From Sunland Park, New Mexico, a series by Kent Paterson of Frontera NorteSur on the uneven efforts to reverse years of neglect and environmental degradation of border town areas known as “colonias.” In Part One, Paterson reports on critically needed flood control measures that are improving conditions near affluent subdivisions, while the poverty-stricken Anapra neighborhood of Sunland Park waits its ...

WASHINGTON — A REMINDER: The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) is seeking grant proposals for independent investigative projects from journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, March 11. FIJ is interested in proposals for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. Projects relating to government accountability, economic ...

Leading up to the 2012 elections, Facing South, the online journal of The Institute for Southern Studies, investigated energy politics in North Carolina, producing dozens of reports. Among their findings: the negative impact on home values from gas drilling in communities dependent on well water, the dangers that fracking poses to workers, and efforts by utilities to pass expensive costs of new nuclear reactors on to consumers. Because ...

From Sarah Hadley and Sujin Kim of IowaWatch, a two part series on the unsustainable growth of landfills in the state. An excerpt from part one: “More than half of what Iowans dump into landfills could have been recycled or composted. In some areas, that amount is as high as 75 percent, landfill operators said. An IowaWatch investigation revealed that ...

WASHINGTON – The Board of Directors of the Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) has awarded $67,000 in grants for eighteen investigative projects. The grants provide the resources necessary to travel in the US and abroad to interview sources and research documentary evidence, and for other out-of-pocket expenses. FIJ’s grant-making program is made possible by support from the Herb Block Foundation, ...

WASHINGTON — The Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ) seeks grant proposals for independent investigative projects from journalists who need support for travel and other reporting expenses. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. EDT, Monday, March 11. FIJ is interested in proposals for stories that break new ground and expose wrongdoing. Projects relating to government accountability, economic inequities, and environmental ...

From Stephanie Woodard for Indian Country Today Media Network, a story of Native Americans coping with life-altering cultural changes in Alaska, which increases the risk of suicide, especially for teenaged boys and young men. An excerpt from Woodard’s report: The data shows that Alaska Native suicide occurs primarily among 15-24–year-olds. It’s also a recent phenomenon—rare until the 1960s,  Wexler says. By that ...