Tesla, China and Richard Branson are among those offering to help Caribbean nations rebuild – and do so in a greener, more resilient way – after the devastating 2017 hurricane season.
Five years after Superstorm Sandy, we see how disadvantaged social groups suffered more from the storm before and after – much as we're seeing in Hurricanes Harvey and Maria.
Scholars answer key questions about Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Huricane Maria, which destroyed the island two months ago.
A demographer at Penn State surveyed Puerto Ricans on the mainland to see if they had plans to return to the island.
Charitable giving and government aid can shortchange disasters that follow other disasters.
Yes, Puerto Rico and any other storm-vulnerable location could benefit from on-site solar and battery backup, but it's unrealistic to say these microgrids are enough to power the island.
It's hard but feasible to make a difference, as long as you work with the locals and don't become a 'disaster tourist.'
Two hurricanes in Puerto Rico's past fundamentally transformed the island's economy and politics. Maria will be the third, says a historian.
Una bibliotecaria puertorriqueña que tiene una historia personal con los huracanes describe la realidad brutal que vive esta isla caribeña, a más de un mes del paso de María.
A Puerto Rican librarian with a personal relationship to hurricanes describes the brutal reality of life on this Caribbean island more than a month after Maria and Irma left their mark.
Although Puerto Ricans are American citizens, what happens on the island tends to stay there, at least in terms of economic data.
Long after the hurricane's over and the power comes back, residents can still experience lasting mental health issues.
A cashless society depends on three things, all of which have failed in recent weeks as a result of natural disasters and security breaches.
Evidence shows that US taxpayers are less willing to support extensive disaster relief when the victims are not white. Could that explain the Trump administration's lackluster support for Puerto Rico?
If humanitarian need can't move the Trump administration to save Puerto Rico, then perhaps American self-interest will: The island is a crucial part of the country's economic and military machinery.
Puerto Rico has focused significant efforts on branding – but at what cost?
The military can make a big difference right away but humanitarian deployments should generally be rare and brief.
Puerto Rico's Cayo Santiago Research Station has been a world-famous site for primate studies since 1938. Now scientists are working to save its staff and rhesus monkey colony after Hurricane Maria.
Hurricane Maria has left 3.4 million Puerto Ricans facing shortages of food, health care and transit, an American humanitarian crisis fueled by the US territory's May 2017 bankruptcy.
The Caribbean is facing its second deadly hurricane in as many weeks. This isn't just bad luck: the region's extreme vulnerability to disaster also reflects entrenched social inequalities.