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Puerto Rico advocates for rooftop solar to replace aging power plants

Puerto Rico advocates for rooftop solar to replace aging power plants

A community in Puerto Rico is advocating for the adoption of rooftop solar panels as a sustainable energy solution as old fossil-fuel power plants near retirement.

Esther Frances reports for Inside Climate News.

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Puerto Rico faces dengue emergency amid rising cases

Puerto Rico faces dengue emergency amid rising cases

In a bid to curb an unprecedented surge in dengue fever, Puerto Rico declares a public health emergency, highlighting the escalating challenge posed by mosquito-borne diseases globally.

Zoya Teirstein reports for Grist.

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Puerto Rico commits to solar incentives as mainland states pull back

Puerto Rico extends solar incentives while other states reduce them, showcasing commitment to renewable energy.

Gabriela Aoun Angueira reports for Grist.

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Puerto Rico is using residents’ home batteries to back up its grid

The yearlong pilot could be the first step in creating a residential-storage virtual power plant larger than any in North America.
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Climate change stresses physical and mental health in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Extreme hurricanes, flooding, and rising temperatures are piling more pain on island residents already suffering the effects of colonization and systemic inequality, according to the fifth National Climate Assessment.
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FEMA document: $8B in disaster aid to be withheld

Puerto Rico would be the hardest hit. More than $2 billion is expected to be withheld from the island, which is still reeling from past hurricanes.
Yarimar Bonilla: A legacy of colonialism set the stage for the Maui wildfires

Yarimar Bonilla: A legacy of colonialism set the stage for the Maui wildfires

Forging a sustainable postdisaster future requires a reckoning with the entrenched systems of inequality that set the stage for the tragedy to begin with.
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