Hurricane Maria took down plantain trees and other crops across Puerto Rico.

Abstracts: Puerto Rico, Obamacare Repeal, and More

• Republican Senator Susan Collins of Maine announced Monday that she would not vote for the latest Obamacare repeal bill, which the Congressional Budget Office has said would cut health insurance for millions of Americans. Collins joins John McCain and Rand Paul in her opposition, likely dooming the bill. (LA Times)

Hurricane Maria took down plantain trees and other crops across Puerto Rico. Visual: Joe Raedle /Getty

• Puerto Rico is still without power after Hurricane Maria hit as a Category 4 last Wednesday. On top of crippling infrastructure, the storm also devastated the island’s agriculture industry. (New York Times)

• President Donald Trump’s nominee to oversee chemical safety at the EPA founded a consultancy business through which he accepted payments to criticize studies that questioned the safety of products manufactured by clients including Dow Chemical and Chevron Corp. (The Associated Press)

• Although Australia’s space industry employs nearly 12,000 people, its never had a dedicated space agency. That’s about to change: The country is expected to announce plans for a national space agency at the International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide this week. (BBC)

• Twitter declined to suspend President Trump’s account over a tweet posted Sunday that North Korea’s foreign minister said was a “clear declaration of war.” Although the company’s terms of service prohibit the use of the platform to make threats of violence, Twitter said “‘newsworthiness’ and whether a tweet is of public interest” factor into its decision-making. (USA Today)

• As of Saturday, the Eagle Creek Fire in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge had consumed nearly 50,000 acres and was 46 percent contained. The fire allegedly began when a teenager threw a smoke bomb into Eagle Creek Canyon. (The Oregonian)

• Tens of thousands of people have fled from the area around Bali’s Mount Agung, as the threat of a volcanic eruption rises. The volcano last erupted in 1963, killing more than 1,000 people. (NPR)

• And finally, six people spent eight months living inside a dome habitat near Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano as part of the University of Hawaii’s HI-SEAS Mars simulation mission. Laura Lark, a software engineer and one of the crew members, describes the experience. (The Verge)