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Climate Change Semantics Affect Leadership in Florida

In Florida Governor Rick Scott’s world, the perils of a warming planet somehow seem to be diminished simply by changing the words we use to refer to them. According to the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Scott, recently reelected to a second term, commanded environmental officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)—the very agency in […]

We're Pumping So Much Groundwater That It's Causing the Oceans to Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock This article was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Pump too much...Show More Summary

Mother Jones Undercover Investigation Blown By Producer's Arrest

A Mother Jones story on the Winn Parish Correctional Center blew up this weekend when a senior producer was arrested for trespass, apparently prompting a second reporter who had been working undercover as a guard to abandon the investigation. Read more...

Undercover Investigation Confirms California Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie to Women

Even in the state rated the most accessible for people seeking abortion services, a vast network of organizations exists for the sole purpose of dissuading people from terminating their pregnancies, according to a report released Thursday. Image:...Show More Summary

California Is Drilling for Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. By now, the impacts of California's unchecked groundwater pumping are well-known:...Show More Summary

Florida Takes Aim At Mere Mention of Climate Change

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) found that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has an unwritten policy that the words “climate change” and “global warming” are not to be used in any official documents, including emails.

Florida Officials Told Not to Use Term ‘Climate Change’

Officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been ordered not to use the term “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications, emails, or reports, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reports. “This unwritten policy went into [...]

Orwell's '1984' for Ecology? Florida Silences Climate Change Terms - Report

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting said that local authorities were 'amending' the ecological vocabulary by prohibiting such terms as 'climate change' and 'global warming'.

Reveal and the new push for podcasts

Two years ago, John Barth met Joaquin Alvarado, the CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting, for martinis at the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco. Barth is the chief content officer for Public Radio Exchange, a hub of radio innovation responsible for shows like Snap Judgement, The Moth Radio Hour, and the podcast network Radiotopia. He was visiting...

[SPONSORED POST] Learn investigative reporting from Boston University journalism professors

Sponsored Post The New England Center for Investigative Reporting is accepting applications for their 2015 Investigative Journalism Certificate Program. The program is aimed at college students, recent graduates and working journalists...Show More Summary

Jehovah's Witness Leaders Accused of Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse 

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that Jehovah's Witness leaders explicitly discourage church elders from reporting child sexual abuse allegations to the police, or even to their own congregations....Show More Summary

Article Reveals How Far Leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Go to Cover Up Child Sexual Abuse Within the Church

When it comes to covering up abuse, Jehovah's Witnesses are rivaling the Catholic Church, if not the Orthodox Jewish community in New York.Trey Bundy of the Center for Investigative Reporting has a long and detailed expose of the policies...Show More Summary

Woman Tells of Horrific Abortion: “No Way What They Are Doing is Humane”

North Carolina has assigned investigators to the Hallmark Women’s Center in Fayetteville, the place where abortionist Malana Moshesh works. Moshesh has been reported for a horrific abortion she performed in the fall of 2014. Every abortion is a horrific experience for the unborn child involved, but some are particularly physically horrific for the mothers as […]

Journalist who broke news of prosecutor’s death flees Argentina

The first journalist to report on the death of a Argentine state prosecutor, who was investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, said on Saturday that he had fled Argentina fearing for his life. “I’m leaving because my life is in danger. My phones are tapped,” Damian Pachter, a […]

Poor Thang: Chris Brown Victim Of Identity Theft After Shady Con-Man Tries To Sell Jail ID For $10,000

Chris Brown Victim Of Identity Theft After Jail ID Stolen Which jailhouse cop sold off Breezy‘s identity?? Via TMZ reports: Chris Brown is now at the center of a new criminal investigation … but this time he’s the victim.

At Meat Research Center, a Litany of Death, Suffering

For 50 years, a facility in Nebraska has focused on meat-industry improvements, from the eater's perspective: more meat, less fat, safer food. But at the same time, reports the New York Times in a lengthy investigation, the center has provided a site for minimally overseen and sometimes brutal experimentation on...

103 children in 34 states have developed a mysterious paralysis illness

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

In August 2014, the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC), along with its partner organizations, began investigating reports of children across the U.S. falling sick with a mysterious illness. These children had developed sudden onsets of weakness in one or more of their arms or legs. Subsequent...

LTC Gerald H. Green; yep

The Army Times reports that the leadership at Fort Benning has concluded it’s investigation of LTC Gerald H. Green, the fellow who commanded the Fort Benning-based Army National Guard Warrior Training Center for a brief period before it was revealed that his Ranger and Sapper Tabs were of the pin-on variety, not of the earned […]

New Prenatal Screening Tests are Leading to Abortions of Healthy Babies

An excellent piece by Beth Daley from the New England Center for Investigative Reporting called “Overused and Misunderstood” is a must read. It is about the new non-invasive prenatal screening tests offered by companies that claim they are 99% accurate.  These screens are done early in pregnancy using only a maternal blood sample giving couples […]

Live Chat: Prenatal Screening: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis

Join me and New England Center for Investigative Reporting's Elizabeth Daley, along with experts Dr. Kecia Gaither and Athena Cherry this afternoon, Dec. 15, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time, for a live chat about the reliability of prenatal screenings.

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