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.
California’s high-tech industry is famous for friendly methods for holding on to talented workers. But it also has become a hub for less generous retention practices: freezing employees in place and depressing wages by pushing legal boundaries.
As consumers and regulators do soul-searching over how much pesticides mean to the economy and their grocery bills, chemical companies are racing to develop the next big organic pesticide. That’s not an oxymoron. There are a lot of misconceptions about what you’re getting when you’re buying organic foods.
Porous federal oversight has allowed labor brokers to financially exploit Indian tech workers with little fear of detection. And even those that are caught can continue to survive and thrive – including on taxpayers’ dime.
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.