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?
Eighty acres in the Marshall Islands are plagued by problems stemming from weapons tests over 70 years.
After enduring nuclear-weapons tests in the 20th century and the rise of sea levels today, the people of this low-lying Pacific nation are experts in existentialism.
The Marshall Islands, once a nuclear test site, grapple with a painful past, troubled present and uncertain future due to climate change and lessening U.S. assistance.
Reckoning with drought and climate change in Papua New Guinea.
One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Can it possibly work?
The island nation of Kiribati is one of the world's most vulnerable to rising sea levels. But residents may have to leave well before the ocean claims their homes.
Fatal Extraction is the story of Australian mining’s vast but rarely-examined social and environmental footprint in Africa.
Maintaining a ship like the USS Pennsylvania, a nuclear submarine on active patrol in the Pacific, takes coordination. A PBS NewsHour crew witnesses a rarely seen resupply of the stealth warship.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific region. The epidemic is so bad, it's being described as a national emergency.
Aid agencies evacuate about 15 people accused of sorcery per week; experts say wealth gap may fuel such claims.
The Republic of the Marshall Islands was a small but forceful presence at the U.N.'s month-long review conference of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which ended May 22, 2015, without a consensus.
As illegal resource extraction spreads, the journalists who report on it often pay with their lives.
Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Belying Australia's positive international reputation, mining companies from Down Under are accused of killing, maiming and polluting communities across Africa.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
Seven decades ago the Marshall Islands felt what nuclear war would be like. This century they're grappling with the legacy of U.S. bomb tests—while staring down a new threat driven by climate change.
As the low-lying island nation of Kiribati edges closer to a climate change end game, what will happen to its people, its territory, its sovereignty?
Washington University student fellow Janice Cantieri examines the impact of rising sea levels and climate change on life in Kiribati, the first nation facing displacement due to global warming.
Climate change has already destroyed homes and crops. But what is it doing to mental health?
An interactive visual guide to the world's most rapidly growing religious movement.
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
Tiny children and teens toil in the gold mines of the Philippines and Indonesia. A risky, often deadly, business, child labor is growing as families rush to exploit the worldwide demand for gold.
Washington Post reporter discusses the U.S. nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands and their impact on the Marshallese—past, present and future.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific. Pulitzer Center grantee Benedict Moran visits remote clinics to look at why the disease is spreading.
Joanne Silberner is visiting Australia and Fiji to find out if changing weather patterns can affect the mental health of a population. The answers aren't so simple.
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
Céline Rouzet travels to Papua New Guinea's capital city and highlands to discover how the massive Exxon Mobil-led gas project is impacting the country.
Continuing her project, Signs of Your Identity, Daniella Zalcman interviews members of the Stolen Generations in Australia.
Grantee journalist Will Fitzgibbon discusses his project "Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa" with teachers in Washington, DC, as part of Pulitzer Center series for educators.
Washington University 2015 student fellow traveled back to Kiribati on a Fulbright-National Geographic fellowship to continue her reporting on the communities facing displacement due to global warming.
Six-part multimedia interactive in association with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists focused on investigation into dozens of Australian mining companies in Africa.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
Documentaries screened focus on critical water, health and environmental issues around the globe. Future of environmental journalism also among topics raised during panel discussion.
Pulitzer Center interns Elana Dure and Seiler Smith look back over a year of Field Notes and compile some of their favorites.
In $8 billion nuclear bomb upgrade a debate over what constitutes “new."
Journalists focus on human implications of drastic shifts in global climate in advance of the Paris COP21 talks on climate change
International media organizations nominate 'Fatal Extraction' for innovation in multimedia storytelling.
Reporters in one of the largest ever journalistic collaborations in Africa spent months unearthing court records and hushed-up government audits to tell human stories of mining's impacts in Africa.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
It has been said that journalism is the literature of democracy. What is journalism? Why is it important? You will soon have a chance to find out!
The following serves as a resource for DC public school teachers working with the District's tenth grade history standards, providing teachers with a list of Pulitzer Center projects in line with...
This lesson was developed for an English language Chinese afterschool curriculum. The lesson deals with policy regarding climate change and climate change "refugees."
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Resources to support student Letters to the Next President inspired and informed by global problems such as water access, climate change, forced migration and more.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
A quick, 10-minute lesson about the effects of the Nuclear tests done on the Marshall Islands by the United States.
Fatal Extraction examines the impact of Australian mining companies on African communities. Through exploration and discussion, students will learn about the concept of corporate responsibility.
Students learn about the impact of mining companies on African communities. Accusations of violence and poor safety regulations are explored using photographs, videos, court documents, and...