Projects

Launched July 5, 2018 Tomas Woodall Posada
How have local volunteers mobilized and aided Puerto Rican communities after Hurricane Maria?
Launched July 5, 2018 Siddharthya Roy
Siddharthya Roy travels to Bangladesh and files a series of reports documenting the many threads of political turmoil and violence that have gripped the delta nation.
Launched July 5, 2018 Kiley Price
As development increases across Thailand, so do deforestation and pollution. Activist Buddhist monks have stepped up as champions for the environment through ritual and advocacy.
Launched July 5, 2018 Sylvia Varnham O’Regan
New Zealanders make up the largest group of people inside Australian detention centers, and hundreds have been deported in recent years—an issue that’s causing mounting social and political tensions.
Launched July 5, 2018 Marissa Evans
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
Launched July 2, 2018 Felipe Luna, Michael Snyder
The arrival of a monster has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
Launched June 28, 2018 Texas Tribune Staff
The Texas Tribune is shining a bright light on the U.S.-Mexico border in the aftermath of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents.
Launched June 28, 2018 Lucian Perkins
During World War II, a French village helped Jews escape the Nazis at great peril. Today, as the world turns its back on refugees, they welcome them. We explore why.
Launched June 25, 2018 Brooke Jarvis
Eighty years after its official extinction, the thylacine is still "spotted" regularly. This article will explore what the phenomenon tells us about extinction and guilt, nature and resilience.
Launched June 21, 2018 Lizzie Wade
After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.
Launched June 19, 2018 Jake Naughton, Aarti Singh
What happens when a country takes a huge and unexpected step backwards? India decriminalized homosexuality in 2009, then made it illegal again in 2013. Now, untold LGBTQ Indians are living in limbo.
Launched June 16, 2018 Simona Foltyn
The war against ISIS in Iraq is officially over. Now the government faces another momentous task: It must bring those responsible to account.
Launched June 15, 2018 Annalisa Merelli
How paying 14 girls to attend schools boosted an entire economics ecosystem in rural Uttar Pradesh, India.
Launched June 11, 2018 Jon Cohen, William Brangham
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.    
Launched June 7, 2018 Brian Cassey, Martin Enserink
A young Catalan physician-scientist working on a remote island in Papua New Guinea has single-handedly revived the old quest to eradicate yaws, a disfiguring skin and bone disease.
Launched May 20, 2018 Olivia Sohr
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
Launched May 17, 2018 Marcia Biggs, Javier Manzano
As the conflict in Yemen enters its fourth year, PBS NewsHour's Marcia Biggs travels to the Middle East's poorest nation to report on what the U.N. is calling the "world's worst humanitarian crisis."
Launched May 15, 2018 Lacy Jane Roberts, Luisa Conlon
After losing his mother and four siblings in a bombing that left him injured, Syrian teenager Ibraheem Sarhan and his father make a new life for themselves in Winnipeg, Canada.
Launched May 15, 2018 Argentina Maria-Vanderhorst
After almost four decades, the one-child policy that controlled women reproductive rights in China ended in 2015. The government is now targeting women to have more than one child.
Launched May 9, 2018 Tom Gardner, Charlie Rosser
A new railway embodies the high modernist aspirations of the Ethiopian government. But a journey from Addis Ababa to the coast reveals the often painful consequences of a grand infrastructure drive.
Launched May 7, 2018 Maggie Michael, Maad Al-Zekri
A war fought in the name of the Yemeni people has exposed dirty deals by all parties to the conflict, including U.S. allies, and pushed the nation to the brink of famine.
Launched May 3, 2018 Simon Ostrovsky, Zach Fannin
More than 3 million people in the US live in extreme poverty, according to the UN. These people aren't just poor by US standards; these people are poor by the standards of developing nations, as well.
Launched May 1, 2018 Sara Reardon, Adam Levy
After more than 50 years of conflict, Colombia is trying to reintegrate thousands of rebels and paramilitary fighters into society. Scientific evidence suggests this will be challenging at the least.
Launched May 1, 2018 Spike Johnson
Active shooter response trainers offer new methods of defense to emergency services, schools, and workplaces, as mass murder rates rise in the U.S.