November 27, 2013 /
Justin Catanoso
Meet journalist Justin Catanoso who is reporting on climate change from the depths of the Peruvian rainforest.
Image by Steve Matzker. Nepal, 2013.
October 1, 2013 /
Steven E. Matzker, Jennifer Gonzalez
While Nepal’s hydropower potential is great, economic, health and environmental impacts from dams are emerging. Steve Matzker and Jennifer Gonzalez explore water rights issues in the region.
Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn
September 13, 2013 /
Craig Welch, Steve Ringman
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.
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.
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?
A miner in Colombia. Image by Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, 2010.
December 15, 2010
Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, Lorenzo Morales
The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its economy with mining. The decision could exhaust or recast Colombia’s long, agonizing armed conflict.
August 29, 2010
Steve Sapienza, Jon Sawyer, Kem Knapp Sawyer
A look at the water, sanitation and hygiene challenges faced by one the world's fastest growing megacities: Dhaka, Bangladesh, where thousands of people die each year from waterborne diseases.