What does an 8-ton concrete sphere tell us about the Arctic and our place in a changing world?
An eight-ton concrete ball and a 32,000-year-old needle collection. What's all this got to do with the Arctic? Find out on this episode of Threshold.
All across the Arctic, frozen soil is thawing out. A lot of stuff is buried there—plants and animals that lived more than 10,000 years ago. What happens when a Paleolithic bison bone starts to decompose for the first time?
The fight for clean air has emerged from numerous directions. The law, in particular, has proven to be a necessary and sometimes surprising tool.
Britain sought to retain its imperial clout as the Empire crumbled after the Second World War by seeking to dominate the arms industry. This is a major investigation of the contemporary results.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was Malta’s most dogged and controversial journalist. Last year she was murdered. Alexander Clapp travelled to the island to find out why.
Callum Macrae discusses how his new film examines the search for justice over British soldiers’ killing of 10 unarmed people in Belfast, months before they shot dead 13 in Derry.
A new kind of authoritarianism is taking root in Europe — and there are warning signs for America.
London already waged one battle for its air nearly six decades ago. The war, however, isn't yet over. A rise in pollution threatens the city and its most vulnerable residents yet again.
Even though he is an unofficial, non-state actor, Steve Bannon’s efforts as an American constitute a dramatic break with the past; the United States has a unique stake in Bosnia’s stability.
The most dangerous effects of air pollution often go unseen. The city of London has implemented numerous measures to mitigate rising air pollution. But, has it done enough?
Ari Daniel's essays chronicle his Iceland reporting—about a current crucial to the circulation of seawater and heat, and on a team transforming CO2 into rock. There's also a great shot of a horse.
As economic migrants and refugees continue their march towards Europe, Spain has replaced Italy as the main entry point to the EU. Malcolm Brabant examines the dynamics on both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar.
These are trying times for diplomats hoping to make the world safe from nuclear weapons. Heading off a new arms race will require all their skill and, quite possibly, luck.
In October 2017, the most famous investigative journalist on the island of Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was murdered by a car bomb while driving home from work. Why?
In The Ballymurphy Precedent, Collum Macrae probes the killings of 10 unarmed Catholics, including a priest and a mother of eight, in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy in August, 1971.
Krithika Varagur reports on foreign religious and political investment in the Balkans, focusing on Bosnia and Kosovo, which have been affected by both rising extremism and populism.
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?
Hungary's democracy is on the brink of total collapse. How could this happen in an advanced European nation? And what does Hungary's crisis mean for the future of democracy globally?
A ship enters punishing seas. A plane skims above a heaving ocean. All to determine the origins of the coldest, densest water of the North Atlantic—which fuels the ocean's global circulation system.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Current political events have demonstrated the fragility of Slovenia's government. From resignations to emerging political parties—what do the people of Slovenia want for their future?
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.
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.
The truth about Hungary: How a country that used to be a poster child for a successful transition to democracy collapsed into a new kind of authoritarianism.
Threshold is a public radio show and podcast tackling one pressing environmental issue each season. The show aims to be a home for nuanced journalism about human relationships with the natural world.
A frigid current, a heroic expedition, and air turning into rock. Meet science journalist Ari Daniel and hear about his 2018 reporting trip to Iceland.
Nigeria, Russia, and Florida have each had difficulty mounting a strong response to HIV/AIDS, at a time when neighboring countries or states have made progress in bringing their epidemics to an end.
Journalist Sean Lyngaas discusses the challenges of reporting on a sensitive and complex subject such as nuclear cybersecurity. He also highlights techniques for bringing the subject to life.
Journalist Alice Su speaks about her 2017 project on religion among resettled refugees in Germany, a country that has accepted more asylum seekers than any other European country.
Marc Herman discusses his reporting on the straits of Gibraltar: borderland between two continents seemingly separated by sea: Europe and Africa.
How did a little village in Albania come be known as Europe's unofficial marijuana capital? Nate Tabak discusses his project about Lazarat, and the rise and fall of its marijuana business.
Scales travels to Nancy and Strasbourg to understand how the new French plan to combat Lyme and tick-borne diseases was unfolding. Here, he shares some surprises he found along the way.
Refugees are using technology in unprecedented ways to connect with loved ones and document their time in exile. Photographer Tomas van Houtryve explains how his project came together.
Nick Schifrin and Zach Fannin reported from Russia on patriotism, media, radicalism, the Kremlin’s enemies, the country’s relationship with the United States, and the emerging protest movement.
Eli Kintisch discusses climate change in Greenland, both in recent years and in the distant past.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Callum Macrae's new film The Ballymurphy Precedent probes the killings of 10 unarmed Catholics in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy in August, 1971.
This week: accounts from fathers and sons affected by the conflict in Yemen, threats to Hungary's democracy, and Israel's new policy forcing migrants to take desperate measures.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
"Finding Home" has been nominated in the Outstanding New Approaches: Documentary category for the 2018 News & Documentary Emmy Awards.
Diana Markosian discusses her recent project photographing young refugees learning to swim.
This week: making local-global connections with international news stories, joining a pedagogy workshop on teaching conflict, and practicing slow journalism in New York City.
Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker, and Francesca Trianni's project "Finding Home" has won two Edward R. Murrow Awards for Excellence in Social Media and Excellence in Innovation.
This week: exploring the changing Arctic ecosystem, reflecting on how youth and the media can support the movement against gun violence, and screening a student documentary on identity.
The Associated Press won the 2018 Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards Grand Prize. Another grantee, Foreign Policy, was honored with an RFK Journalism Award for new media.
This week: Skype opportunities with international reporters, visually explaining cyber security, and communicating complex global health stories.
This week: How global warming is thawing the arctic, children in a Peruvian mining town are suffering negative health effects, and in Kenya refugee children from 19 countries live together.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
Find all the context you need to teach "Losing Earth," including historical timelines and original transcripts from Senate hearings on climate change.
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Students explore ideas of “home” in connection to refugees worldwide and homelessness locally by analyzing images and text from Finding Home and creating their own photo stories that reflect their...
Students will learn about how climate change impacts the Arctic Ocean. They will also explore how scientific information is communicated to the public.
In celebration of Women's History Month, we've compiled our top five lesson plans that feature reporting on women's rights and the ways women are fighting for them.
Students explore how their image of the word "home" compares with how three Syrian women imagine their future homes through close analysis of the multimedia project "Finding Home" from TIME Magazine.
Students explore a multimedia story about refugee families to identify causes and possible responses to the refugee crisis and connect with those affected by it.