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Offshore Postcard: Confronting Faith

In a new episode of Offshore, produced by Honolulu Civil Beat and PRX, Anita Hofschneider explores the significance of recent lawsuits being brought against Guam’s Catholic Church for sexual abuse.

Before We Drown We May Die of Thirst

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.

July 30, 2018

Losing Earth

Nathaniel Rich, George Steinmetz

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.

July 05, 2018

Detained, Deported, Deserted

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.

June 07, 2018

Oriol Mitjà Plans End to Yaws Disease

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.

February 15, 2018

The Tech Libertarians Buying New Zealand

Mark O’Connell

Silicon Valley billionaires have been buying up New Zealand land, gaining citizenship and influencing immigration policy. Why are they so drawn to the place, and what is the ideology behind it all?

October 06, 2017

Catholic Sex Abuse in Guam

Anita Hofschneider, Cory Lum

Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?

August 25, 2015

The Dream of REDD

Sam Knight

Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?

July 31, 2015

Rearming: America's New Nuclear Arsenal

Dan Sagalyn, Jamie McIntyre

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?

July 10, 2015

Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa

Will Fitzgibbon, Eleanor Bell Fox

Belying Australia's positive international reputation, mining companies from Down Under are accused of killing, maiming and polluting communities across Africa.

May 26, 2015

The Ends of the Earth

Dan Zak

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.

February 22, 2015

Kiribati: Casualties of Climate Change

Kenneth R. Weiss

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?

Meet the Journalist: Mark O'Connell

Mark O'Connell travels to New Zealand to investigate how an extremist libertarian manifesto from 1997 influenced Silicon Valley libertarians like Peter Thiel to acquire apocalypse boltholes in New Zealand.

This Week: Poverty in America

This Week: Nearly one in five children in America suffers from being poor, deportations are straining relations between Australia and New Zealand, and ISIS has undermined faith in Iraq.

This Week: Torture in Yemen's Prisons

Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.

This Week: Seeking Answers for Iran’s Chemical Weapons Survivors

This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.

10 Lesson Plans to Celebrate Earth Day

In celebration of Earth Day, we've compiled our top ten lesson plans that feature reporting on how communities around the world are responding to diverse environmental issues.

Migration and Refugees Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.