Environment

New study raises red flags on tax haven role in environmental destruction
Scilla Alecci · August 13, 2018

Tax havens – and the financial secrecy they provide – may bolster industries tied to Amazon deforestation and the unsustainable management of natural resources, a new study has found.

News drones reveal big companies are draining water supplies in Peru, Colombia
Sasha Chavkin · June 4, 2018

Investigative reporters in Peru and Colombia used drones as part of their cross-border collaboration to unearth the truth about water use in the area.

Fossil fuel funds have unlikely investors: environmental icons
Sasha Chavkin · May 16, 2018

The latest dive into the Paradise Papers by U.S. reporters has discovered nonprofits making contradictory investments.

Leaked Records Reveal Offshore’s Role In Forest Destruction
Scilla Alecci · November 8, 2017

How lawyers and big banks help one of Asia’s largest paper companies expand despite poor environmental record and social conflicts.

Children Suffer as Bank’s Borrowers Upend Their Lives
Jocelyn C. Zuckerman and Michael Hudson · October 9, 2015

In the disappearing rainforests of Indonesia, a 9-year-old boy and his family cope with the trauma of eviction.

No net, no say for online mining survey with surprising results
Will Fitzgibbon · April 11, 2014

A new World Bank survey has surprised experts by showing strong public support for the extractive industries in resource-rich nations, but its methodology has come under question.

Sri Lanka delays herbicide ban as kidney disease origin remains elusive
Sasha Chavkin · April 11, 2014

Facing political opposition and questions about scientific evidence, Sri Lanka has placed on hold its ban on top-selling Monsanto herbicide.

Corruption warning looms for public natural resource funds
Hamish Boland-Rudder · April 9, 2014

Sovereign funds set up to help stabilize national economies going through resource booms could instead fall into the hands of corrupt officials, according to a new report.

UN expert expects pushback over air pollution death report
Sasha Chavkin · March 27, 2014

An alarming new report from a UN agency has again warned about the dangers of burning carbon-based fuels; but this time, it’s not coming from the environmentalists.

Sri Lanka bans leading Monsanto herbicide citing deadly disease fears
Sasha Chavkin · March 13, 2014

Sri Lanka orders ban on glyphosate, an active ingredient in Roundup, citing kidney disease outbreak; Monsanto said the evidence is unproven.