4 ways the government subsidizes coastal rebuilding
June 20, 2013, 3:11 p.m. by Pro Publica
Critics argue that beach restoration funds could be better allocated — including not using the money for that purpose.
North Dakota oil boom causes prosperity and pollution
June 8, 2012, 2:47 p.m. by Pro Publica
State officials have the authority to sanction companies that spill oil or dump drill fluids, but such sanctions are rarely imposed.
TSA backpedals, will conduct new study of X-ray scanners at airports
November 3, 2011, 1:36 p.m. by Pro Publica
TSA administrator is 'concerned that there is a perception' that X-ray body scanners are not safe.
U.S. glossed over cancer concerns as it rolled out airport X-ray scanners
November 2, 2011, 12:26 p.m. by Pro Publica
Research suggests that anywhere from six to 100 U.S. airline passengers each year could get cancer from the X-ray machines used by the TSA.
Gas drilling companies hold data needed by scientists to assess risk to water quality
May 17, 2011, 2:35 p.m. by Pro Publica
The drilling industry complained about a lack of data related to methane in water wells that it has been collecting for years.
Deteriorating oil and gas wells threaten drinking water, homes
April 4, 2011, 1:40 p.m. by Pro Publica
Energy prospectors have drilled millions of holes in the U.S., leaving thousands abandoned and forgotten — with no record of their existence.
Can U.S. nuclear plants handle a major natural disaster?
March 16, 2011, 2:27 p.m. by Pro Publica
Critics question seismic vulnerability of reactor design that is currently under review for new plants in the U.S.
Governor gives energy exec authority over environmental permitting
March 10, 2011, 12:34 p.m. by Pro Publica
Pennsylvania's governor has appointed an energy industry executive to oversee the state's job creation effort and wants to give him unusual authority to streamline state permits, including for gas drilling.
Habitat for Humanity headquarters to look at defective drywall
July 1, 2010, 11:33 a.m. by Pro Publica
Residents in New Orleans Musicians' Village complained of problems that may be related to Chinese wallboard.
Is Chinese drywall making Habitat for Humanity's houses uninhabitable?
July 1, 2010, 8:52 a.m. by Pro Publica
Nonprofit continued to use imported wallboard, citing tests that it was safe. Now investigations reveal that some homes have the contaminated product.
Squirrels rely on birds to let them know when it's safe to go out
Why a beluga's squishy head is so special
8 creative techniques to keep coral reefs alive
Scientists discover 'monster' black hole that 'should not even exist'
Radar uncovers another Viking ship in Norway
Drone captures the largest swarm of sea turtles ever filmed