The US State Department is effectively forcing some diplomat parents of children with special needs to serve overseas without them or leave the Foreign Service.
Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly pressing issue in the country's north, but one man is hoping to change that.
Almost 50 years after they were dropped, 80 million unexploded American bombs in Laos continue to kill and injure innocent civilians. Now, Lao people are working to find and destroy them.
The feminization of agriculture could mean healthier soil and forests, organic produce for urban markets, higher incomes for rural families.
Producing more efficient cookstoves has proved lucrative business for some, like Ken Chilewe.
The illegal charcoal business is driving deforestation—but also providing a source of income to thousands of Malawians in poverty.
Lung Ki spent his childhood in bitter darkness to survive the constant raining of American bombs.
Household air pollution causes over 13,000 deaths a year in Malawi—but it still can’t get on the country’s health agenda.
To collect firewood, Malawian women are traveling farther from home by the day as deforestation escalates – and this makes things harder at home, too
France's fact-based approach is often standard procedure in public health awareness campaigns, but on contentious or political topics, it can backfire.
Exposure to smoke produced by burning biomass fuels for cooking is "a leading environmental risk factor for death and disability in the world," according to the WHO.
Online platforms can help to steer emergency response and ensure money is well spent.
This morning, David Westphal and Geoffrey Cowan gave a press briefing at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to discuss their report "Public Policy and Funding the News." Westphal is executive in residence at the USC Annenberg School for Journalism and former Washington editor for McClatchy. Cowan is dean emeritus at Annenberg.
Tonight, ABC's 20/20 will air the Pulitzer Center supported reporting project by journalists Dane Liu and Carmen Russell on child slavery in Haiti.
William Wheeler was honored in Copenhagen, while the UN held its climate change conference, with an Earth Journalism Award for "The Water's Edge," exploring the water crisis in South Asia. The Orange County Register features an interview with him on his climate change work.
Sean Gallagher tasted sand as he focused his camera lens on a masked man who had emerged suddenly from the bright orange cloud that enveloped both of them. Unable to see more than a few yards in front of himself, Mr. Gallagher pressed the shutter and the man disappeared into the sandstorm, as if he had been an apparition.
A key feature of the Pulitzer Center's upcoming web portal on climate change is Daniel Grossman's reporting from Bangladesh on how rising sea levels threaten this South Asian country.
Yesterday Grossman had a piece run on PRI's The World, looking at the ways in which Bangladesh is experimenting with protecting itself. Among the experiments -- using floods to prevent floods.
See the piece as it ran at www.theworld.org
Pulitzer Center grantee Meredith May receives an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her work on the project "Olga's Girls," which tells the story of indentured servants in Nepal.
Sean Gallagher won Magnum photographer David Alan Harvey's first Emerging Photographer Fund in 2008, and used the prize to travel to China to photograph the devastating effects of desertification on the most populous country on earth. Since then he has also received grant money to continue his work from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Recently, he even managed to slip into North Korea, disguised as a tourist.
I've been following Sean's progress through his many blogs – his own, one on Resolve and one for the Pulitzer Centre.
Pulitzer Center grantee Mary Wiltenburg talks about her work for Christian Science Monitor on “Little Bill Clinton,” a refugee displaced by the conflicts in Congo and Rwanda, currently living in Atlanta, Georgia.
Nine-year-old Ely Kleinsmith knows that water and sanitation are issues that affect us all -- and that it's up to each of us to insure that everyone in the world has access to these resources that too many of us take for granted. What Ely has done, in his hometown of Solon, Iowa, is to found a Water Club aimed at raising awareness, and attract funding, for water-related programs in Haiti.
GlobalGiving will host a screening of a video from the Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, "Olga's Girls."
A story from the St. Louis-Post Dispatch covered a classroom visit by Meredith May, in which she told high school students about the Pulitzer Center-sponsored reporting project "Olga's Girls."