Puerto Rican Government’s Own Data Shows Hurricane Maria Death Toll Is Bullshit

Since Hurricane María struck Puerto Rico last September, experts have struggled to tally how many deaths were directly related to the devastating storm. The official death count stands at 64, but various non-governmental efforts to quantify hurricane-related fatalities vastly exceed that number. Newly-released…

In Wake of Relentless Hurricane Season, Wildlife is Exhausted, Disoriented and Vulnerable

Consider the plight of the Barbuda Warbler. A tiny puff of grey and gold feathers, the songbird is found only on its namesake island, where it sticks to dry, shrubby vegetation out of the way of encroaching human development. Its numbers range from 1,000 to 2,000 in the wild. It’s exactly the sort of species that can…