Don't miss our inequality investigations

Sign up to receive our free Watchdog email newsletter, a weekly roundup from Public Integrity journalists.

Posted inEnvironment

As disease-bearing ticks head north, weak government response threatens public health

Maine’s invasion came early this year. In recent hotbeds of tick activity — from Scarborough to Belfast and Brewer — people say they spotted the eight-legged arachnid before spring. They noticed the ticks — which look like moving poppy seeds — encroaching on roads, beaches, playgrounds, cemeteries and library floors. They saw them clinging to […]