| Apr 1, 2010
On a rainy afternoon in a cramped trailer, the five homemakers listened as state officials with clipboards asked personal questions: Did they or their husbands smoke, drink or take illicit drugs? Had they been exposed to pesticides or other toxic...
| Mar 25, 1989
MOSCOW -- Angered by the reported leakage of radioactive gases after the Soviet Union's two most recent underground nuclear tests, a new movement led by writers, artists, physicians and scientists in the Soviet republic of Kazakhstan is seeking an...
| Dec 8, 2009
When environmental activists began a survey of birth defects in this small migrant farming town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the results were alarming.
Approximately 20 babies were born here during the 14 months beginning in September...
| Mar 19, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been called many things during his 22-year Senate career, but the name that sticks when the issue of nuclear power comes up is "NIMBY." That's because Reid has fought tirelessly to block construction of a...
| Feb 14, 2010
About a Mountain
W.W. Norton: 236 pp., $23.95
At the end of his exquisite new book, "About a Mountain," John D'Agata acknowledges that things are not exactly as they seem. "Although the narrative of this essay," he writes, "suggests that...
| Apr 3, 2011
For days on end, 23-year-old Hiraku Sato and a co-worker toiled in their pharmacy in Tagajo City, picking through hundreds of small containers of vitamin drinks, aspirin and other medicines that were flung to the four corners of their shop when ocean...
| Aug 17, 2010
This is the story of Dav Pilkey. Pilkey is the guy on the right with the wild hair and fake beard. Lily is the small dog on the left with the green dinosaur suit. Remember that now!
Though Lily may require an introduction, Pilkey most likely does not....
| Aug 16, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has powered his political career on the largesse of donors like Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who gave the governor $1.12 million in recent years.
And donors like Simmons have found the rewards to be mutual, reaping benefits...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:02 PM
When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns.
Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...