When looking at the beautiful beaches on Pacific islands, it's hard to imagine the devastation and destruction deep sea mining will have on the ocean. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Pacific Islands, 2016.
December 14, 2016 / Untold Stories by Sarah Fahmy

The deep sea is dark, cold and mysterious and only 95 percent of the ocean has been explored. Yet, the deep sea is already a target for mineral mining that will destroy everything in its wake.

This huge species of cnidarian in the genus Relicanthus with 8-foot long tentacles has attached itself to a dead sponge stalk on a polymetallic nodule in the CCZ. Image by Diva Amon and Craig Smith.
December 7, 2016 / Nautilus by Sarah Fahmy

Mineral mining prospects in the deep sea are piquing the world's interests as countries are staking claims in the sea bed. But what will the effects of deep sea mining be?

Sulfide and crust mining may have unforeseen environmental effects that will damage life on Pacific Islands. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Papua New Guinea, 2016.
December 7, 2016 / Untold Stories by Sarah Fahmy

Will corporate interests and our modern way of life damage the people and nature on Pacific Islands? What effects will mining for metals off the coast of Papua New Guinea and other countries have?

A dive into the deep sea illuminates a world full of possibilities for both discoveries of extraordinary life and opportunities for exploitation. Image by Sarah Fahmy. Hawaii, 2016.
December 7, 2016 by Sarah Fahmy

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?

A young girl carries scavenged coal from the bottom of the Alkusha Coalfield.
December 2, 2016 / Untold Stories by Larry C. Price

In the tiny Indian village of Ganshadih, women and young girls dodge underground fire to scavenge meager bits of coal from India's largest open-pit mine.

Climate experts fear catastrophe unless the world grapples with global warming without delay. Image by Daniel Grossman. 2016.
November 11, 2016 / WBUR by Dan Grossman

Negotiators in Morocco are ironing out the details of the Paris climate agreement—and they're coming to grips with what a Trump presidency might mean for it.

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.