After Hurricane's Wrath, Puerto Rico's Green Forests Turn Bare Brown

Rafael Medina Rios, 66, walks through his barren banana plantation behind his house in Cayey, Puerto Rico. The plants were damaged by Hurricane Maria.

“It makes you want to cry when you to see it,” one resident says about the stripped vegetation. But a scientist says it will recover relatively quickly: “It will be beautiful again.”

(Image credit: Angel Valentin for NPR)

(via NPR)

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