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.
April 25, 2014 /
Sean Gallagher
Photojournalist Sean Gallagher talks about his experiences documenting health and environmental issues related to pollution.
November 27, 2013 /
Justin Catanoso
Meet journalist Justin Catanoso who is reporting on climate change from the depths of the Peruvian rainforest.
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.
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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.
January 19, 2011 / Americas Quarterly
Lorenzo Morales
Environmentalists are concerned about Colombia's booming mining sector, which is putting the country's strategic assets - like water - at risk. Mining also poses unprecedented health risks to workers...
A wood and coal stove. Image by Bill Wheeler. Haiti, 2011.
January 11, 2011 / Good
William Wheeler
Can energy-efficient stoves reduce Haiti's demand on wood fuel, which has cost the country its forests and left its population more vulnerable to natural disasters like last year's earthquake?

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