Remember the U.S. Virgin Islands? Y’know, those little islands that sit in the Caribbean Sea not far at all from Puerto Rico? National attention has largely ignored these islands and their American citizens since Hurricanes Irma and Maria. So, we thought you might need a reminder that they’re still in crisis.
Hurricane Irma pounded Puerto Rico earlier this month, leaving hundreds of thousands without power, but narrowly avoiding a worse-case scenario.
Category 5 Hurricane Irma, the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic north of the Caribbean and east of Florida, blasted its way through some of the first targets on its route on Wednesday—and the initial outlook is not pretty.
Beneath the hum of ship traffic and the chatter of marine life, another sound is emanating from the Caribbean Sea. It’s far too low pitched for humans to hear, but its signature can be detected from space. Scientists have never seen—or heard—anything like it.
After $100 million in back taxes to Ireland, Singapore and elsewhere, and 20 years after he vanished off the face of the Earth, tech baron William H. Millard has surfaced in a rather unsurprising locale: The Caymans.
This is what coral is supposed to look like. The bad news is that a bacteria from human sewage is killing coral in the Florida Keys and making it look like this.
Beneath the sea between Cuba and Jamaica lies the Cayman Trough, a rift where two tectonic plates are pulling away from each other, leaving a three-mile deep volcanic trench. Scientists are going to drown some robots in it.
Tomorrow night at 10PM, Food Network kicks off Alton Brown's latest TV show, Feasting on Waves, where the Mensa-smart kitchen geek and his crew hop into two 50-foot catamarans and sail around 15 different Caribbean islands in search of quality cuisine, shooting and editing the hi-def episodes right there on the…