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SAN JUAN – Health officials in Puerto Rico reported the island’s first case of Zika, a mosquito-borne virus recently linked to the rise of a serious neurological disorder among newborns in Brazil. “There is no reason for alarm, and the public should continue to take commonsense steps to avoid mosquito

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Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla SAN JUAN – This week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service, and the U.S. Department of Interior are joining forces with the Governments of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to

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     Pope Francis at Philadephia airport PHILADELPHIA – Pope Francis met Sunday night with a Delaware family of four who were poisoned by a dangerous pesticide used to kill wood beetles in the condominium below where they stayed on vacation in St. John in March. The secret encounter took place in the

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a rule to modernize Clean Water Act reporting for municipalities, industries, and other facilities. The final rule will require regulated entities and state and federal regulators to use existing, available information technology to report data required by the National Pollutant Discharge

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V.I. Water and Power Authority polluting the air CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority (WAPA) has bowed to the real power of two federal agencies by agreeing in writing to slash the amount of air pollution from its plants on two islands. The settlement agreement was

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Former DPNR Commissioner Alicia Barnes CRUZ BAY, St. John – A history of lax oversight and widespread corruption at the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has become the focus of the federal investigation into what caused a Delaware family to be sickened on vacation six months ago, the

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             Sue Parten CHARLOTTE AMALIE — An engineer who specializes in waste management has written to the 31st Legislature asking it to address the “urgent planning and infrastructure management needs” that have been brought on by the worst drought since 1951. Sue Parten, the principal engineer of Community Environmental Services

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials might take control of some mismanaged Virgin Islands environmental programs that allowed issues such as bacteria-infected drinking water, a watchdog group reported.  The territory for years has neglected duties required by its millions of dollars in grants, such as monitoring water and

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