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.
The U.S. Border Patrol's annual report had some startling apprehension statistics, but the report was taken down hours after it was posted online last month, leading some to wonder if the midterm elections played a part in the decision.
The worst of America’s toxic abandoned mines get federal Superfund money for cleanup. The rest – and liability for their pollution – are left to states, private organizations and nonprofit conservation groups to clean up.
The Center for Investigative Reporting today received four awards from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Northern California chapter for public service, data visualization, investigative reporting and video journalism.