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Fuelling a Mega-Fire on the Iberian Peninsula

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

CÁCERES – The Fuelling a Mega Fire report is intended to help build a new understanding of mega fires and the structural causes accommodating them.

Anglo_Italian Job: Leonardo, AgustaWestland and Corruption in Indonesia

  • Armed conflict
  • Corruption

ITALY - In 2015, in Indonesia, the Corruption Eradication Commission (Kpk) conducted an investigation into the purchase of an AW101 helicopter from AgustaWestland, now part of Leonardo Spa.

Fabio Papetti

Build Back Better? 10 Years After Typhoon Haiyan

TACLOBAN - Almost a decade after typhoon Yolanda devastated parts of the Philippines in 2023, no less than Tacloban City’s own mayor has said that 70% of the houses given to Yolanda survivors by the government are “substandard.”

philippines 10 years later typhoon

Carmakers strike back: How they lobbied down new EU emissions rules

  • Corruption
  • Industry

BRUSSELS – A team of investigative journalists led by Voxeurop carried out a cross-border investigation into how the European automotive industry lobby managed to weaken the Euro 7 regulation on new motor vehicle emissions standards.

Thirsty Europe: How Communities Cope with Increasing Droughts

  • Cities
  • Environment

TYROL - As a result of climate change, droughts are on the rise in Europe and local and national governments are preparing for increasingly dry years. 

Teseo LaMarca

Ground Control: Investigating Land ownership in European capitals

  • Corruption
  • Social affairs

EUROPE - Affordable housing is becoming scarce in European cities. 

Gaby Khazalová

Intensive Dairy Farming: Increasing Water Pollution

  • Agriculture
  • Environment

BRUSSELS — Some EU members states are still allowed to apply high levels of nitrogen to grassland, despite the long-adopted EU’s Water Framework Directive. The investigation contrasts the status of surface water in Ireland, where it is the case, and Italy, and reveals the impact of intensive dairy agriculture on aquatic life.

Increasing Water Pollution

Hunting in Malta: The ‘way of life’ that robs the rest of Europe

  • Corruption
  • Environment

GOZO – A year-long collaborative investigation by The Shift and environmental journalist Thomas Krumenacker has established a pattern of vote-buying politics favouring the Maltese hunting lobby and directly leading to the degradation of endangered and at-risk bird species hunted in Malta both legally and illegally.

Deforestation and Hydropower Plants: Damage for Europe's Blue Heart

  • Energy
  • Environment

SKOPJE / TIRANA - Forests and rivers of Albania and North Macedonia have been exploited for years. These two countries, located in the Western Balkans, have amazing ecosystems and biodiversity, with plenty of endemic tree species and rivers with abundance of water. But natural resources in the region are often seen as a very good source for making profit, mainly by businessmen with a strong political support.

Deforestation in Albania and hydropower in Macedonia

Stranded: Impact of Asbestos in Maritime Industry

  • Environment
  • Healthcare
  • Industry

ALIAĞA – Asbestos, that is especially hard to track in ships, often causes lung cancer, mesothelioma and asbestosis. The team investigated several shipbreaking yards, including Kılıçlar in Turkey, where workers are exposed to the deadly substance without adequate protection. 

asbestos in ships