Energy & Environment — Puerto Rico loses power after hurricane 

Millions in Puerto Rico lost power this weekend after Hurricane Fiona hit the U.S. territory. Meanwhile, lawmakers are frustrated with not having seen permitting reform text.   This is Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. For The Hill, I’m RachelContinue Reading

Ultra-processed foods are trashing our health – and the planet

Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico’s southwest coast on Sunday as it unleashed landslides, knocked the power grid out and ripped up asphalt from roads and flung the pieces around. Hundreds of people were evacuated or rescued across the island as floodwaters rose swiftly. Rushing rivers of brown water enveloped cars,Continue Reading

Puerto Rico environment fight: Protected areas endangered

Some Puerto Rican activists are particularly concerned about construction destroying mangrove ecosystems, which act as natural protection against storm surges. Jacqueline Vázquez was sitting on the couch when her phone rang. She had just returned from a government office where she filed a complaint about illegal construction in an ecologicalContinue Reading