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Hurricane Maria

A Haircut for Puerto Rico’s Forests
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A Haircut for Puerto Rico’s Forests

A research team has found that 40 to 60 percent of the tall trees surveyed on the island either lost large branches, were snapped in half, or were uprooted by strong winds from Hurricane Maria.

Published Feb 1, 2019

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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria
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Night Lights Show Slow Recovery from Maria

The hurricane took a disproportionate toll on power supplies in remote areas of Puerto Rico.

Published Dec 12, 2018

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Recovering from Hurricane Maria
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Recovering from Hurricane Maria

Forests are on the path to recovery even as many roof repairs remain undone.

Published Sep 26, 2018

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Pinpointing Where Lights Went Out in Puerto Rico
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Pinpointing Where Lights Went Out in Puerto Rico

Satellite data on city lights could aid rescue and recovery efforts after Hurricane Maria.

Published Sep 29, 2017

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Puerto Rico Landscape Ravaged by Hurricane Maria
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Puerto Rico Landscape Ravaged by Hurricane Maria

One of the first clear government satellite views of the island shows a landscape browned with muddy water and destroyed vegetation.

Published Sep 28, 2017

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Torrential Rainfall in Puerto Rico
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Torrential Rainfall in Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria delivered a tremendous amount of rain in a short period of time.

Published Sep 24, 2017

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Hurricane Maria Lashes Puerto Rico
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Hurricane Maria Lashes Puerto Rico

Scientists are assessing the damage after the category 4 storm hammered the island with powerful winds, storm surge, and extreme rainfall.

Published Sep 21, 2017

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Maria and Jose Menace the Caribbean and North Atlantic
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Maria and Jose Menace the Caribbean and North Atlantic

Hurricane Maria brought potent winds and dire warnings to Caribbean islands just two weeks after Irma devastated the region.

Published Sep 20, 2017

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