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Papua New Guinea

Can Sea Life Adapt?

For a glimpse of how nature might — or might not — adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly “hedgehog of the sea.”

Papua New Guinea: The Gas Boom

A project run by ExxonMobil to supply China and Japan with liquefied gas for the next 30 years is changing life in Papua New Guinea with wildly inequitable results for local people.

Modern Life in Papua New Guinea

Exxon Mobil's natural gas project in Papua New Guinea could be a blessing for the economy or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of tribal lands.

August 25, 2015

The Dream of REDD

Sam Knight

Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?

September 13, 2013

Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn

Craig Welch, Steve Ringman

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.

October 21, 2012

Papua New Guinea: Exxon Mobil's Gas Project

Céline Rouzet

Is Exxon Mobil's natural gas project a heaven-sent opportunity to boost Papua New Guinea’s GDP, or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of the land that will be affected?

November 06, 2008

The Next Wave: Climate Refugees in the South Pacific

Jennifer Redfearn

Climate change is threatening to displace 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret Atoll in the South Pacific. Their stories are the main topic explored in the Academy Award®-nominated film Sun Come Up.

This Week in Review: Salvation or Doom?

Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Exxon Mobil’s multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas project in Papua New Guinea.

The Financial Challenges Behind Making an Oscar-Nominated Documentary

Pulitzer Center grantee Jennifer Redfearn discusses the financial challenges of making her Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up to Business Insider's: The Wire.

With the Pulitzer Center's support, Redfearn and co-producer Tim Metzger traveled to the Carteret Islands to tell the story of some of the world's first climate change refugees.

Heat of the Moment: Global Gateway in St. Louis

In January 2010, Pulitzer-sponsored journalists Jennifer Redfearn, William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard visited more than fifteen middle and high schools and three universities in the St. Louis area. They spoke about their experiences reporting on the issues surrounding climate change in the Carteret Islands and South Asia, respectively. Their discussions with the students ranged from the environmental, social, and political implications of climate change, to the technical and educational sides of a career in journalism, to news literacy and the changing media landscape.

Museum of Current Crises

This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.