An NTCL barge and tug on the Mackenzie River. Image by Brian Castner. Canada's Northwest Territories, 2016.
October 19, 2016 / Untold Stories by Brian Castner

After 80 years of service, the Mackenzie River barges succumb to changing economics and climate.

Wilfred Jackson at home
October 13, 2016 / The Atlantic by Brian Castner

They can see the global culture via satellite television, but cannot touch it, except to purchase the veneer on Amazon.

A woman in one of the two last remaining homes in a village emptied out before the dam was raised. Their old brick house was narrowly, spared. And so, while most of the villagers were sent away to relocation sites, they were told to simply stay in what they now describe as a “ghost village.” Today they have less farmland, as their fields were partially submerged – and less company. “Everyone else is gone, and we are so lonely here.”  Image by Sharron Lovell. China, 2016.
October 11, 2016 / Atavist by Sharron Lovell

What China’s enormous water transfer means for those left behind.

Jonas Antoine at the site of the Enbridge pipeline spill. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
October 9, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

Will low gas prices and environmental concerns finally put to bed plans for Canada's "greatest construction project ever?"

Peru is among many countries undergoing rapid aging, with the proportion of the population over the age of 60 projected to rise from 9.2 percent in 2014 to 22.7 percent in 2050. Advances in medicine, improvements in sanitation and economic prosperity have led to longer life expectancies, while family planning has resulted in falling birth rates across the globe. In low and middle-income families, rapid aging can be a double-edged sword due to limited resource availability, deteriorating family support and i
October 5, 2016 / Viewfind by Jordan Roth, kem knapp sawyer

Pulitzer Center student fellows travel the world to report on issues that affect us all—telling stories that might otherwise go untold. This exhibit features selected work by student fellows, shot on...

The town of Inuvik, from the Mackenzie River
September 18, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The Mackenzie Delta held melting permafrost, cold cellars that won't stay cold, and, for one day at least, the warmest beach in Canada.

Teresa Chilkowich, of Arctic Energy Alliance, in front of the new solar panel in Jean Marie River. Image by Jean Marie River First Nation. Canada, 2016.
September 15, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The tricky balance of diesel and solar in Canada's far north.

Wildflowers cover the scars of a forest fire near Jean Marie River, NWT. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

Jim Thomasson sets fires for a living. The biggest, nastiest, hottest fires he can, and then he lets them burn. "Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”

The river bank downstream of Fort Simpson is mostly squishy silt. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 13, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

The town of Fort Simpson sits on a mound of silt, and the grinding ice, melting ever-quicker from climate change, will eventually sweep it away.

Brian Castner paddled the 1125 mile Mackenzie River in this canoe to report on climate change. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 12, 2016 by Brian Castner

What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.

The 24th annual Dehcho First Nation Assembly in Jean Marie River
September 12, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE by Brian Castner

If you want to know what our continent’s Arctic coast looks like, Google Street View isn’t much help.

A worker sorts “wet blue” leather in a small tannery in Kanpur. Image by George Black. India, 2015.
July 20, 2016 / Untold Stories by George Black

George Black has traveled from one end of the Ganges to the other. Along the way he has found industrial cities, pilgrimage centers, and tangled mangrove forests.