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SAN JUAN – As if hurricanes were not menacing enough, small Caribbean islands risk losing their entire way of life unless they urgently strengthen defenses against a raft of future disasters, according to a climate change official. “You don’t even need to have a hurricane to get extensive damage ..

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas — As July winds down, families across the country are making summer vacation plans and many will go on a cruise hoping for the trip of a lifetime. But for a few, it will be a trip they wish they had never taken. Anne Smith was one of

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WASHINGTON, D.C.  — Interior Acting Assistant Secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula made available $103,000 for natural and cultural resource protection in the territory. “We are pleased to support Gov. Kenneth Mapp and his administration in their efforts to protect the coral reef and viability of seafood resources in the

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Interior assistant secretary for Insular Areas Nikolao Pula has made available more than $1 million for natural and cultural resource protection in the U.S. Insular Areas, including the territory. The funds will support a wide variety of initiatives that include watershed management, GIS skills development, radar monitoring

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SAN JUAN — The Arecibo radio telescope, the Puerto Rican observatory made even more famous for its part in the 1995 James Bond film Goldeneye, began receiving a mysterious signal May 12 during an observation of Ross 128, Business Insider Science reports. The so-called red dwarf star appeared to be the point of

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MIAMI — Tropical Storm Don has formed in the Caribbean Sea, the National Hurricane Center reported Monday evening. Tropical storm watches and warnings have been posted for several Caribbean islands, including Barbados, Grenada and St. Lucia. Heavy rains and flash flooding are possible on some of the islands. As of 8

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to the latest Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) Beach Advisory. DPNR said on Friday afternoon that three beaches in St. Thomas and two on St. John are not

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KIWI IGNORED WARNING SIGN: Gayleen McEwan (right) of Blenheim on New Zealand’s South Island didn’t pay any attention to the warning sign telling her not to do what ended up killing her. The warning sign clearly states that death could result from being blown back onto the concrete by arriving

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CHRISTIANSTED — The National Park Service and its supporters will be presenting a talk about historic archaeology at Estate Bethlehem Old Works this week. The lecture will be given by Steve Lenik on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at the Christiansted National Historic Site. It is being sponsored

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BUCCANEER HOTEL BEACH: Has failed DPNR water quality testing several times this year already. The agency said that swimmers and fishermen should avoid using this beach for health reasons. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Five beaches in the territory failed water quality testing and should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen, according to

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