Focus On Puerto Rico: Its Place In The Sun

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Emerging business opportunities are thriving in Puerto Rico.

Fiona Slams Puerto Rico, Bringing Floods, Landslides, Power Outages

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Hurricane Fiona dumped as much as 30 inches of rain on Puerto Rico starting Sept. 18, triggering floods, landslides and knocking out power to the entire island

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Puerto Rico Electric Grid Rebuilding Pushes Forward

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New Integrated Resource Plan Puerto Rico lands after three years of anticipation, devastating hurricanes, and shaky power

EPA to Invest in Puerto Rico Water Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery in Wake of Hurricanes

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EPA details plans to address environmental problems in underserved communities in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricanes Fiona and Maria.

Fiona Floods Puerto Rico's Frail Electrical Grid

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When Hurricane Fiona struck Puerto Rico Sept. 18, it further damaged an electrical grid still recovering from 2017's Hurricane Maria, and years of subpar operation and maintenance.

Earthbag Dome at Plentitud Puerto Rico

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Plenitud Puerto Rico just finished an Intensive Professional Training in SuperAdobe building where participants built a dome structure in just three weeks. The post Earthbag Dome at Plentitud Puerto Rico appeared first on Natural Building Blog.

Puerto Rico Electric Grid Rebuilding Pushed Forward

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New Integrated Resource Plan Puerto Rico lands after three years of anticipation, devastating hurricanes, and shaky power

Quakes Shake Puerto Rico

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6 and 7, numerous earthquakes rocked Puerto Rico, destroying buildings and causing widespread power outages, according to news reports On Jan.

A post-storm Puerto Rico reconsiders how and what to rebuild

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Puerto Rico Endures Damage Amid Ongoing Quakes

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7 earthquake that knocked out its largest power plant, the island of Puerto Rico is still contending with ongoing temblors that are disrupting recovery efforts More than a week after being rocked by a Jan.

The Circle Of Life

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The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.

Fiona Slams Puerto Rico, Bringing Floods, Landslides, Power Outages

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Hurricane dumped as much as 30 in. of rain starting Sept. 18, triggering floods, landslides and knocking out power to the entire island

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

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Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.

Volunteers Create Puerto Rico's First Quake-Damage Inspection Program

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Two structural engineers, originally from Puerto Rico, mobilized a team to inspect houses, at no cost to owners, damaged in the island's Jan.

Puerto Rico Gains EPA Post-Hurricane Disaster Recovery Funds

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US Environmental Protection Agency details plans to address environmental infrastructure problems in underserved communities following Hurricanes Fiona and Maria.

Former Energy Contractor Faces Corruption Charges in Puerto Rico Work

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Cobra Acquisitions took over power restoration work in Puerto Rico after a contract with the maligned Whitefish Energy was canceled

Excavator Responsible for 2nd Whole-Island Blackout in Puerto Rico

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USA Today reports this morning about 70 percent of Puerto Rico's power has been restored, but officials say it could take up to 36 hours to fully restore power after an excavator operated by D. Grimm , a civil land and energy contractor based in Conroe, Texas, took down a transmission line while working to restore power to the island on Wednesday

Miyamoto Office to Consult for Puerto Rico Quake Retrofits

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Miyamoto International, a seismic structural engineer, is opening a permanent office in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to offer its services to public and private entities to help with the repair and seismic strengthening of buildings damaged in the earthquake on Jan.

100% Renewable Energy by 2050 Mandated for Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico will get 100% of its power from renewable resources by 2050 under legislation signed April 12 by the territory’s governor

Opportunities and Challenges Ahead in Rebuilding Puerto Rico's Electric Grid

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The president of the Puerto Rico chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead in rebuilding the island's electric grid.

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program. The U.S.

Puerto Rico Power Grid Rebuild Challenges Corps, Crews

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State of power system and lack of resources make restoration in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands an extraordinary task

Repairing Puerto Rico's schools post-Maria will cost $11B, take 7 years

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The money the U.S. territory is counting on could be diverted to pay for wall construction along the U.S.-Mexico Mexico border if the president declares a national emergency

Why Another Hurricane Can Devastate Puerto Rico and Texas—Again

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As hurricane season begins, Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida lack resilient systems and remain as vulnerable as they were before last year’s storms

Problems Plague Puerto Rico as Gov. Looks to Privatize PREPA

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After months of struggle to restore power in Puerto Rico, the territory’s Gov. 22 announced that the state-owned Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority will be privatized Ricardo Rosselló on Jan.

Puerto Rico Grid Restoration Plagued by Historic Problems, New Challenges

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Congressional committee raises questions about the state of Puerto Rico's grid before Hurricane Maria and the island's response

Puerto Rico Group Proposes 10-Year, $17.6B Grid Rebuild

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A consortium of government agencies and private utilities unveiled a $17.6-billion plan to make Puerto Rico's electric grid more resilient

$2.5B Worth of Flood Control Work Underway in Puerto Rico

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Army Corps of Engineers is starting work on a massive scope of flood control projects in Puerto Rico that are expected to help protect communities from damages inflicted by flooding like that caused by hurricanes Maria and Irma The U.S.

FHWA Distributes $500M for Post-Disaster Road, Bridge Repairs

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Funds will go to 30 states, Puerto Rico and D.C.

Modular Bridge to Reconnect Communities in Puerto Rico

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Six months after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Sept. 20, landslides, broken traffic lights and reconstruction traffic make Edgar Iñesta’s commute halfway across the 100-mile-wide island a slow crawl

Puerto Rico Utility Proposes Eight Minigrids to Run the Island

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Puerto Rico’s electric grid would be divided into eight minigrids that could run independently of one an­other in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster

Water-Right sponsors 'Denim Days for Puerto Rico's Aid'

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Throughout the month of November, Water-Right sponsored a fundraiser to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Award of Merit, Water/Environment: Puerto Rico Recovery

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Hurricane Maria was still raging over Puerto Rico when the spillway of the remote Guajataca Dam failed, forcing the evacuation of 70,000 area homes

Technology Firms Offer Aid to Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico’s damaged infrastructure has caught the attention of Google, Tesla and other firms that are pitching ideas such as cellular-signal-relaying balloons and off-grid power distribution

Puerto Rico Utility Endures New Crisis in Leadership

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After a management crisis in early July, operations at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority have settled down following the appointment of electrical engineer José F. Ortiz as the utility’s new executive director and chief operating officer

U.S. DOT Releases Emergency Funds for Puerto Rico

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $1 million in federal emergency relief funds to Puerto Rico to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in and around El Yunque National Forest. The Federal Highway Administration''s Emergency Relief program provides funding for highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events

Burns & McDonnell Named Program Manager for Massive Puerto Rico Grid Rebuild

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The contract is just the beginning of the program, which will include transmission and distribution upgrades and new generation

Puerto Rico Rethinks Power Grid After Whitefish Energy Flap

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continue to restore power to the 70% of Puerto Rico that is still without electricity, the island’s government announced it will cancel a $300-million grid-reconstruction contract with Whitefish Energy As private and public agencies.

Assessing the Damage in Puerto Rico

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Many Puerto Ricans are living without reliable power, water and cellular coverage as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implements a temporary relief system for critical infrastructure and works to stabilize the spillway of a hurricane-damaged dam

Thompson Pump Wins Award of Merit for Work in Puerto Rico

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Pumps and employees saved region from flooding, provided safe drinking water in the aftermath of hurricane Maria