After an International Consortium of Investigative Journalists exposé about paramilitaries involvement in the coltan trade, Colombia is moving to curb illegal mining of the highly sought after mineral.
Political committees controlled by Mitt Romney's campaign have made generous donations to prominent Republicans in early primary states, but records show contributions have tailed off as the GOP nominees head in to Super Tuesday.
In contrast with many other campaign finance reformers, Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig believes fixing the U.S. election system will require more than just overturning the Citizens United ruling, which removed many restrictions on independent political spending.
While the bluefin tuna is widely acknowledged to be a threatened fish, the price paid Thursday for one 593-pound catch is more a show of nationalism and marketing saavy than a sign of how endangered the tuna has become.
With Mitt Romney at or near the top of the polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the Center for Public Integrity's iWatch News wanted to find out how his administration might regulate toxic air pollutants.
When President Obama retreated from a tougher stance on smog last month, his Environmental Protection Agency chief had formally concluded that the existing standard endangered thousands of Americans, including children and people with respiratory ailments.