Minnesota’s Iron Range Likes Its Miners. A Deadly Brazil Disaster Is Giving It Pause.

Mine-waste dams around the world have drawn new scrutiny after a collapse in Brazil this year killed hundreds. Miners have spent months and millions of dollars re-evaluating the structures, while investors have worked to scrub portfolios and publicize potential risk. … Read more…

A Proposal To Make It Harder For Kids To Skip Vaccines Gives Powerful Voices Pause

As California lawmakers attempt to tighten the rules on childhood vaccinations, they’re getting pushback from unexpected quarters: high-profile officials who support vaccines. In the past few weeks, Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and the members of the Medical Board of California … Read more…