Robert Benincasa appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
A new study links the epidemic of severe lung disease among coal miners to toxic silica dust. The findings echo a 2018 investigation by NPR and the PBS show Frontline.
Saturday, December 18, 2021
Investors and companies are swooping in to buy mobile home parks. They raise fees and rents, and evict people who can't pay — using billions of dollars' worth of low interest, government-backed loans.
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Heat has killed hundreds of workers in the U.S., many in construction or agriculture, an investigation by NPR and Columbia Journalism Investigations found. Federal standards might have prevented them.
Tuesday, July 13, 2021
Landfills are among the nation's largest sources of methane, a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide. But accurately measuring methane is a major challenge to reducing it.
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
A recent government report called the mine safety standard regulating deadly silica dust "out of date," and difficult to enforce. The Biden administration may finally change that standard.
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
Most of the largest civil settlements for police killings were in liberal areas in the year after the Ferguson unrest. Now, lawyers say current protests are hardening political divisions on policing.
Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Seven multi-million-dollar contracts are at the center of a House subcommittee probe. Investigators say the companies lacked experience and some had political connections to the Trump administration.
Monday, July 06, 2020
The small business sectors that received the largest share of federal loans from the coronavirus relief package known as PPP include restaurants, doctors' offices, car dealerships and law firms.
Tuesday, June 09, 2020
In the government's hurried pandemic response, more than 250 companies, some with little or no medical supply experience, got contracts worth more than $1 million without fully competitive bidding.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Car traffic took a big dip beginning in late March, and headlines celebrated clean air around the U.S. But an NPR analysis of EPA data tells a more troubling story.
Friday, May 08, 2020
Faced with lost revenue from canceled elective procedures, hospitals laid off 1.4 million health care workers in April, including nearly 135,000 from hospitals.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
In an analysis of 78 nursing homes in New York where six or more residents have died from COVID-19, NPR found nursing homes with more people of color were more likely to have more deaths.
Monday, April 20, 2020
Many businesses have struggled to get any money from the Paycheck Protection Program. But a company owned by a prominent Chicago family received a $5.5 million loan.
Monday, April 13, 2020
On March 13, President Trump promised to mobilize private and public resources to respond to the coronavirus. NPR followed up on each promise and found little action had been taken.
Friday, April 03, 2020
Coal mining companies linked to billionaire Gov. Jim Justice and his family have agreed to pay the government more than $5 million in delinquent mine safety fines.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
An NPR analysis of the nation's 100,000 ICU beds finds some communities can accommodate far more critically ill patients than others, signaling potential disparities in care in the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Companies that sell dogs trained to sniff out life-threatening changes in blood sugar for people with diabetes have faced lawsuits or complaints from some of their customers.
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
An international endangered species treaty that placed trade restrictions on rosewood is poised to exempt musical instruments from the regulations.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
A Labor Department audit found no correlation between the federal system that fines mining companies for unsafe conditions and safety in mining operations.
Wednesday, March 06, 2019
In Bound Brook, N.J., developers want to take advantage of a new taxpayer-funded flood control system to attract young professionals, but this could make the town unaffordable for current residents.