30 Apr '18, 9pm

The fallout from Hurricane Maria is reigniting old conflicts in Puerto Rico.

The fallout from Hurricane Maria is reigniting old conflicts in Puerto Rico.

The fallout from Hurricane Maria is reigniting old conflicts in Puerto Rico. First: Toxic coal ash, which was a problem on the territory well before Maria’s landfall. A coal-fired power plant in the southeastern city of Guayama produces 220 thousand tons of the stuff each year, which studies have linked to an increased risk of cancer, heart, and respiratory ailments. Puerto Rico’s Environmental Quality Board directed the plant, operated by multinational corporation Applied Energy Systems (AES), to cover its giant pile of coal ash prior to the storm. This weekend, PBS News reported that never happened. Researchers and community members had worried that the heavy rainfall heightened the risk of coal ash toxins leaching into the soil and contaminating drinking water. Now, AES’ own groundwater monitoring report showed a sharp increase in the levels of arsenic, chromium, and tw...

Full article: https://grist.org/briefly/the-fallout-from-hurricane-mari...

Tweets

Puerto Rico C-130 crashes in Georgia with 5 on ...

navytimes.com 02 May '18, 5pm

A C-130 Hercules from the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico crashed near Savannah, Georgia on May 2. At least five people ...

Puerto Rico C-130 crashes in Georgia with 5 on ...

armytimes.com 02 May '18, 5pm

C-130 crashes near Savannah, Georgia A C-130 Hercules from the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico crashed near Savannah, Ge...

Puerto Rico C-130 crashes in Georgia with 5 on ...

airforcetimes.com 02 May '18, 5pm

A C-130 belonging to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed Wednesday in Georgia with five on board, a Guard spokesman...

The whole island of Puerto Rico went dark for t...

grist.org 18 Apr '18, 7pm

FEMA had a totally inadequate plan for dealing with Hurricane Maria. The agency low-balled how much damage a Category 4 hu...

UPDATING: C-130 was #PuertoRico Air National Gu...

militarytimes.com 02 May '18, 4pm

A C-130 belonging to the Puerto Rico Air National Guard crashed Wednesday in Georgia with five on board, a Guard spokesman...

Modern Scottish retreat is disguised as an old ...

inhabitat.com 07 May '18, 1am

WT Architecture has previous experience with transforming old ruins into stunning new homes. In 2011, we featured their aw...

@OutBackPower Express Tours Puerto Rico to Assi...

altenergymag.com 03 May '18, 1pm

ARLINGTON, Wash., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- OutBack Power Technologies, Inc., a leader in battery based renewable energy...

‘Justification of Deterioration’ https://t.co/XADceRyPmK

‘Justification of Deterioration’ https://t.co/X...

sneakerfreaker.com 02 May '18, 7am

Not sure what to do with your vintage sneakers? Tokyo-based artist Kosuke Sugimoto, known on Instagram as shoetree_2016 , ...