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Satellite image of Tropical Storm Nichole SAN JUAN — Tropical Storm Nicole formed in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday morning, according to the National Hurricane Center. The National Hurricane Center said the storm was located at 11 a.m. Tuesday about 525 miles northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico. The storm is

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said one beach on St. Thomas and one on St. John are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said that Water Bay in St. Thomas and Great Cruz Bay in St. John are

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CHRISTIANSTED — The outer bands of Tropical Storm Matthew, which formed today in the Caribbean, knocked out power to businesses in Gallows Bay on St. Croix due to its brisk winds. The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority restored electricity at least twice in the space of three hours after

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MIAMI — It is looking less and less that Tropical Storm Matthew will make a significant impact on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, but it could make a move for the United States as a hurricane next week. The budding tropical system was officially named Tropical Storm Matthew with

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MIAMI — A well-organized tropical wave heading toward the Caribbean could become a tropical depression or storm later Tuesday (Sept. 27), forecasters with the National Hurricane Center said. A Hurricane Hunter flight originating from St. Croix is scheduled to investigate the disturbance this afternoon. According to the 7 a.m. Tuesday update,

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MIAMI — A tropical disturbance, Invest 97L, between Africa and the Windward Islands, could develop into the next Atlantic named storm later in the week, and may pose a threat into next week in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. For now, this tropical wave is located roughly halfway between the

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     The 2015 drought in St. Croix BRIDGETOWN — The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has released a report on the impact of climate change on agriculture in the Caribbean region. The report found that the region is expected to see an increase in the intensity and frequency

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CRUZ BAY — Two beaches in St. John failed in water quality testing done by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) and are not considered safe to swim or fish in. DPNR said this weekend that Cruz Bay and Great Cruz Bay should be avoided by swimmers and fishermen because the

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WASHINGTON  — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said on Tuesday that the lesser Virgin Islands skink and the Florida scrub lizard may warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act. The rare reptiles are at risk of disappearing due to development, climate change and other threats, according to the Center

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BETHESDA, Maryland — Medical detectives said Friday they are still baffled about how much-feared drug-resistant superbugs infected two people in the U.S. this year, but they have good news: both patients recovered and don’t seem to have infected anyone else. The medical team also reported the fourth known case in

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