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Three Months After Hurricane Maria, 45 Percent Of Puerto Rico Is STILL Without Power

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Are you listening, Donald Trump??

As the calendar readies for its turn to 2018 and we all collectively try to wipe away the truly shitty year that 2017 has been on SO many levels, you're well within your right to let off some steam (safely!) tonight and enjoy a celebration with friends, family, and loved ones.

But please, all of you — and especially our ridiculous Commander in Chief — need not forget about Puerto Rico, where people (American citizens!!!) are still suffering horribly from the after-effects of Hurricane Maria.

Related: Puerto Rico Evacuees Forced To Abandon Their Pets

It's been three full months since the hurricane made landfall on the American island, and now, officials are saying 45 percent of the nearly 1.5 million customers there STILL don't have any power.

How is that possible in this day and age, and in THIS country???

A woman named Susan Tierney, an expert on this type of thing who testified before a U.S. Senate committee on restoration efforts in Puerto Rico recently, put it best in a new Associated Press report out today (below):

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NYC Aquarium May Need To Evacuate 12K Animals Due To Hurricane Sandy

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Over 12,000 marine animals could be without a home due to Hurricane Sandy.

The New York Aquarium is Coney Island is without full power like much of the city and they are in dire straits.

The aquarium is flooded and the animals may need to be evacuated while workers work on restoring filtration and life support systems.

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New Invention! Soccer Ball Generates Electricity

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Wow! We’re blown away by this invention! It’s so simple yet so easy to see how it could make a real difference in the life of impoverished kids.

The ball is the brainchild of four girls from Harvard, who wanted to improve the lives of people in parts of the world where electricity is scarce — including African countries where 95% of the population is living with no access to electricity. The World Bank estimates that breathing the fumes created from burning kerosene indoors (the energy source many use there) equals the harmful effects of smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.

Enough energy can be generated to power a lamp for three hours after playing soccer with this ball for just 15 minutes.

This idea is simple and brilliant and we can’t wait to see how this technology continues to evolve!

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