100 days after Hurricane Maria, barely half of Puerto Rico has power

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico authorities said Friday that nearly half of power customers in the U.S. territory still lack electricity more than three months after Hurricane Maria, sparking outrage among islanders who accuse the government of mismanaging its response to the Category 4 storm.

Officials said 55 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers have power, marking the first time the government has provided that statistic since Maria hit on Sept. 20 with winds of up to 154 mph. Officials had previously reported only power generation, which stands at nearly 70 percent of pre-storm levels. Read More

Environmental Justice Alliance says de Blasio’s OneNYC plan falls short in combating climate change

SUNSET PARK, Brooklyn -- New York City is not doing enough to protect poor vulnerable communities from the effects of climate change. That's the message from a group of environmental watchdogs.