Projects

Launched December 8, 2016 Zachary Slobig
The sea level rise clock ticks loudly for those who call the Guna Yala islands of Panama home. Will a pending migration to the mainland serve as a model of progressive climate change adaptation?
Launched December 7, 2016 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?
Launched December 3, 2016 Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin
While many in Cuba mourn the passing of Fidel Castro, others are more than ready for change.
Launched November 23, 2016 Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin
Donald Trump has targeted Mexico more than any other country, promising to build a wall, deport millions of Mexicans from the U.S., and cancel NAFTA. PBS NewsHour examines how Mexico is responding.
Launched November 18, 2016 Daniel Grossman
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
Launched November 14, 2016 Tomas van Houtryve
As 21st century refugees cross Europe with their smartphones, they've left behind a trail of digital breadcrumbs documenting their exile.
Launched November 14, 2016 Isabel Izek
Mexico is considered the most advanced of the developing countries. Yet access to medical technology is reserved for those who can pay for private hospital care, excluding many of the most needy.
Launched November 10, 2016 Eli Kintisch
A journey to the Arctic realm of Greenland to explore its future and mysterious past.
Launched November 1, 2016 Shakeeb Asrar, Urooj Kamran Azmi
To counter terrorism, the Pakistani government has started executing all those convicted of terrorism. But they have overlooked whether those convicted received a fair trial or not.
Launched November 1, 2016 Kent Wagner
Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.
Launched October 27, 2016 Matt Kennard, Claire Provost
A massive army has been built up around the world, not to fight traditional wars, but to protect corporate assets around the world.
Launched October 25, 2016 Laya Maheshwari
Going to the cinema. Playing in a water park. Shopping at a supermarket. These are leisure activities mundane in many societies, but do people in Pyongyang experience them in the same way?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Launched October 5, 2016 Neil Brandvold, Amy Maxmen
Konzo, a disease associated with irreversible paralysis 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.