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How a Little Boy in Illinois Restored Power at a School in Puerto Rico

Added: 24.02.2018 4:04 | 0 views | 0 comments

For his 7th birthday, a boy in Illinois collected school supplies for kids in Puerto Rico instead of asking for gifts for himself. His kindness led to a bigger surprise than anyone imagined.

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| Weatherwatch: wildlife calls change volume as hurricanes pass

Added: 23.02.2018 21:30 | 1 views | 0 comments

Recent research has recorded how creatures modified their calls in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria – with some surprising results
It’s not just humans that hunker down when a hurricane arrives; insects, birds and shrimps do too. But for fish a hurricane is a chance for a party and an opportunity to make a lot of noise, as new underwater recordings show. Back in March 2017 in Indiana, USA, and his colleagues placed sound recording devices in coastal forests and amongst coral reefs on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico’s southwest coast, to monitor how animal vocalisations change over time. By chance Hurricanes Irma and Maria swept through in September 2017.
The revealed how birds and insects became much quieter for up to three weeks following each storm. The clicks of the normally noisy snapping shrimp went quiet for a good few days. By contrast the fish turned up the volume. Gottesman and his colleagues, who presented their findings at the last week speculate that the increased murkiness of the water following the hurricanes may have sent shrimps scuttling back to their burrows to clean them out, whilst fish may have been taking advantage of the added gloom to sing for a mate, safe in the knowledge that predators would have a harder time spotting them.

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Senators says company plagiarized bid proposal to get $156 million FEMA contract

Added: 23.02.2018 19:06 | 1 views | 0 comments

The contract to deliver 30 million meals to Puerto Rico was later canceled.


Trump extends funding for Puerto Rico following storms: White House

Added: 23.02.2018 19:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday extended federal funding for Puerto Rico to help remove debris and provide emergency protections following last year's devastating storms that battered the U.S. territorial island.


U.S. firm accused of plagiarizing bid for Puerto Rico food supply contract

Added: 23.02.2018 19:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

An Atlanta-based company that failed to deliver millions of emergency meals to Puerto Ricans struggling to recover from Hurricane Maria may have plagiarized its winning bid to secure a $156 million food supply contract, U.S. lawmakers said on Friday


University experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

Added: 23.02.2018 5:06 | 0 views | 0 comments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor announced Thursday that a team of experts at George Washington University will lead an independent, in-depth review to determine the number of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria amid accusations that the U.S. territory has undercounted the toll.

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The storm hit. Then they moved... to all 50 states

Added: 23.02.2018 5:00 | 0 views | 0 comments

Before Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, there already was an unprecedented migration from the Caribbean island to the mainland United States -- at least in part because of the US commonwealth's financial crisis. After the storm, academics are starting to use words such as "exodus" and "stampede" to describe the massive outflow of people.


Crews to leave Puerto Rico as $750M Fluor contract nears end

Added: 23.02.2018 3:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Crews who are helping restore power in Puerto Rico as part of a $750 million federal contract will leave the U.S. territory soon as nearly a quarter of a million customers remain in the dark more than five months after Hurricane Maria, officials said Wednesday.

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Puerto Rico governor announces independent probe into Maria death toll

Added: 23.02.2018 1:32 | 1 views | 0 comments

Puerto Rico's governor said on Thursday he has tapped researchers at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C., to lead an independent probe into his administration's controversial tally of deaths caused by Hurricane Maria.


GWU experts to lead Puerto Rico storm death review

Added: 23.02.2018 1:03 | 0 views | 0 comments

Gov. Ricardo Rossello's admin had maintained that 64 people died as a result of Hurricane Maria. But critics have said the death toll is much higher

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