California’s strawberry growers rely on heavy amounts of dangerous pesticides to deliver fruit year-round at an affordable price. But the health and environmental problems that come with those chemicals have threatened the foundation of a $2.6 billion industry.
This week, California regulators ruled that farmers must restrict their use of chloropicrin, a toxic pesticide widely used to prepare soil for planting. The state’s use of it increased 650 percent from 1991 to 2012.
Curious about your child’s day care center? Search for detailed state records for facilities in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, in addition to the information already available for Santa Clara and Napa counties.
Politicians from both parties and government bureaucrats are rushing to look into allegations of overmedication, retaliatory management practices and preventable overdose deaths at a Wisconsin VA hospital, revealed by CIR.
The American satire publication The Onion has published its share of gag news stories criticizing fanatical Islamists. But the Charlie Hebdo gunmen likely would have had a tougher time carrying out a similar attack in the U.S.
The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX are pleased to announce that Kevin Sullivan will be the executive producer of “Reveal,” the new Peabody Award-winning, one-hour public radio program and podcast hosted by Al Letson. “Reveal” will launch monthly in January 2015 and weekly in July 2015.