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September 10, 2015 | Feature

The Perfect Crime: What’s Killing All the Bees?

Honey bee colonies have experienced widespread die-offs. Many beekeepers believe a class of pesticides are weakening their bees. Mega-corporations are making a killing off their pesticides—but are they also getting away with murder? View the photo essay.

July 22, 2015 | Feature

The California Drought

Who gets the water and who's hung out to dry? The historic drought has dredged up old feuds over who can lay claim to water in a thirsty state. As the powerful lobby for the agricultural industry—which currently consumes 80% of California's water supply—cries for more water to be pumped to their farms in the arid regions of the Central Valley, just who would be left high and dry?

July 20, 2015 | Feature

Map: Crude-by-Rail Across America

Railroad shipments of volatile crude oil into America's cities have dramatically increased, with explosive results. See a map of major crude oil train accidents since 2012—and the communities that are fighting back.

May 14, 2019 | Legal Document

Sierra Club Motion to Deny Party Status

Before the California PUC, Sierra Club’s motion to deny party status to Californians for balanced energy solutions or, in the alternative, to grant motion to compel discovery.

May 13, 2019 | Legal Document

Shasta Dam Complaint

This case challenges Westlands Water District’s unlawful assistance and cooperation with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s plan to raise Shasta Dam and enlarge Shasta Reservoir — a project that would flood the protected, free-flowing McCloud River, destroy Native American cultural sites, and harm protected and imperiled species, in the interest of delivering more water from Shasta County to California’s Central Valley.

May 8, 2019 | Feature

Cancer Alley Rises Up

An overburdened community unites against Big Oil’s next big play.

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