December 11, 2014 /
Shi Lihong
Journalist Shi Lihong discusses the relationship between Tibetan Buddhism and environmental protection.
Image by Alex MacLean. Canada, 2014.
June 9, 2014 /
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
Alberta’s oil sands region is at the heart of the KeystoneXL pipeline controversy. A project built on aerial photographs from 1,000 feet up brings into sharp focus the project's scale—and stakes.
May 31, 2014 /
Sarah Weiser
From the U.S. to India, alarm has long been raised about overpopulation, leading to calls for harsh measures to curb it. But is population control the answer?
November 27, 2011 / Untold Stories
Jon Sawyer, kem knapp sawyer
Anti-corruption leader Anna Hazare burst on the scene in early 2011, a mystery to most Indians and much of the world. He is no mystery in the village where he has put Gandhian principles to the test.
Anna Hazare speaks with supporters in Ralegan Siddhi in India.
November 27, 2011
Jon Sawyer, kem knapp sawyer
Anna Hazare, inspired by Gandhi, transformed a village—Ralegan Siddhi, his hometown. Now, 74 years old, he wants to rid his country of corruption using the same tactics of non-violent resistance.
November 22, 2011
Sara Shahriari, Noah Friedman-Rudovsky
Lake Titicaca supports hundreds of small Aymara indigenous farming and fishing towns in Peru and Bolivia, but an unchecked urban boom is contaminating the water and threatening lakeshore life.
November 7, 2011 / PBS NewsHour
Steve Sapienza
Illegal gold mining has become rampant in Peru. The government has tried to curb the practice by raiding mining operations, but so far this has had little impact.
September 15, 2011 / Untold Stories
Lorenzo Morales
Colombia's recent surge in mining activity is threatening some of the country's most fragile eco-systems.
August 19, 2011
Free Spirit Media
A documentary by Chicago students working with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Free Spirit Media.
May 2, 2011
Dimiter Kenarov, Nadia Shira Cohen
Poorly regulated mining and refining facilities are causing enormous devastation, while corporate interests are pushing ever harder to exploit the untapped mineral resources of the continent.
April 1, 2011
Kate Seche
Through this lesson, students are able to explore the impact oil extraction, logging, and mining have on communities across the globe.
Image by James Whitlow Delano. Malaysia, 2011.
February 14, 2011 / Untold Stories
James Whitlow Delano
Selective logging is a common practice in Malaysia's rainforests; this "botanical dentistry" extracts valuable trees while leaving others untouched.
January 21, 2011
James Whitlow Delano
For the “little peoples” - a reference to both physical stature and political clout - loss of the rainforests to loggers and palm oil plantations has been a high price to pay for bio-fuel production.