natural disasters

Caribbean Islands Are Switching To Solar Power To Keep The Lights On As Hurricanes Get Stronger

CNN — When Hurricane Fiona slammed into Puerto Rico in September, it caused an almost entire island outage as the storm’s strong winds knocked down the fragile power grid. Carlos Ramos spoke to CNN as he helped his friends clean up their flood-damaged beach house in Salinas. Ramos said most of his neighbors in Aguas …

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Hurricane Ian: More than a week after the storm, Florida residents are living without water, electricity and, in many cases, their homes

CNN — Residents in southwest Florida have been hit hardest by Hurricane Ian, and frustration over the government’s response has begun to mount just over a week since the storm hit the state. And while local, state and federal governments have called on the National Guard, opened disaster recovery centers and assessed the damage, residents …

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Excavations shed light on the everyday life of Pompeii’s middle class | Smart news

A small accent table found in a bedroom in Pompeii Courtesy of Pompeii Archaeological Park Discoveries at Pompeii — from elaborate frescoes to garden shrines — have taught researchers much about the city’s wealthiest inhabitants. Until recently, however, the life of the lower and middle classes received less attention. But now archaeologists have unearthed several …

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