Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 caused widespread damage to coral reefs in the State of Florida and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. These damages were measured in post-storm surveys of reefs and assessed in terms of their impact on reef condition and
This graphic novella provides ethical representations of developing country contexts through Natalia, the novella's protagonist, whose story is based on a one-year ethnographic research project about how low-income Puerto Rican families recovered from the
Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute, University of Manchester
A new study analyzing Puerto Rico’s hurricane history finds 2017’s Maria had the highest average rainfall of the 129 storms to have struck the island in the past 60 years. The new study adds to the growing body of evidence that human-caused warming is making extreme weather events like these more common, according to the authors.
New research reveals that Hurricane Maria killed twice as many trees outright as previous storms, and broke more than three times as many trunks in Puerto Rico. With climate change expected to contribute to bigger, more frequent storms, future disasters could permanently alter forests across much of the Atlantic tropics by limiting biodiversity.