New England Muckrakers

Notable investigative stories from newspapers, websites and TV and radio newsrooms in the six New England states plus “Citizen Muckraker” reports.

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Leading voice against global warming tied to “corporate cash”

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Scientist Wei-Hock Soon of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has been a key voice arguing against the cause and effect relationship between greenhouse gases and global climate change. But Soon, who has offered his perspective on conservative news programs and testified for Congress, failed to disclose conflicts of interest in the form of $1.2 million from the fossil-fuel industry. Continue Reading →

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Lack of tools, conflicts of interest for charter school authorizers

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Authorizers of charter schools are tasked with deciding which schools are running properly and which ought to be shut down. But according to a ProPublica investigation, these officials can lack the experience, resources, and vision to do their jobs successfully. And some schools are overseen by organizations for which authorization is not their main focus, such as the Audubon wildlife rehabilitation center. Continue Reading →

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