Trump Pats Himself On The Back, But Puerto Rico Is Still Suffering

Many Puerto Ricans continue to live in primitive and dangerous conditions more than a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory in the Caribbean.

In this Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 photo, Arden Dragoni, second from left, poses with his wife Sindy, their three children and dog Max, surrounded by what remains of their home destroyed by Hurricane Maria in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The Dragoni family has been living in a shelter set up at a school since the storm destroyed their wooden home in late September. They lost everything: clothes, household goods, and an old car. Dragoni supported his family by working construction, but his employers are currently out of business, leaving him and his family without a source of income. (AP/Ramon Espinosa)

Last Thursday, President Trump gave his administration a “ten out of ten” for its handling of the hurricane recovery in Puerto Rico, However, even as Trump was patting himself and his team on the back the power grid in San Juan went down again throwing the city into darkness. Meanwhile, those living in more remotes areas of Puerto Rico like

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Natural Disasters Are Revealing The True Promise Of Green Energy

Following the devastation of Hurricane Irma, cities that used solar power were able to keep traffic lights and other essential services running after the huge storm had blown past.

Guy Morris, project manager for the Tampa Electric Company's Big Bend Solar Station, works on solar panels Friday, June 2, 2017, in Gibsonton, Fla. The panels at the station power about 3,000 homes in the area. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

After Hurricane Irma in Florida, millions have been without electricity. But those Floridians who had solar panels plus an inverter or a Tesla powerwall were able to recover electricity immediately. Likewise, cities used solar to power traffic lights and other essential services after the huge storm had blown past. Solar panels kept the lights

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Abbas, Israel Pull The Power Plug On War-Torn Gaza Strip

The nearly two million inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, under the dual thumbs of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, have faced waves of military destruction, along with enforced shortages of basic goods and services. Israel, at the Authority’s request, has cut off most of Gaza’s electricity as well.

Abbas, Israel Pull the Power Plug on War-Torn Gaza Strip

GAZA -- The Gaza Strip -- one of the most densely populated areas in the world and often referred to as an open-air prison -- rarely makes headlines nowadays, despite a situation there that is becoming increasingly dire for local Palestinians. The Strip, which is about the size of Detroit, is home to nearly 2 million people, a majority of whom are

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Gaza In Crisis As Last Power Plant Shuts Down

Seven UN experts yesterday called for an immediate solution to the Gaza crisis and asked Israel, as the instigator of the ten-year siege, to take responsibility for the deterioration of the situation as per international humanitarian law.

Activists release paper lanterns in solidarity with Palestinians from Gaza, at the Ashkelon beachafter Israel cut back its already limited electricity shipments to the Gaza Strip in a step that is expected to worsen the power crunch plaguing the Hamas-controlled seaside territory, June 19, 2017. (AP/Ariel Schalit)

Gaza’s last functioning turbine was shut down late last night due to a severe shortage of fuel, plunging the Strip into near total darkness, according to Haaretz. The besieged coastal enclave is home to more than two million people and has been suffering a fuel crisis since April due to a dispute over taxes between Hamas, which governs the Strip,

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Untreated Sewage Could Flood Gaza As Crippling Power Outages Worsen

Conditions in Gaza are worsening, with grave consequences for both human health and the environment due to untreated wastewater. Worse still, Israel has announced it will cut the electricity it supplies to Gaza by nearly half.

A Palestinian man fills tankers with drinking water for sale at a drinking water station in Gaza City. Poor sewage treatment is a feature of life in Gaza, a result of infrastructure damaged during wars with Israel and a chronic shortage of electricity to run wastewater plants. (AP/Khalil Hamra)

GAZA -- Due to the myriad of highly publicized conflicts in the Middle East – from Qatar’s current diplomatic crisis to the battle against Daesh (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq – many other crises in the region have slipped under the international radar. One such crisis has been taking place in Palestine’s Gaza Strip for years, entering a new phase in

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UK’s Coalition Government Is Finally Kicking Coal To The Curb

The UK’s electricity mix looks very different today than it did seven years ago, when the Conservatives first entered a coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

Contractors work on Europe's biggest floating solar panel array on the Queen Elizabeth II Reservoir near Walton-on-Thames in south west London, Monday, March 21, 2016. (AP/Matt Dunham)

Wind, solar and energy efficiency have replaced the vast majority of power previously provided by the UK’s coal fleet, a new analysis shows. Since the start of the coalition government in 2010, coal’s role in the generation mix has fallen to historic lows, culminating in the country’s first coal-free day since the 19th century earlier this

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