One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of its moisture. Now, the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing their boggy nature—and enjoying the pasta.
One-size-fits-all agriculture has robbed Indonesia’s peatlands of their moisture. Now the country is working to restore these historic swamps by embracing rather than fighting their boggy nature.
Palm oil is a multibillion-dollar industry for Indonesia. But the people responsible for its production are not the ones reaping the riches.
The peat swamp forests of Borneo are the site of a failed agricultural experiment. As indigenous people lost their livelihood, carbon poured into the atmosphere.
How do Muslim-majority countries incorporate Islam into their foreign policies? Pulitzer Center Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan moderates a discussion at the Brookings Institution to discuss this issue.
Climate change is forcing people in rural Indonesia to move abroad to Malaysia, a top destination for Indonesian migrant workers. However, global warming is causing another problem for Indonesia — human trafficking.
Palm oil is used in food and cosmetics, and palm plantations are a major agricultural activity in Indonesia. Yet it is having a negative environmental impact on the country.
One of Indonesia’s biggest agricultural industries is also one of its filthiest. A visit to the palm-oil plantations and the people whose lives are shaped by this demanding crop.
Indonesia's most conservative province seems to have drawn a line in the sand to protect its traditional Islamic culture from Salafi inroads.
As Indonesia’s Shia minorities face growing intolerance, Iran has provided support, while Saudi Arabia backs the Sunni majority.
Sand is the key ingredient that makes modern life possible. And we are starting to run out. Vince Beiser talks about the crisis with Morning Edition's David Greene.
How have such bad laws gotten on the books in Muslim countries? It's complicated.
Climate change, deforestation, and palm oil production are contributing to an increase in human trafficking in Indonesia.
Indonesia is repairing a vast peatland damaged in an ill-fated agricultural project. Peat breakdown creates CO2, worsening climate change. In Peru, scientists say a peatland there might be at risk.
Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.
Palm oil—a product that appears in candy bars, cereal, and cosmetics—is a product the world needs. But can it be produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner?
A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
Pulitzer Center grantees present their reporting at the International Conference on Family Planning 2016.
As illegal resource extraction spreads, the journalists who report on it often pay with their lives.
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, explosive growth and rapid modernization test religious belief and attitudes toward family planning.
Profitable as it is for multi-national companies, palm oil is extracted at a heavy social and environmental cost, making it one of the most controversial commodities in the world.
Photojournalist Xyza Cruz Bacani discusses climate refugees in Indonesia who become vulnerable to exploitation by human traffickers.
Learn more about Krithika Varagur's reporting project on Salafism in Southeast Asia and how Saudi Arabia and Gulf countries have systematically spread Salafi Islam, an austere strain of Sunni Islam.
The Financial Times' Michael Peel talks about his reporting in Myanmar as part of a special FT series, 'The Great Land Rush.'
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks about the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining.
Reporter Craig Welch shares his reporting from Indonesia on a community threatened by climate change and ocean acidification.
Student Fellow Kent Wagner's film is being nominated for the Television Academy Foundation's 39th College Television Award for Non-Fiction/Reality.
Meet the next generation of global changemakers: our contest winners are profiled here, and receive congratulatory videos from journalists reporting on their letters' focal areas.
Pulitzer Center Student Fellows are chosen as three regional winners and one finalist for the Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Awards.
This week: unregulated textile factories across Asia, a Somali migrant profiled, Jon Sawyer and Marvin Kalb dissect Trump and the media.
Gold mining in Indonesia leaves a toxic trail across generations.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
A race for the world's most coveted resource.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
The world wants gold. In developing countries like the Philippines and Indonesia families struggle to survive. The result? Children and teens toiling in the mines, risking mercury and cyanide poisonin
Seattle Times, journalists recognized for reporting excellence "stunning multimedia investigation of the consequences of worldwide ocean acidification."
Award-winning Pulitzer Center-supported Seattle Times reporting stretched from Pacific Northwest to the South Pacific.
This group of lessons explores the interplay between religion and power. Students evaluate the degree to which religious forces impact the strength of a country's democratic institutions.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
Explore reporting projects related to child labor.
Discuss the potential ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement on labor rights.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be used.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
Students investigate educational resources about the safety of pedestrians in developing countries and design mock letters to politicians in charge of roads in a developing country.
Students explore the concept of journalistic objectivity and use evidence from articles about land rights in Ethiopia, Indonesia and Myanmar to debate how a country’s natural resources should be...
Students are asked to discuss the articles about Zika virus and answer comprehension questions. Students can also engage in extension activities conducting a deeper analysis of Zika media coverage.