June 3, 2020 -
As people took to the streets nationwide to condemn last week's Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd, they were met in many places by tear gas, which is banned from use in war but still deployed domestically by police for crowd control. The tear gas canisters fired in recent protests in Minneapolis and many other cities were made by Florida-based Safariland, whose products have also been controversially used against asylum seekers at the U.S.-Mexico border.
August 1, 2008 -
One of my dogs recently had her regular check-up at our veterinarian's office, where despite my oft-stated concerns over pesticide safety I was convinced to buy an expensive product to keep fleas, ticks and mosquitoes at bay during this exceptionally buggy summer.
It's perfectly safe, the doctor assured me.
July 24, 2008 -
The Federal Emergency Management Agency yesterday asked a federal judge to dismiss it from lawsuits filed over the formaldehyde-contaminated trailers provided to families displaced by Hurricane Katrina.
August 31, 2007 -
Two years after Katrina, the Gulf Coast isn't a very safe place to live. The following is our final installment of The Katrina Index from our, Blueprint for Gulf Renewal: The Katrina Crisis and a Community Agenda for Action, released this week.