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Former US Presidents Attend Benefit Concert for Hurricane Survivors

All five living former U.S. presidents attended a fundraising concert Saturday to benefit the victims of hurricanes that ravaged parts of the mainland United States and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands in recent months. Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter attended the show known as “Deep from the Heart: the One America Appeal” at Reed Arena at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. In a rare display of unity, President Donald Trump, who did not attend…

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First Lady Encourages Donations for Hurricane Relief

Melania Trump is urging the public to continue to donate to help the victims of recent hurricanes. The first lady says in a new public service announcement that “your help is still needed.” She directs viewers to an online list of organizations active in the disaster response and asks that they donate. Mrs. Trump accompanied President Donald Trump when he visited Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico after the hurricanes. The couple also gave a total of $1 million to the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity…

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After Hurricane Power Outages, Looking To Alaska’s Microgrids For A Better Way

Enlarge this image Seafood processors like Ocean Beauty are some of the largest energy consumers in Kodiak, Alaska, which has generated more than 99 percent of its electricity from renewable sources since 2014. Here, the Ocean Beauty seafood plant. Eric Keto/Alaska’s Energy Desk hide caption toggle caption Eric Keto/Alaska’s Energy Desk The waterfront island off Alaska’s southern coast is one of the busiest commercial fishing ports in the country. Inside the Ocean Beauty seafood plant in Kodiak, where a maze of conveyer belts carry gutted salmon, manager James Turner ticks…

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Weeks After Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rico Struggles To Turn On The Lights

Enlarge this image A man rests in a hammock, using a battery-operated light, in an area without electricity more than two weeks after Hurricane Maria hit the island in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mario Tama/Getty Images More than two weeks after Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, the island’s power grid remains in shambles, and authorities say it will take months to fully restore electricity. Nearly 90 percent of the island is still without power, which means millions of people remain without…

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