La industria de fresas de $2.6 billones de California depende de un tipo de pesticidas llamados fumigantes, que han sido relacionados con el cáncer, problemas de desarrollo y el agotamiento del ozono.
Kendall Taggart is a former data reporter at The Center for Investigative Reporting. Her recent project, America's Worst Charities, exposed systemic weaknesses in state and federal oversight of nonprofits. The series, produced in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Times, won the Barlett & Steele Award gold prize. Kendall also was part of the reporting team that uncovered flaws in the way school regulators in California inspect and certify public schools to ensure they are seismically safe. That series, On Shaky Ground, won the public service award from Scripps Howard and two awards from Investigative Reporters & Editors. Kendall is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Reed College. She has lived and worked in Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Trujillo, Peru.
California strawberries are grown using some of the riskiest pesticides in agriculture. While the chemicals don’t end up on the fruit you eat, they are potentially dangerous for farmworkers, nearby residents and the environment.
California’s strawberry growers rely on heavy amounts of dangerous pesticides to deliver fruit year-round at an affordable price. But the health and environmental problems that come with those chemicals have threatened the foundation of a $2.6 billion industry.
A fundraiser for some of America’s worst charities has agreed to a $25 million settlement with New York regulators to resolve allegations that the company misled potential donors and failed to disclose conflicts of interest.
California could increase its resources to identify and weed out charities that violate state law under legislation sent today to the Assembly floor.
New York attorney general finds that consultant to some of America’s worst charities violated his lifetime ban on raising money in that state.
The worst charity in America is capturing some of the Super Bowl excitement. Kids Wish Network has announced that it had partnered with the Seattle Seahawks to grant the wish of a child living with cystic fibrosis.
In Guatemala, 20 percent of the population lives on less than a day. CNN GUATEMALA CITY – In 2010, one of Central America’s poorest countries received huge shipments of humanitarian aid from an unlikely source. That year, Guatemala, where 20 percent of the population lives on less than $1 a day, got $40 million worth
To help you vet charities in your area, we’ve pulled together reporting resources we gathered while working on our America’s Worst Charities series with the Tampa Bay Times.
Judith Johnson of Stacyville, Iowa, doesn’t get out much anymore. Legally blind and living on a small Social Security pension, the 72-year-old used to go to church once a week. She stopped out of fear that her new walker would snag on the railroad tracks she had to cross to get there. But Johnson, whose
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