Visiting Monterrey, Mexico, on election day, Louie Palu gets a behind-the-scenes look at the aftermath of drug-related violence.
The paper industry once employed thousands of people across the state of Wisconsin. Now, mills are closing.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents conduct vehicle searches, monitor video surveillance, and check for invasive species of insects at ports of entry in Laredo, Texas.
U.S. customs officers in Laredo, Texas, have found harmful insects in flower shipments and drugs hidden in frozen squid. As one officer says, their job is to catch “drugs, thugs and bugs.”
This audio slideshow explores security, trade, immigration, drug trafficking and organized crime along the U.S.- Mexico border.
Intersection of health and human rights key for first Campus Consortium student reporting fellow from Boston University.
Mitch Teich interviews John Schmid about his reporting on how China has helped speed the demise of Wisconsin's paper-making economy.
In the last decade China has tripled its paper production and overtaken the U.S. as the world’s biggest papermaker.
For generations, Wisconsin paper mills thrived on a tight local loop--from forest to mill to printer and often back to the mill to be recycled. Learn what happens when the loop goes global.
Despite what may seem like divergent interests between the paper industry and environmental groups, the environmental and economic benefits of trees intersect.
Paper is analog, offline and as old as civilization. But as the paper industry globalized, it heightened US-China frictions, infuriated environmentalists and cast US competitiveness in a new light.
After it shut down in 2006, logger Butch Johnson bought the paper mill in Park Falls and reopened it as Flambeau River Papers, saving the jobs of about 300 employees.