Amy Martyn is a writer and reporter who lives in Texas with her husband and dog. When she is not writing, reading or investigating, she is on her bicycle, running or on good days taking a road trip somewhere.
Feds end consumer measure that earned wrath of payday lenders, Republicans and sex industry8/21/2017
The Trump administration says the banking policy allowed the feds to target merchants for political reasons
Beverage industry lobbies for more bottled water at national parks amid attempts to curb plastic waste8/18/2017
The Park Service says that national parks can't stop concession providers from selling bottled water.
Ghost in the Engine: Cabbies, engineers, dying whistle-blower say unintended acceleration is real8/18/2017
Real-life experiences of professional drivers mirror ignored warnings from engineers of cars that take off by themselves
Federal government rethinks stance that a potent new class of herbicides is 'safe for everyone'8/16/2017
Farmers say their livelihoods are at risk from an agricultural chemical that is killing their crops
Hyundai says runaway vehicle complaints are simply "pedal misapplication"
The federal government is clearing hurdles for a genetically modified eucalyptus tree to flourish.
California sees a new campaign for home and building owners to stop using natural gas
Energy companies have a chance of drilling or mining on more public land under a friendlier administration
Prius braking can be activated by steel plates, metal barriers, other commonplace objects
Otto Warmbier's death has prompted the North Korean tourism industry to stop accepting Americans
'Gareth was pretty much blind drunk the whole time we were in the country,' says one tourist
At the end of his trip with Young Pioneer Tours, Warmbier was arrested and later imprisoned. Doctors now say he suffers from brain damage
Koua Fong Lee's Camry was not included in Toyota's sudden acceleration recall, but Lee insisted that his car did exactly that
China's demand for an exotic fish bladder is driving a rare breed of porpoise to extinction
Even corporations that plan to burn more fossil fuel are critical of President Trump's decision to leave the Paris climate agreement.
Police have arrested dozens of anti-pipeline protesters and even filed federal charges against some
Silicon Valley is taking credit for "disrupting" Big Mattress with a sales gimmick that was actually developed by an 84-year-old Tennessee welder
Nurses are demanding that lawmakers bring single-payer health care to the United States
Despite exclusivity, Sanofi makes no promises about price or availability
The way that turtles respond to a common chemical has disturbing implications for people