Nick Baumann, for Mother Jones, tells the story of Naji Mansour, an American citizen living abroad who refused to become an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. He and his family suffered the consequences. From the article:  Two weeks into his detention, Naji’s jailers escorted him from his cell into a clean, bright room, where at last he saw ...

From Robert McClure for InvestigateWest and The Tyee, of British Columbia Canada, an investigation of the green energy claims from backers of burning “biomass” for fuel. In theory, the plants and trees burned are renewable, and therefore “green” as a source of energy.  But the smoke produced clouds the sunny portrait of a carbon-neutral alternative. Photo credit: Paul Joseph Brown/ecosystemphoto.com ...

From Ian Shearn, published in The Nation, the story of a U.S. government decision to make a $3 billion loan which contradicted President Obama’s pledge to address climate change by phasing out fossil fuel subsidies. Shearn uncovered evidence that the project was the cause of a deadly landslide and has continuing disastrous impacts on the local environment and communities of ...

(Washington) The Fund for Investigative Journalism has awarded $62,700 in grants to support journalists working on 14 projects in the United States, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean. The journalists are investigating corruption, malfeasance, and abuse of power in the public and private sectors. Since 1969, FIJ has supported independent investigative reporters with grants that cover the cost of reporting, such ...