"In order to save glyphosate, the Monsanto corporation has undertaken an effort to destroy the United Nations' cancer agency by any means possible."
Journalism & Media
A push for disclosure on hazardous air emissions from industrial hog farms, and reporting on how the coastal real estate industry works to block bad news about sea-level rise. That, plus the Bay Journal FOIAs the EPA over grant defunding, and a move in Congress towards a federal shield law, all in the latest WatchDog.
"U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this week justified his purchase of a $25,000 soundproof phone booth by explaining the difficultly of making "secure" phone calls at the agency's Washington headquarters."
"A new set of documents, obtained from the Environmental Protection Agency by the Partnership for Policy Integrity and shared with Marketplace, shows that the agency has previously undisclosed health concerns that some fracking chemicals might cause things like liver poisoning and tumors."
Turkeys are a favorite American food, but also a multi-billion-dollar industry with myriad environment and food safety issues, not to mention confusing consumer labelling. With Thanksgiving approaching, this week's TipSheet helps reporters carve out a bird beat, serving up story ideas, resources and more.
If you can both do and teach journalism, your skills are in demand, writes educator Dave Poulson in the new EJ Academy column. Here's how to maximize your chances of finding such opportunities. Plus, Poulson's take on the value of fostering reporting skills and journalistic values, even among non-journalists.
"In 2006, the endowments of Indiana University and Texas Christian University invested millions of dollars in a partnership, hoping to mint riches from oil, gas and coal."