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Posted inEnvironment

Brazil: The Money Tree

In the new economy created by global warming, forests are turning into a valuable commodity. Promising not to cut them down is one of the most popular ways companies would like to offset their emissions. Correspondent Mark Schapiro follows the trail of one of those offset projects deep into Brazil’s Atlantic Forest. This multimedia feature […]

Posted inEnvironment

GM’s Money Trees

On Brazil’s Atlantic coast, people with some of the world’s lowest carbon footprints are being displaced—so their forests can become offsets for US corporations. CIR’s Mark Schapiro reports for Mother Jones. The media NGO Project Word provided support for this article. >> Read the full article on MotherJones.com.

Posted inAccountability

Colombian Journalists Track Guerrilla War on Contravía

Interview by Mark Schapiro Produced by Carrie Ching, Joe Rubin, and Andres Cediel ABOUT THE SERIES Welcome to The Investigators, an ongoing web-video series highlighting investigative reporting—as it happens—by journalists around the world. The series features interviews with journalists, who share the stories behind their groundbreaking international investigations into human rights abuses, financial corruption, political […]

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A.Q. Khan’s Nuclear Ad

To help spread the word about his laboratory’s ability to produce nuclear weapons, Pakistani engineer A.Q. Khan produced a marketing video that he sent to potential clients around the world. Police from South Africa’s Crimes Against the State division discovered the video when they raided a small factory on the outskirts of Johannesberg called Tradefin […]