Foreign supermarkets and discount chains are popping up throughout Bucharest making it difficult for local vendors too eke out a living.
Supermarket chain owned by one of Germany’s wealthiest families lent money over past decade by World Bank and others as it expands into eastern Europe.
Kuyalnik Estuary is a large brackish lake on the outskirts of Odessa, Ukraine, and home to one of the country's oldest sanatoriums. Today it is on the brink of environmental disaster.
On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.
The Rosia Montana mine is one of the oldest mines in the world, but now it threatens to destroy the ancient village it long ago built.
The Romanian government is eager for investment from international mining companies, but local residents in a historic mining town fear an environmental disaster.
Remus Cenusa is one of the last 40 residents in a Romanian village who is refusing a resettlement offer from Rosia Montana Gold Corporation. The beekeeper wants to remain under the buzz of his bees.
An ancient Romanian mining town is wary of losing its historical roots to a large-scale open pit mine.
Eugen David, a farmer in Rosia Montana, refuses to sell out to corporate interests who want to build the world's largest open-pit gold mine on his land.
In Romania, the Rosia Montana Gold Corporation plans to begin a large-scale mining operation. The operation will likely mean the end of the Transylvanian town that has occupied this site for centuries.
Rosia Montana has a long tradition of mining that stretches back more than 2,000 years, but a new open-pit gold mining site would destroy original mining tunnels and limit archaeological research.
The Black Sea region has become the focus of heated geopolitical contention, but local environmental issues remain underreported and poorly understood.
Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.
The Pulitzer Center staff share favorite images from 2015.
Governments and aid organizations routinely earmark billions of dollars for overseas aid. Could "privatized" forms of aid prevent that money from going to waste?
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
The Pulitzer Center staff share their favorite photos from 2012.
Dimiter Kenarov and Nadia Shira Cohen's Pulitzer Center project "Toxic Europe" is highlighted on the Nieman Reports home page.