Jason Beaubien

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If The Developing World Can Go Solar, Maybe Puerto Rico Can Too

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

With most of the island still without electricity, some Puerto Ricans are hoping to follow the example of developing world countries — and turn to the sun for power.

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Digging Up Land Mines: 'If You Say You're Not Afraid, You're Lying'

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Colombia is one of the world's most heavily mined countries. Now that the rebels and the government have reached a peace deal, the slow process of de-mining is underway.

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Did Zika Cause More Miscarriages Than Microcephaly?

Friday, November 10, 2017

A study looks at the rate of miscarriage — and of babies born with the birth defect — among a group of pregnant women in Brazil. Researchers were surprised by what they found.

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Lingering Power Outage In Puerto Rico Strains Health Care System

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Puerto Rican government has prioritized getting power back to hospitals. Many clinics and doctors' offices, like other small businesses on the island, still don't have electricity.

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With Whitefish Deal Canceled, What's Next For Puerto Rico's Recovery?

Monday, October 30, 2017

Puerto Rico is canceling the controversial $300 million contract for work rebuilding the island's electric grid. How does that affect recovery efforts, and who's now going to rebuild the power lines?

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Puerto Rico Power Authority Calls To Cancel Dubious $300M Grid Contract

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Puerto Rico Power Authority canceled a massive energy contract to rebuild the island's power grid. The contract had been with Whitefish Energy, a tiny Montana company with ties to the Trump Administration.

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Report Says Ongoing Power Outage In Puerto Rico Is Worst Electricity Failure In U.S. History

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Most of Puerto Rico remains without power more than a month after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island. Getting the electricity back on is now dominating politics on the island and leading to allegations of mismanagement in the allocation of reconstruction contracts.

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Puerto Ricans Face Challenges Trying To Leave The Island

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

As the crisis in Puerto Rico continues, thousands of residents have left the island and many others are trying to depart. But leaving hasn't been easy as flights have been diverted for relief work or canceled all together.

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Irma's Caribbean Destruction Sends Tourists Packing For Other Destinations

Monday, September 18, 2017

Hurricane Irma devastated the Caribbean island of St. Thomas, and another major hurricane may be on the way. St. Thomas depends on tourism, and it's uncertain when the tourists will return.

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St. Thomas Continues To Deal With Destruction Caused By Hurricane Irma

Saturday, September 16, 2017

People in the U.S. Virgin Islands are still reeling more than a week after being hit with the full force of Hurricane Irma. On St. Thomas, water and power have not been restored in many areas.

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St. Thomas Starts To Clean Up Island's Worth Of Debris After Hurricane Irma

Friday, September 15, 2017

When Hurricane Irma finished pounding the U.S. Virgin Islands with Category 5 wind and rains, houses had collapsed, boats flipped, shipping containers were on their sides, roofs were ripped off, and trees and telephone poles knocked down. So how does an island dispose of an island's worth of debris?

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St. Thomas Residents Welcome Relief Flights After Irma

Friday, September 15, 2017

One of the places in the Caribbean that was hardest hit by Hurricane Irma is St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Irma ripped across St. Thomas as a Category 5 hurricane more than a week ago.

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St. Thomas Residents Begin To Rebuild After Irma Destroyed The Island

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Hurricane Irma destroyed much of the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Thomas. Those who remain on the island are trying to figure out how to clean up and rebuild their homes and their livelihoods.

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Relief Operation Tries To Ease Irma Victims' Pain In Virgin Islands

Thursday, September 14, 2017

U.S. and British military planes and helicopters are joining people in private boats trying to get basic necessities in to areas that were flattened by Hurricane Irma more than a week ago.

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Hurricane Irma Underscores Puerto Rico's Crumbling Infrastructure

Friday, September 08, 2017

Puerto Rico escaped the full impact of Hurricane Irma, but its perilous economic condition and crumbling infrastructure were affected nonetheless.

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With Shelters Full, Port Arthur, Texas Scrambles To Find Housing For Displaced People

Friday, September 01, 2017

Due to a lack of functioning shelters in Port Arthur, Texas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is airlifting evacuees in military cargo planes to Dallas.

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Port Arthur Residents Remain Stranded, Holed Up In Bowling Alley Amid Floods

Thursday, August 31, 2017

People in Port Arthur, Texas, are trying to find relief after flood waters from tropical storm Harvey swallowed much of the town. Some are trapped on roof tops while others sought shelter at a bowling alley.

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Emergency Officials Begin Responding To Calls For Help As Harvey Hits Louisiana

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Tropical storm Harvey is weakening as it moves up the western side of Louisiana. Emergency officials are responding to some calls for help, but say so far the storm hasn't been as hard on Louisiana as local officials feared it would be.

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Harvey Moves Toward Louisiana As State Marks 12 Years Since Katrina

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Southwest Louisiana is bracing for tropical storm Harvey to head their way. The storm is expected to make another landfall Tuesday night, and some streets in the Lake Charles area already are flooding.

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Louisiana's Governor Warns Residents To Brace For Harvey

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

The governor of Louisiana is telling people to prepare for more rain and winds from tropical storm Harvey. Some neighborhoods in Lake Charles, Louisiana, are already flooded.

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