In Indonesia—and around the world—the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining has tragic health consequences.
Indigenous people in Costa Rica and Panama face a grave danger to their culture, traditions and well-being: non-indigenous peoples are coming in and illegally deforesting their land.
An abundance of evidence points to mercury use in Indonesian gold fields as the cause of birth defects and other clusters of "uncommon diseases."
The Angolan government has a strong PR presence. Do you buy it?
In October 2014, Ghanaian workers at MODEC, a general contracting company, demonstrated against pay discrimination and were fired. Is this indicative of a larger trend within the entire industry?
Fishing communities have been a major part of Ghanaian culture for centuries. Today, fishermen face serious challenges following the discovery of oil along Ghana's coast.
Expectations for the Ghanaian oil industry were high when the resource was discovered in 2007, yet most Ghanaians have not yet seen the benefits of the industry's presence.
Fatal Extraction is the story of Australian mining’s vast but rarely-examined social and environmental footprint in Africa.
When South African police opened fire on striking miners at Marikana in 2012, the world saw an ugly side of the country's leadership. Can post-apartheid South Africa claim "liberation?"
Jack Shenker and Jason Larkin produced "Platinum" to reach the people in South Africa's platinum belt whose experiences and political struggles formed the basis of their reporting.
A young girl in Indonesia lives with the effects of an "uncommon disease"—mercury intoxication from gold mining pollution near her home.
A corruption scandal is toppling Brazil's political and economic elite. Angola is left to deal with the mess.
"We will illuminate dark places and, with a deep sense of responsibility, interpret these troubled times."
JOSEPH PULITZER III (1913-1993)