The fabric industry in Catawba County, North Carolina, was decimated by offshoring. Now it’s making a high-tech comeback, albeit with fewer employees.
The lucrative and polluting leather industry fled Gloversville, New York, for foreign shores when regulations set in, but its echoes are everywhere.
Pulitzer Center launches its newest e-book: To End Aids featuring stories, photographs and video by our grantees. Also included: a timeline, interactive maps, a glossary, and resources.
Using nuclear power to replace coal-based fossil fuel power plants worldwide by 2100 is technically possible. Whether this can actually be accomplished is a more complicated matter.
Does climate change really justify the support now being demanded by the nuclear industry?
Nuclear energy is needed to meet the goals of the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and the largest emitters of greenhouse gasses plan to use nuclear power in some way for the climate crisis.
Nuclear power advocates claim that nuclear power is essential for a low-carbon future, but critics say otherwise.
Nuclear power and its role in the ongoing dilemma of climate change.
Nuclear energy has an important role to play in combating climate change, but first the United States must address the safety and security concerns that come along with it.
Proponents of advanced nuclear reactors say they are essential to help stop heating the planet. Detractors say the advanced nuclear industry will never take off.
Can nuclear energy be much help when it comes to fighting climate change? Or have pro-nuclear energy forces greatly overstated their case?
MIT meteorologist Kerry Emanuel explains why he and three other American climate scientists have been outspoken about their support for ramping up nuclear power as a solution to climate change.
Can and should nuclear power play a significant role in combating climate change?
Why are people who were smuggled to the U.S. from a rural high school in China three decades ago now going back to China?
An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.
Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave of enthusiasm, as people feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.
U.S. administration defines Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace, yet allows millions in subsidized donations to help sustain them. How does it work? Investigative journalist Uri Blau digs deep.
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
This project investigates the important emerging political debate about whether or not nuclear power can reduce the threats posed by climate change.
As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?
Grantee Roger Thurow discusses his new book, "The First 1,000 Days."
Author Roger Thurow discusses the role of nutrition during the most important time in human development—from pregnancy through a child's second birthday.
Producer Kit R. Roane discusses the curious history and continuing legacy of the "Nuclear Winter," a Cold War theory that still resonates today.
Grantee Dan McCarey explains the importance of data visualization for practitioners in biostatistics and other quantitative fields.
With Pulitzer Center support, Jon Cohen is coordinating a package of video, print, and online stories on ending AIDS for Science, PBS NewsHour, BuzzFeed, and UCTV.
How is climate change challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies? And what happens when whale meat begins to spoil?
In his project, "The Life Equation," grantees Rob Tinworth and Miles O'Brien explore the concept of "big data" and the cost effectiveness of global health.
Eli Kintisch visited high Arctic sites in Siberia and Alaska to report on the tenuous state of the permafrost.
Ian James and Steve Elfers discuss their global investigation into groundwater depletion.
Uri Blau used U.S. and Israeli tax records to connect the dots between American tax-exempt charities and their Israeli beneficiaries operating over the Green Line.
Trying to make sense of Donald Trump's presidency, and of the world he leads, to an audience split between his supporters and critics.
Marvin Kalb spoke at the Cosmos Club about President Trump and his relationship with the American media.
Pulitzer Center grantees provide insights into the lives of refugees affected by United States' recent ban of migrants from seven countries.
Eighth-graders at Hardy Middle School learn the ins and outs of slow journalism.
This week: how immigrants are being mass incarcerated, cheap clothes for the U.S. means miserable conditions for Indian workers, and an impending genocide in South Sudan.
Winston-Salem Journal explores exhibition, part of the Pulitzer Center's NewsArts initiative.
This week: the brain's power to heal, Trump's impact on both sides of the Mexican boarder, and teen-aged girls who turn to jihadist radicalization.
New initiative explores the intersections between journalism and art through public events, art exhibitions, and educational outreach.
This week, a Syrian family finds shelter in Iowa, classrooms delve into "Fractured Lands," and student fellow Kent Wagner investigates the disappearing forests of Borneo.
Photographer uses double exposure portraits to tell the stories of indigenous Canadians placed in boarding schools to force their assimilation.
Grantees, student fellows, industry and education partners joined the Pulitzer Center team to celebrate our 10th anniversary on October 8, 2016.
This year, 31 Pulitzer Center student fellows traveled to 24 different countries to report. In October 2016, they met in Washington, D.C., to share their work.