The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "atmospheric conditions" ...
This series analyzes the problems and failures of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. The center lacks funds and up-to-date instruments, and sometimes expensive equipment fails in severe weather conditions. The two hurricane hunter turboprop planes that belong to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are frequently unavailable to track hurricanes because they are diverted to other jobs that have little or nothing to do with weather.
Discover reports on the difficulties that modern meteorologists still face in predicting the weather. The story points to several examples of deadly storms in the recent decade, which have not been predicted until few minutes before they hit. The article reveals that weather service boasts with using "numerical weather modeling," said to be the best scientific achievement of the 20th century, but doesn't event track the accuracy of three-day forecasts.
Tags: tornados; winds; precipitation; storms; snow; blizzards; atmospheric conditions; National Weather Service Storm Prediction; National Hurricane Center; National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration; National Severe Storm Laboratory
This article investigates what happens "when dating becomes coercion" and finds that "in the intense atmosphere of an Internet start-up, the lines between work and play can become easily blurred." The story finds that most Internet companies are headed by men, and the writers and editors "wondered what conditions were contributing to this fact." They found that "the hardscrabble work/play environments gave men an advantage, which they often tried to capitalize on sexually."
New York (NY) Magazine takes a look at the conditions inside Rikers island prison. The powerful article chronicles the story of how the inmates run the jail and how correctional officers are frightened and intimidated by the inmates. The attempts by the Guiliani administration to cut funds to the prison system and to increase the number of inmates is not seen as an antidote by those who work in the system. Most officers liken the atmosphere within the prison to that of the 1990 situation in which inmates rioted; Rikers is seen as a bomb waiting to explode, Oct. 14, 1994
The New Yorker (NY) profiles the Chicago post office where hundreds upon thousands of pieces of undelivered mail were found. The bigger scandal was the amount and degree of stonewalling that people faced when they tried to get explanations for undelivered mail. The article chronicles the conditions and atmosphere that postal workers have to work in and the efoorts of one employee to change the way the post office worked. Oct. 24, 1994.