Puerto Rico Experiences Island-wide Power Outage

Puerto Rico Experiences Island-wide Power Outage

IndyKids’ Staff   On Wednesday, April 18, the power grid across the entire island of Puerto Rico went dark. With the power grid already damaged by Hurricane Maria in September last year, leaving some residents without power for months, the prolonged power...
FEMA Will Stay in Puerto RIco

FEMA Will Stay in Puerto RIco

By IndyKids Staff   The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) quickly reversed its decision to stop providing food and water supplies to Puerto Rico after strong public outcry. In an interview with NPR, the agency signaled that it believed the emergency...
What Will Puerto Rico Decide to Do?

What Will Puerto Rico Decide to Do?

By IndyKids Staff   In late January this year, Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló announced that he planned to sell the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to private companies. Even though PREPA is the largest public utility company in the US,...
What Will Puerto Rico Decide to Do?

Could Puerto Rico Embrace Clean Energy?

By Abiyana E. Moore, Age 8   The island of Puerto Rico was struck by a category 4 hurricane in September of 2017, which destroyed the country’s power grid and left the 90% of the population without electricity. Four months later, one-third of the island is still...

Meet Gabriel from Vieques, Puerto Rico

Name: Gabriel Negron Torres Age: 11 Hometown: Vieques, Puerto Rico, United States Family: His mother is a stay-at-home mom; his father is a security guard.  He has three brothers and two sisters. Languages: Spanish and English Hobbies: Steel band drumming for the...