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DISASTERS: FEMA aid program hampers Puerto Rico recovery — GAO

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is using an alternative aid program in Puerto Rico that has prevented major reconstruction work from starting in the nearly two years since Hurricane Maria struck the island, officials said yesterday.

Scientists discover the biggest seaweed bloom in the world

(University of South Florida (USF Innovation)) The record-breaking belt of brown algae stretches from West Africa to the Gulf of Mexico — and it’s likely here to stay, says a team led by the USF College of Marine Science

Cool! Teegarden’s Star has Earth-sized planets in its habitable zone

The habitable zone is where liquid water can exist. Teegarden’s Star’s star is only 12.5 light-years from Earth. Astronomers have discovered 2 new Earth-sized exoplanets orbiting in this nearby habitable zone.

The gross truth about your pool water

Before you dive off the diving board at your favorite swimming pool, you might want to take a closer look — and sniff — at the water down below. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the…

The Debates Showed America Still Doesn’t Know How to Talk About Climate Change – TIME

If you want to understand just how badly climate change was handled in the Democratic debates, start by looking at a good answer on another subject. When former HUD Secretary Julián Castro was asked about immigration during the first night…

A small asteroid hit us last weekend

Asteroid 2019 MO exploded in our atmosphere with an energy of about 3 to 5 kilotons of TNT. Such events happen once or twice yearly, astronomers say. Most are unexpected, but this space rock was detected hours before it struck.

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HURRICANES: Puerto Rico official: FEMA has ‘slowed’ post-Maria recovery

The head of Puerto Rico’s disaster recovery office assailed the Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday, telling lawmakers that the agency has delayed the territory’s recovery and marginalized its role in rebuilding from the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017.