Full story - January 29, 2020
A single white cross is shown on a small dirt area amongst a wide open grassy field.
Nearly seven years after a blast in Texas killed 15 people and injured 260, oversight of ammonium nitrate remains a patchwork and public information is scarce
Full story - January 22, 2020
An ariel photograph showing Lake Erie coved in green algae with a boat moving through the middle.
Voluntary fixes for the growing — and global — hazardous algae problem aren’t working.
Full story - January 22, 2020
A farm tractor is shown in a large green field with wind turbines in the background.
Fertilizers are contaminating and warming the planet. Regulators haven't acted on decades-old warnings.
Full story - June 12, 2019
A hand holds small micro-plastics.
Minuscule pellets keep escaping plastic manufacturing sites, part of a bigger dilemma: How can we fix plastic waste problems amid a production boom?
Full story - May 23, 2019
Elizabeth Warren stands in front of camera and microphones.
Elizabeth Warren has long stood against the role of big money in politics. While she is often vocal about this cause, her campaign treasurer, ‘Personal PAC man’ Paul Egerman, has deep ties to liberal megadonors.
Full story - May 14, 2019
Workers in a dark building sort trash from a conveyor belt.
Single-use plastic is clogging oceans and landfills. The industry that makes it has waged a decades-long campaign to keep it on the market.
Full story - April 22, 2019
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Levels of campaign fundraising transparency vary greatly from candidate to candidate.
Full story - April 16, 2019
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Reagan called Earned Income Tax Credit part of "best anti-poverty bill" ever but it was never considered in the recent tax debate
Full story - February 19, 2019
A closeup photo of a blonde woman wearing a blue shirt beside her husband, whose face has been blurred for privacy.
Under a 1996 law, US citizens who try to sponsor their undocumented spouses would require the spouses to endure a minimum 10-year exile from the United States. With kids in tow, US citizens are visiting Congress to plead for help.
Full story - February 18, 2019
Woman stands in red dress next to politician.
"Scams" is how the president once described such groups.