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Video: Continuing impact of Hurricane Maria on Puerto Rican forests

You might remember that Hurricane Maria crossed over the island of Puerto Rico in 2017, completely destroying much of the forested part of the territory. The amount of destruction there was just devastating, and the forest will probably not recover in our lifetime. If you are interested in learning more, you may want to watch this Vimeo video from the Earth Institute at Columbia University, which describes the storm and its aftermath on the trees there at

This map of Puerto Rico shows highest forest damage and tree mortality impact areas in with darker tones of red indicating more intense forest disturbance as tree mortality and crown damage. Grey areas represent non-forested areas or areas with cloud cover. Credit: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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