Years of violence ended in a peace deal, but doubts remain for many residents.
'No, it's definitely not luxurious,' said journalist Laura Dixon
The nation has struggled to contain sometimes record-setting air pollution — a result of traffic, industry, and in some regions, heavy reliance on wood burning.
The predominantly Afro-Colombian region Chocó faces poverty, violence, and environmental destruction. Compensating for state neglect, the Catholic Church has allied with communities to prevent conflict.
Colombia needs to move quickly for its peace deal to be a success, says Victoria Sandino, one of the highest-profile members of the former insurgency.
Fighters get $200 a month as a stipend as they reintegrate into Colombian society but those payments won't last forever, so some are turning to tourism and creating FARC museums to earn a living.
Amid the broader healthcare crisis and the growing paralysis of organ transplant activity, patients in Venezuela struggle to find the post-transplant medication they need to preserve their organs.
Brazil's autism rights are some of the most comprehensive in the world. But the reality isn't so grand.
For years he was one of the top tailors in the left-wing FARC guerrilla group. Now the man who kept the FARC's Caribbean fronts battle-ready is trying to adapt to civilian life.
With the election of Jair Bolsonaro, it's more important than ever that this Rio dance class is able to use culture as a force for resistance and change.
As Colombia's peace accords reach their second year of implementation, some ex-combatants of the FARC guerrilla group have turned to a surprising ally—an evangelical church.
“Na Ponta dos Pes” (On Tiptoes) is a ballet project in the Alemão favela complex in Rio de Janeiro, created by Tuany Nascimento – a 23-year-old dancer whose flourishing career was cut short by a lack of resources.
With Venezuela's organ procurement system in paralysis since 2017 and the public health infrastructure in disarray, patients have little or no access to organ transplants, and they face illness and even death.
A group of young ballerinas from one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janeiro use dance to strive for a brighter future.
After the deal, the hard work: an investigation looking at the successes and failures of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.
We’ve all heard stories about abusive orphanages. But there’s a bigger problem: good orphanages. Rich countries abolished orphanages decades ago. So why do we keep them going in poor countries?
As both sides struggle to implement the 2016 peace accords in Colombia, religious organizations have stepped in to support the fragile peace and rebuild communities previously divided by violence.
Tropical forests are tipping from carbon sink to source, threatening a crucial hedge against runaway climate change in the violent, corruption-stained Brazilian Amazon.
Brazil has put laws into place to serve the autistic community, but barriers exist that prevent legal rights from becoming a reality.
Brazil’s prison system is in crisis. The wives and mothers of inmates at Alcaçuz—some who live right next door to the maximum-security prison—are its unseen victims.
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.
The arrival of a monster has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.
What happens when people are given property titles for houses they are living in? This project studies the impacts in three countries.
Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?
Meet Frederick Bernas and Rayan Hindi, who discuss the challenges of producing a documentary about a ballet program in Rio de Janeiro's Alemão favela.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Susan Meiselas documents the Garifuna people’s fight for their land rights in Honduras in the midst of development and conflict with private investors and the government.
Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.
Grantee Danny Gold reports on the young men abandoning gang life in El Salvador to join the evangelical church.
The arrival of a giant fish species has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
How can property titles change someone’s life? A look at the evidence on social housing in Buenos Aires and how being a legal owner can have an impact on quality of life.
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from acupuncture to laying of hands to the doctor's office. Science producer for PBS NewsHour Nsikan Akpan journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
Grantee Ricardo Martínez spent two weeks at 4,300 meters near Cerro de Pasco, Peru. There, almost 100,000 people have to endure heavy metal pollution every day as it leeches into a 936km2 watershed—and many kids are dying.
Sara Reardon, Adam Levy, and Greg Kendall-Ball take you behind the challenges Colombia faces as it reintegrates tens of thousands of people back into society following the 2016 peace treaty.
Pulitzer grantee Bram Elbus investigates the connection between political unrest in Venezuela and the government's focus on mining and extracting natural resources.
Sam Eaton sat down with Boston Public Radio to discuss his ongoing series on the Amazon rainforest.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
In a major new environmental journalism initiative, the Pulitzer Center is administering a $5.5 million fund dedicated to covering the world's rainforests.
The Pulitzer Center is pleased to announce the launch of the Rainforest Journalism Fund, a five-year, $5.5 million initiative focused on raising public awareness of the pressing environmental issues facing the world’s tropical forests.
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.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
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.
Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.
Grantees honored for their data journalism work covering indigenous people's land rights in Panama.
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.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees honored for economic, investigative coverage in Suriname.
American University professor travels to Peru to explore the intersection of religion and climate change.
Students evaluate two broadcast stories on the battle for land in the Brazilian Amazon in order to craft arguments about how they think land in the Amazon should be used.
Independently and collaboratively, students piece together photo puzzles and investigate the stories behind them, all the while considering: Why is it important to seek out the full story?
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.
Through these articles, students will explore diverse cultures and connect to pressing issues facing Spanish-speaking communities.
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.
Want a journalist to speak with your class about their environmental reporting? Our grantees have expertise ranging from ocean health to pollution. Learn more about how to schedule a free visit.
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.
This lesson pools resources on youth movements in 4 countries and asks students to examine: what matters to young people the world over, what matters to you, and how do you fit into a global picture?