Puerto Rico


After a major hurricane there is an urgent need to rebuild the infrastructure needed for clean water and sewers. The EPA has a critical role to play in that effort. Here flooding is shown in Carolina, Puerto Rico, after Hurricane Maria. Photo: Sgt. Jose Ahiram Diaz-Ramos/USDA (Flickr)

The EPA’s Crucial and Unsung Role in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

, director, Center for Science & Democracy

Rarely in the news—and yet critical to response and recovery efforts after the recent major hurricanes—is the work of the Environmental Protection Agency. Read more >

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Photo: endi.com

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Devastated Electricity System

, Kendall Science Fellow

Why has Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure been rendered so vulnerable in the recent weeks? Read more >

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Science Institution Can Help Alleviate Puerto Rico’s Crisis—If It’s Free of Political Interference

, Kendall Science Fellow

In the midst of Puerto Rico’s most severe social, political, and economic crisis in its modern history, a public institution shines brightly to help develop the economy by advancing science and technology. The Puerto Rico Science, Technology, and Research Trust is an independent, non-partisan entity that provides grants and infrastructure for academic and enterprise-focused research, fostering the business, environmental, human health, and biotechnology research communities in Puerto Rico. Read more >

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CDC’s Efforts to Combat Zika in Puerto Rico Hampered by a Legacy of Mistrust

, Kendall Science Fellow

Effectively combating emerging climate and health threats requires public trust in science and the scientific institutions charged with protecting us. When that trust is breached through negligence or outright malicious intent and the lives of people are compromised, public distrust grows, hurting the ability of public health agencies to protect us. Read more >

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