Greg Allen

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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Visits Puerto Rico Amid Debt Crisis

Monday, May 09, 2016

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is in Puerto Rico to highlight the need for Congressional action to help the island restructure its $70 billion debt. Lew is getting a first-hand look at some of the problems the government is facing, including underfunded schools and hospitals plus an emerging Zika crisis.


The Next Progressive Hope? The Man Trying To Unseat The Democratic Party Chair

Saturday, May 07, 2016

As the odds grow longer for Bernie Sanders, liberals unhappy with the party could find a cause in Tim Canova, a college professor taking on Democratic National Party Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.


Florida Gov. Scott Tries To Attract Businesses To The Sunshine State

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Gov. Rick Scott heads to California next week for a second trade mission to try to encourage businesses there to relocate. Other states he's visited: New York, Connecticut, Kentucky and Pennsylvania.


Congress Considers Plan To Restructure Puerto Rico's $72 Billion Debt

Monday, April 25, 2016

Puerto Rico is short of cash and at risk of defaulting on a $400 million debt payment due May 1. House speaker Paul Ryan pledged to have a plan ready by then to help Puerto Rico find a way to repay its more than $70 billion debt.


Trump Supporters Criticize Delegate Selection Process In Florida

Monday, April 18, 2016

Donald Trump won Florida's primary, but now it's time to select delegates for the national convention. In Florida, delegates are selected by party leaders, and Trump supporters say they're being squeezed out of the delegate selection process.


Grass-Roots Fight To Protect Puerto Rico's Coast Scores Environmental Prize

Monday, April 18, 2016

Environmental activist Luis Jorge Rivera Herrera just won an award for grass-roots activism for his fight to protect a pristine section of Puerto Rico's coastline.


What Can We Learn From Early Floridians On Sea-Level Rise?

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Sea level rise is not a new challenge for Florida. The state's earliest residents had to cope with rising seas by migrating. It is a lesson, an archaeologist believes, that we can learn from today.


Puerto Rico Passes Law That Freezes The Island's Debt Payments

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

The measure delays payments on Puerto Rico's debt load, which is now more than $70 billion, until January 2017. Creditors say the measure violates prior agreements and the island's constitution.


SeaWorld Agrees To End Captive Breeding Of Killer Whales

Thursday, March 17, 2016

In an agreement with The Humane Society of the United States, the theme park will also phase out the use of the giant marine mammals in theatrical shows.


SOS: Puerto Rico Is Losing Doctors, Leaving Patients Stranded

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Every day, at least one doctor in the economically challenged U.S. territory moves to Florida and other states where they're well-paid and better jobs abound.


Nuclear Plant Threatens Miami-Dade's Water. Mayor Says, 'This Isn't Flint'

Thursday, March 10, 2016

A study shows excessive saltwater from Florida Power and Light's nuclear plant is threatening Biscayne Bay and the aquifer that supplies much of Miami's water.


SeaWorld Says Health Of Tilikum The Killer Whale Is Declining

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

SeaWorld says the health of one of its best-known killer whales is deteriorating. Tilikum is the orca that killed SeaWorld trainer Dawn Brancheau in 2010 — her death and SeaWorld's treatment of its killer whales were at the center of the documentary Blackfish.

On its blog, SeaWorld says Tilikum has ...


Puerto Rico's Growing Financial Crisis Threatens Health Care, Too

Thursday, March 03, 2016

Unless Congress and the White House can agree on a funding fix for Medicaid in the U.S. territory, many worry that Puerto Rico's health care system could collapse when stopgap funding ends next year.


Puerto Rico Races To Stop Zika's Mosquitoes Before Rains Begin

Monday, February 29, 2016

The Aedes aegypti mosquito is an old foe, spreading yellow fever and dengue on the islands long before Zika gained a foothold. How do you stop an insect that can breed in a teaspoonful of stale water?


With CDC Help, Puerto Rico Aims To Get Ahead Of Zika

Friday, February 26, 2016

So far, the U.S. territory has reported 117 Zika cases, including five pregnant women. But health officials say the real test will come when April and May rains bring more mosquitoes.


Puerto Rico Waits To See If Zika Scares Off Tourists

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

In the Old San Juan district, tourists pour out of cruise ships to shop and take in the sights. Officials worry they could start to see a decline in tourists due to the rising number of Zika cases.


Once Parched, Florida's Everglades Finds Its Flow Again

Friday, February 19, 2016

The Everglades lost half its ecosystem after Tamiami Trail was built through the heart of the national park in the 1920s, cutting off water flow. Now, restoration efforts are finally taking effect.


Florida Governor Ramps Up Mosquito Fight To Stay Ahead Of Zika

Thursday, February 04, 2016

It's only a matter of time, Gov. Rick Scott figures, before the Zika virus shows up in Florida mosquitoes. He's called for increased spraying and other moves to keep Zika and other diseases in check.


Florida Supreme Court To Decide Whether Executions Can Go Forward

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Florida's highest court will hear a case that may determine the fate of some 390 death row inmates. The case comes after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's death sentencing system.


Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Join The Fight To Stop Zika Virus

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The rapid spread of the Zika virus has raised interest in a British company that has developed a genetically modified mosquito. Oxitec has produced a genetically engineered line of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the mosquito that carries dengue fever and chikungunya. Those tropical diseases have become common in Latin America ...