Published: Tue, 12 Apr 2016 21:29:46 GMT Video shows a horde of seals off Chatham - A Norwell man has taken stunning video of the horde of seals that has taken up residence on Monomoy Island, the seal haven off Chatham at the outer elbow of Cape Cod... [read more]
Published: Fri, 14 Jun 2019 16:55:25 +0000 United Nations Agency Criticizes Carbon Offsets -
by Lisa Song
The United Nations drew attention this week for an article published by its environment program that criticized carbon offsets, a strategy the UN has supported for two decades. The headline: â€śCarbon offsets are not our get-out-of-jail free card.â€ť
It came three weeks after ProPublica published a widely discussed investigation into how offsets related to forest preservation have not prov... [read more]
Published: Thu, 13 Jun 2019 12:00:00 +0000 There Has Been an Explosion of Homicides in Californiaâ€™s County Jails. Hereâ€™s Why. -
by Jason Pohl, The Sacramento Bee, and Ryan Gabrielson, ProPublica
Deadly violence has surged in county jails across California since the state began sending thousands of inmates to local lockups instead of prisons, the result of a dramatic criminal justice transformation that left many sheriffs ill-equipped to handle a new and dangerous population.
Since 2011, when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered Calif... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Wasted Funds, Destroyed Property: How Sheriffs Undermined Their Successors After Losing Reelection -
by Connor Sheets, AL.com
Shortly after Phil Sims became the sheriff of Marshall County, Alabama, at 12 a.m. on Jan. 14, he found a cardboard box in a storage closet containing five government-issued smartphones, each with multiple holes drilled clear through them.
It was the first time Sims had been allowed to enter the sheriffâ€™s office, a red-brick building overlooking Lake Guntersville, a foggy bas... [read more]
Published: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 11:00:00 +0000 How Nine Sheriffs Who Lost Reelection Made Life Harder for Their Successors -
by Connor Sheets, AL.com
Last year, 10 Alabama sheriffs lost their reelection campaigns. Afterward, nine of them took steps that their successors say negatively affected their ability to perform their new jobs.
Some of the new sheriffs, who took office on Jan. 14, accused their predecessors of pocketing sheriffâ€™s office funds or purchasing thousands of dollars of items the new sheriffs described as w... [read more]