A snapshot of global corruption at the start of 2017.
- While Brazil's corruption scandal engulfs Latin America, Olympics stadiums get vandalized. Updated Feb 15, 2017 ago
- The death of a Korean businessman slowed Duterte's killing spree.
- Trump is still embarrassingly connected to his businesses. Here's an overview of his most environmentally hazardous properties.
An anti-corruption lesson from Nigeria, of all places: To inspire whistleblowers, offer cash.
Lai Mohammed, Nigeria’s minister of information, says the whistle-blowing policy has led to the recovery of over $180 million from various corrupt individuals. To report corruption, whistle-blowers need to provide key information via a secure online portal. Offenses that can be reported include mismanagement of public funds and assets, violation of financial regulations, solicitation of bribes, and manipulating data and records. When tips lead to the successful recovery of ill-gotten funds, whistle-blowers are entitled to “between 2.5-5% of amount recovered.” The ministry of finance also promises whistle-blowers that “confidentiality will be maintained to the fullest extent possible within the limitations of the law.”
- Judge Nicole Chung concludes the quarterfinals with a difficult decision between two widely loved books. Updated 2d ago
- Alliteration, playful crows, and much insight in Miranda Popkey's terrific assessment of Thursday's contenders.
- Photographs from across the country of the Great American Librar(ies).
- "Will Putin expose the failings of American democracy or will he inadvertently expose the strength of American democracy?" Updated 3w ago
- Wilbur Ross just wanted to make some money in ethically gray areas (that should've prevented him from taking office).
- Jeff Sessions's spokeswoman can't help but continue to lie.
- Trump's assault on the environment begins with American headwaters. Updated 3w ago
- Don't just blame the oil companies for destroying the oceans—blame sushi restaurants.
- Nothing escapes the deepest trenches of the ocean floor. Not light, not nutrients, not pollutants.
- Crickets are your new favorite sustainable food source—but they may not have enough protein to feed us all. Updated 3w ago
- Attention, Earthlings: The fate of your planet hinges on the success of the Impossible Burger.
- Study finds that Subway's "chicken" meat is only half chicken.