Validated Independent News stories (VINs) report information and perspective that the public has a right and need to know, but to which it has limited access. Before being posted as a VIN, each story undergoes evaluation by student researchers and faculty evaluators to determine that it is important, timely, fact-based, well documented, and under-reported in the corporate media. These VINs are candidates for inclusion among the top 25 stories in Project Censored’s annual book.
Hydraulic fracturing is the controversial practice of injecting water, sand, and chemicals under extreme pressure into wells, which fractures shale so that previously inaccessible natural gas can flow to the surface. In the past six decades, this method has delivered 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas to American consumers, but at a high cost. […]
Rising acid levels in oceans have become a huge threat to coral reefs and consequently the food security. Scientists claim nearly 1 billion people in the world depend on seafood as their main source of protein. The high acidity levels are due to the oceans absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The gradual climate […]
President Barack Obama exaggerated his administration’s track record on renewable energy during the 2012 campaign season. Obama claimed that the United States has doubled their use of renewable energy since he took office. He referred to the errant energy statistic in a rally at St. Petersburg College in Florida on September 9, 2012. Researchers have […]
Despite America being the forefront of the industrial revolution, it is quickly becoming the first “postindustrial” nation in the world. Even though our country produces an immense amount of material wealth, the rate of production is increasing at a very slow rate. One of the major causes of deindustrialization is the movement of factories from […]
The United States has moved the War on Drugs from its Mexican front to Central America. This past spring, the U.S. bolstered its total number of troops to 600 in Honduras under the name Joint Task Force Bravo. The U.S. military and DEA forces are applying counter-insurgency techniques, used in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the […]