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A Call For Help For Puerto Rico

September 29th, 2017 | by George Harvey

I was delighted to discover, shortly after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, that Donald Trump understood that the island commonwealth is part of the United States. Perhaps he knew that all along, or perhaps someone told him. Either way, the island is entirely without grid power and has the prospect of remaining without grid power for months. It is appalling that citizens of the United States are so exposed to hardship.

Future-Proofing Coastal Cities Like Houston

September 10th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Now the question is whether it should be rebuilt with federal funds just as it was before or restructured so it is better able to meet the challenges of climate change in the future.

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