The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "water restoration" ...
This investigation revealed the "huge environmental risk to North Carolina's lakes and rivers when you combine a poorly run state restoration program with state and federal rules that do not stress water quality improvements." It was found, among other things, that the state spent $140 million on faulty water projects.
The Wall Street Journal reports on how the Bush administration reversed standards set for arsenic levels in drinking water set by the Clinton administration. Representitives from Industry claim that the expense of reducing arsenic is not justified by the scientific data. "'At the level of 50 parts per billion,' says Dr. Marshall, referring to the EPA standard now restored by President Bush, 'arsenic is killing a lot of people in Chile,'" the Journal reported.
Florida Trend Magazine reports on the $8 billion restoration deal for the Everglades-" how it will work and how it could fall apart. . . Nearly 2 billion gallons of water that once flowed through the ecosystem each day are now diverted to the ocean or Gulf. The plan proposes to capture most of this water in more than 217,000 acres of reservoirs and wetlands-based treatment areas and 330 underground aquifer storage and recovery wells." The article details the politics, science, bureaucrats, interest groups, natural issues and the interested parties involved in the plan and how their actions could result in its success or failure
This five-part series investigates the loss of Louisiana's coastal wetlands. It is reported that approximately 25 square miles of land turns to water each year. Hurricane protection and a billion-dollar coastal fishery industry are some of the worries faced by the loss of land.
The Fresno Bee reports that "Environmentalists say (the San Joaquin) is dying; a farming empire depends on it. Can we restore a river without devastating an economy? ... The federal government (60 years ago) dammed the state's second-longest river to save Valley farmers from economic ruin at the end of the Great Depression, an exchange of natural wonders for water that now supports a multibillion-dollar farming empire...Today the river appears poised to turn on the Valley it was engineered to sustain. The San Joaquin River has made the list of the nation's 10 most endangered rivers....The river needs a good flush to clean out pollutants and revive wildlife and habitat, but there isn't enough water to do that in most years. In past decades, water for farmland has been given priority over water for fish. That thinking started to change in 1988...."
KCBS-TV (Los Angeles) documents how a 21 - year - old man tricked banks and his auditors into believing his company had obtained million-dollar contracts to restore water-damaged buildings, but neither the contracts nor the buildings existed, Jan. 13, 1988.