Friday, October 7, 2022

Tag: Hurricane Maria

From Hurricane Maria to Covid, gas lobbyist-turned-Trump energy lawyer uses crises...

“This rule change would be a massive giveaway to polluters, so it's no surprise to see it being pushed by a fossil fuel lobbyist who's now part of the Trump administration.”

Puerto Rico faces a flood of fracked gas in wake of...

The gas industry and its allies in Congress hope to push LNG exports to the island’s electricity grid, ravaged from climate change-fueled natural disaster.

Vulnerable US citizens are still trapped in the ruins left by...

Abandoned by their country, residents refuse to accept the idea that they will never recover.

Sens. Sanders and Warren call for investigation into FEMA waste and...

“We remain very concerned by reports that FEMA has awarded multi-million dollar contracts for hurricane-related aid to multiple unqualified companies.”

Naomi Klein: A year after Hurricane Maria, there is nothing natural...

Last week, President Trump generated widespread criticism when he falsely claimed on Twitter that thousands of people did not die in the two storms, even as a Harvard study estimated the death toll may top 4,600.

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, August 29

Hurricane Maria caused 2,975 deaths in Puerto Rico, California joins nine other states and enacts trio of gun control bills that affect domestic violence offenders and more.

Puerto Rico’s water system stutters back to normal

“Now I get desperate thinking that a hurricane will come.”

Study finds 5,000 people may have died from Hurricane Maria in...

Cable news covered Roseanne for over 10 hours. They covered Hurricane Maria's death toll in Puerto Rico for just over 30 minutes.

FEMA to shut off aid to Puerto Rico with municipalities still...

A third of Puerto Rico residents are still without electricity and lack access to potable water four months after the Category 4 hurricane hit.

Half of Puerto Rico still in darkness, with no light in...

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently estimated complete power restoration by May, leaving 45 percent of the island’s 1.5 million electricity customers in the dark.

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New analysis shows Big Oil’s continued and future price gouging

Oil prices dipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January 2022, but consumers are paying 13 percent higher than the last time oil was this low.

Wax worm saliva can degrade stubborn plastic within hours, scientists find

Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.

Despite calls for diplomacy to end war, US confirms more weapons headed to Ukraine

"The chances of a nuclear war increase significantly every day that passes."

Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian: Optimism of the will

Three of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
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Noam Chomsky & Vijay Prashad on Ukraine, why US must negotiate with Russia &...

When it comes to continuing the war rather than negotiating a peace settlement, “the United States and Britain are pretty isolated on this.”