A technician records data on seeds germinated in a lab at ICARDA's facility in Lebanon. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
Launched October 19, 2016 Jennifer Duggan, Jacob Russell
A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.
At Philips Lighting in India, Priya Mishra is an engineer pushing for efficiency in a country rapidly consuming resources. Philips markets light emitting diode, or LED, lighting for homes, businesses and city streets. LED technology uses far less energy to produce the same amount of light, extending the life of the bulb, saving money on power bills and lessening dependence on the electric grid. Image by Michael Henninger. India, 2016.
Launched October 14, 2016 Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger
How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.
Image by Mark Olalde. South Africa, 2016.
Launched October 13, 2016 Mark Olalde
More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.
Marcus Sapere practices Reiki massage on a client in his office in Alameda, California. Reiki is based on the idea that sickness is caused by the changes in energy and that a therapist can manipulate that energy with his hands and mind. Image by Erika Larsen.
Launched October 13, 2016 Erik Vance
Inside our heads is an ancient power. A tool of miracle-workers, charlatans, witch doctors, hypnotists and physicians alike. It's a basic part of who we are. It's the hidden power of suggestibility.
Launched October 11, 2016 Rachel Nuwer
Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?
For persons with physical or sensory disabilities in India, accessibility in public spaces, education, and transportation is a daily challenge
Launched October 11, 2016 Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni
In India, persons with disabilities are largely invisible due to lack of accessibility or acceptability in public spaces. They can also be deliberately unseen as people avert their eyes.
A prisoner at the Evarisio se Moraes Prison Complex in Rio de Janiero
Launched October 11, 2016 Kate Toporski
What happens when you send 20 University of Michigan students into Brazilian prisons to facilitate theater workshops? Join the Prison Creative Arts Project as they travel to Rio de Janiero, Brazil.
A mother in southern Ethiopia (right) underwent female genital mutilation as a young woman
Launched October 7, 2016 Amy Yee
Female genital mutilation affects 200 million girls and women worldwide. But in Ethiopia, Bogaletch Gebre's nonprofit has reduced FGM in one region from 97 percent to 3 percent by working within communities.
Fallujah city. Iraq, 2016. Image by Jane Ferguson.
Launched October 5, 2016 Jane Ferguson
At a critical time in Iraq’s history, Jane Ferguson examines the military forces involved in the battle for Mosul, the role of Iran-based militias and the status of Fallujah post-ISIS.
Cassava roots dry on the roof of a house on the outskirts of Kahemba. Image by Neil Brandvold. DRC, 2016.
Launched October 5, 2016 Neil Brandvold
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis It is caused by improperly processed or hastily prepared cassava, which can retain cyanide.
Launched October 3, 2016
NewsArts: a Pulitzer Center initiative that explores the intersections between journalism and art through public events, art exhibitions, and educational outreach.
Launched September 30, 2016 Ako Salemi
A look at how climate change impacts Iran.
Ceremonial dress
Launched September 27, 2016 Dillon DeWitt
For individuals and families living in the remote First Nations reserve of St. Theresa Point, life teeters between traditional expectations and encroaching Western influences, producing a lifelong tension.
Launched September 23, 2016 Laura Kasinof
Some 1.1 million migrants came to seek asylum in Germany’s borders in 2015 and more are on their way. What's life like for refugees after they arrive?
Leaders of Nzotheka Support Group for young people living with HIV in Lilongwe
Launched September 21, 2016 Jennifer Stephens
As the world sprints to end AIDS, adolescent girls and young women in Malawi suffer from much higher HIV rates than male peers: a look at this shocking disparity.
Launched September 19, 2016 Christian Belanger
The South African government is working to reform Alexandra Township, one of the poorest, most densely populated areas of Johannesburg, still struggling to overcome the legacy of apartheid. Can it succeed?
Launched September 16, 2016 Joshua Kucera
Examining the cultural, historical, and political meanings of Europe by traveling along its geographical border with Asia.
Refugees from Somalia and South Sudan share their stories during a solidarity walking tour in Berlin
Launched September 15, 2016 Ben Mauk
The crisis in Europe has created entire towns of refugees in rural Germany and prompted an epidemic of xenophobic arson attacks across the country.
Launched September 14, 2016 Rachel Townzen
Syrian refugees have an unprecedented access to and use of technology. Yet in a crisis defined by themes of information and communication, disconnection remains a striking challenge.
Image by Holly Gambrell. Italy, 2016.
Launched September 14, 2016 Holly Gambrell
This investigation into the lifestyles, struggles and cultures of the Roma people living in Rome examines how the Italian government—and citizens—treat the Roma population.
Transgender rights protest held in Lahore after the brutal rape of two khawaja siras in the city of Peshawar in northern Pakistan
Launched September 14, 2016 Ikra Javed
A third gender lives in Pakistan, earning livelihoods through begging, sex work and dancing. But a closer look uncovers the diverse identities and daily realities comprising this trans community.
Brian Castner paddled the 1125 mile Mackenzie River in this canoe to report on climate change. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
Launched September 12, 2016 Brian Castner
What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.
Image provided by Amir Hassan.
Launched September 9, 2016 Amir Hassan
Amir Hassan reports from Manchester, UK, on Muslim youth who embrace their heritage, using it to promote non-violence, community building, and a sense of global citizenship.
Ian Johnson interview
Launched September 9, 2016 Ian Johnson, Sim Chi Yin
China's leading thinkers, activists, artists, and authors talk about the future of their country.