U.S. growers rely on several pesticides that have been prohibited by other countries after being linked to health risks and the disappearance of bee colonies.
Critics have slammed what they say is President Barack Obama’s overuse of “czars” – or special presidential appointees – but he is far from the first U.S. leader to have them.
By some estimates, there are as many as half a million abandoned mines in the U.S., sites that have the potential to contaminate water, pollute soil, kill wildlife and sicken humans.
Police agencies in the southeastern Virginia have created an unusual and secretive database containing details about telephone customers and the communications they exchange – without warrants.
In Afghanistan, thousands of young women have been imprisoned for so-called moral crimes – including running away from unlawful forced marriages or marrying against a father's wishes. This is one woman's story.
The ocean floor is a treasure trove of valuable minerals and metals, and the first deep-sea mine could begin operations as soon as 2017, but the environmental risks aren’t fully known.
A San Francisco Bay Area civil grand jury is investigating the Richmond Housing Authority after a CIR series exposed systemic mismanagement and negligence by the agency.
An April environmental ministry report revealed that at least one-fifth of all arable land is contaminated with heavy metals, putting the country’s food supply at risk.
Doug Ducey, the Republican candidate for governor of Arizona, hails from a family that for two generations was involved in organized crime in Toledo, Ohio.
Many of the local officials urging the public to save water during California’s crippling drought actually are profligate water users themselves.
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