Nitrates from fertilizers, wastewater treatment plants and manure are contaminating water across California, reports California Watch, and regulators are doing nothing to stop it.
McClatchy reports that smaller banks are just as vulnerable to failure as large ones, evidenced by the many bank failures in Georgia.
A company that verified the quality of mortgage loans for Bear Stearns as they were stuffed into securities had little time for due diligence, and sometimes made up credit scores and other information, according to The Atlantic.
The U.S. military is still using "a secret network of private spies," despite earlier suggestions that the operation had been shut down, reports The New York Times.
The Federal Reserve would retain most of its powers in the latest Senate financial reform bill, despite bipartisan agreement last year that the agency needed to be reined in, according to The Washington Post.
These stories are part of our ongoing roundup of investigations from other news outlets. For more, visit our Investigations Elsewhere page.
Thank you for your interest in republishing this story. You are are free republish the article and graphics so long as you do the following:
You have to credit us — ideally in the byline. We prefer “Author Name, ProPublica.” If your CMS does not allow you to do this, please include a line at the top of the story that reads: “This story was originally published by ProPublica.”
If you’re republishing online, you must link to our website, include all of the links from our story, and use our PixelPing tag.
You can’t edit our material, except to reflect relative changes in time, location and editorial style. (For example, “yesterday” can be changed to “last week,” and “Portland, Ore.” to “Portland” or “here.”)
You cannot republish our photographs or illustrations without specific permission (contact us at [email protected] for more information).
It’s okay to put our stories on pages with ads, but not ads specifically sold against our stories. You can’t state or imply that donations to your organization support ProPublica’s work.
You can’t sell our material separately or syndicate it.
You can’t republish our material wholesale, or automatically; you need to select stories to be republished individually. (To inquire about syndication or licensing opportunities, contact our Director of Business Development, Celeste LeCompte.)
You can’t use our work to populate a web site designed to improve rankings on search engines, or solely to gain revenue from network-based advertisements.
We do not generally permit translation of our stories into another language.
Any web site our stories appear on must include a prominent and effective way to contact you.
If you share republished stories on social media, we’d appreciate being tagged in your posts. We have official accounts for ProPublica and ProPublica Illinois on both Twitter (@ProPublica and @ProPublicaIL) and Facebook.
Copy and paste the following into your page to republish: