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed

Added: 10.12.2018 18:18 | 5 views | 0 comments

Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount of nitrate may have important climate change implications that could harm forest recovery and threaten ecosystems along Puerto Rico's coastline by escalating algal blooms and dead zones.

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New look at Puerto Rico post-Hurricane Maria

Added: 10.12.2018 15:53 | 9 views | 0 comments

Two new research efforts delve into Hurricane Maria's far-reaching effects on the island's forests and on its residents' energy and electricity access.

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Puerto Rico needs more entrepreneurs. What's being done to help them?

Added: 07.12.2018 17:20 | 11 views | 0 comments

“Even though we have improved many things, there are still a lot of barriers stopping those who wish to become entrepreneurs,” said a business expert.

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Democrats pledge to use new House majority to investigate Puerto Rico’s oversight board

Added: 07.12.2018 16:46 | 13 views | 0 comments

A leading House Democrat is vowing to investigate the fiscal board overseeing Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, arguing its push to slash government spending violates its congressional mandate to help the is...

Monitoring air pollution after Hurricane Maria

Added: 04.12.2018 17:59 | 5 views | 0 comments

When Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, 2017, the storm devastated the island's electrical grid, leaving many people without power for months. This lack of electricity, as well as other storm-related damage, prevented air-quality monitoring in many areas. Now researchers have shown that low-cost sensors that run on solar energy can be used to monitor air pollution after a disaster.


A Look At The Health Crisis In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Added: 21.10.2017 22:55 | 0 views | 0 comments

A month after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, millions of residents still don't have access to electricity or proper health care, and bacteria in the water have exposed many people to disease.


FEMA Chief Defends Puerto Rico Response: 'Logistically Challenging' Event

Added: 26.09.2017 20:57 | 0 views | 0 comments

The White House defended its response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico on Tuesday, with FEMA Administrator Brock Long saying there are more than a dozen ships in the area and the agency has put in place millions of meals and gallons of fresh water as it continues to improve...

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White House plans to unveil Puerto Rico relief plan next week

Added: 25.09.2017 20:32 | 0 views | 0 comments

The ravaged island needs aid as soon as possible, but the White House is dragging its feet on an aid package


Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico was barely discussed this weekend

Added: 25.09.2017 15:53 | 0 views | 0 comments

The entire island is without power, but Sunday political talk shows talked about it for less than a minute



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