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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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Dengue fever found in half of US Virgin Islands children, study finds

Dengue fever is on the rise in U.S. territories in the Caribbean, and recent study estimates more than half of children in the U.S. Virgin Islands have had a prior infection.

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EPA, U.S. Virgin Islands officials launch second probe after Limetree Bay refinery releases noxious fumes

Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Virgin Islands officials are investigating a second accident at a controversial refinery in St. Croix after it emitted noxious fumes that prompted some schools on the island to close Friday.

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Environmental groups sue over federal permit for Virgin Islands refinery

Four environmental groups launched a legal challenge this week calling for the review of a federal permit for a long-closed oil refinery in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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