User: irge304 Topic: Extreme Weather
Category: Hurricanes
Last updated: Oct 21 2017 05:44 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Google parent turns on internet balloons in Puerto Rico 21.10.2017 AP Business
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Google's parent Alphabet Inc. said Friday that its stratospheric balloons are now delivering the internet to remote areas of Puerto Rico where cellphone towers were knocked out by Hurricane Maria....
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Need Hurricane Aid? In One Texas City, If You Boycott Israel, You May Be Out Of Luck 21.10.2017 NPR News
A city official told NPR that Dickinson is simply following a recently passed state law: "The city has nothing to do with it." But the representative who authored the law said it's being misapplied.
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Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should 21.10.2017 Washington Post
Many Trump voters who got hurricane relief in Texas aren’t sure Puerto Ricans should
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St. John Could Get Electricity Turned Back On, 6 Weeks After Hurricane Irma 21.10.2017 NPR News
"Portions of St. John are scheduled to be restored by the middle of next week," the power utility says. The U.S. Virgin Islands — home to more than 100,000 Americans — remains under boil-water orders.
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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm 21.10.2017 Washington Post: World
Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog.
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Wheels of justice in Texas slowed down by damage from Harvey 21.10.2017 AP National
HOUSTON (AP) -- Damaged courtrooms. Delays in trials. Backlog of cases. A lack of jurors....
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Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater Houston Area Gifted 29 Toyota Vehicles to Support with Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts 20.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
HOUSTON: Earlier this week, Boys and Girls Clubs in the Greater Houston area were gifted 29 vehicles from Toyota Financial Services to help with relief and rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Harvey. The cars will provide staff with better ground access for day-to-day operations like transporting kids to their facilities after school.
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What Puerto Rico is doing to get the power back after storm 20.10.2017 AP Top News
BARCELONETA, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Electrical linemen descend from helicopters, balancing on steel girders 90 feet high on transmission towers in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, far from any road. At the same time, crews fan out across the battered island, erecting light poles and power lines in a block by block slog....
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Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after Maria 20.10.2017 AP Top News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies in communities that remain isolated....
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The Trump Administration Is Using Hurricane Maria as an Excuse to Subsidize the Coal Industry 20.10.2017 Mother Jones
There’s a major controversy brewing over a Trump administration proposal to prop up coal and nuclear in the electricity sector, and it’s up to an independent regulatory agency that doesn’t normally find itself in the spotlight to decide what will happen.  A few weeks ago, Energy Secretary Rick Perry took the unusual step of directing […]
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Trump rates his Puerto Rico handling a 10 out of 10. America rates it a 4. 20.10.2017 Washington Post
Trump rates his Puerto Rico handling a 10 out of 10. America rates it a 4.
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Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after 'Maria' 19.10.2017 AP Top News
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies in communities that remain isolated....
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The Energy 202: Western wildfires spark compromise on firefighting in Washington 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
A group of senators, led by Maria Cantwell, will today introduce legislation.
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Richard Spencer is not an emergency 19.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Richard Spencer is not an emergency
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If it quacks like a hurricane: Time to rethink 'post-tropical cyclone' terminology 19.10.2017 Washington Post
If it quacks like a hurricane: Time to rethink 'post-tropical cyclone' terminology
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Houston Reservoirs Have Finally Discharged All Of Hurricane Harvey's Floodwater 18.10.2017 NPR News
In late August, Hurricane Harvey brought record rainfall to Houston. In mid-October, the city's two large federal reservoirs are finally back to empty.
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Why We Should Be Very Scared About Tropical Storms Hitting Ireland 18.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  An already unusual hurricane season just got a lot weirder as Tropical Storm Ophelia set her sights on…Ireland and the British Isles. Unaccustomed to such weather, these decidedly not-tropical northern nations are buttoning up, for the first time in recent memory, in the face of […]
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Wooing Amazon with sun, fun ... and giant buttons 18.10.2017 AP National
BOSTON (AP) -- Mayors from Toledo to Tulsa are so eager to woo Amazon's much-vaunted second headquarters that they're brandishing bourbon, selling the sun, whispering sweet nothings to the company and even pushing its buttons....
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Puerto Rico youth stranded with school still out from storm 18.10.2017 AP Top News
HATILLO, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Alanys Arroyo and her little brothers have been cooped up in a school for weeks, but they aren't in class. They've been living in a campus-turned-shelter in western Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria flooded their home and destroyed their belongings, trying to pass the time while their family waits for help to replace the apartment it lost in the storm....
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The GOP-led Congress is on a ruinous course 18.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The provisions of the vile budget resolution are destructive and absurd.
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