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Around the world, the environment is increasingly under threat from industrial pollution, business development of the wilderness and climate change. Pulitzer Center stories tagged with “Environment” feature reporting that covers climate change, deforestation, biodiversity, pollution, and other factors that impact the health of the world around us. Use the Pulitzer Center Lesson Builder to find and create lesson plans on the environment.

 

High in the Polluted Andes

Peru is the world's second largest zinc, silver, and copper producer and accounts for a whopping 11.2% of zinc output. But with lax regulation, a decade-long pollution crisis remains unsolved.

Kruger’s Contested Borderlands

Displaced communities in Mozambique are calling out rich foreigners and corrupt politicians, saying their land is being unfairly taken in the name of environmental conservation.

April 12, 2018

Cross-border Conservation Land Grabs

Fiona Macleod, Estacio Valoi, Jacopo Ottaviani, David Lemayian

Has a laudable transnational anti-poaching initiative been hijacked by organized crime? This project investigates claims the Kruger National Park poaching wars are used to create eco-cocoons for the mega-rich.

April 11, 2018

THAW: Into the Deep, Dark Arctic

Eli Kintisch

As the ice vanishes, will the Arctic die? Aboard the Norwegian research vessel Helmer Hanssen, Eli Kintisch explores the mystical Arctic ocean during Polar Night, and finds surprising answers.

March 05, 2018

In Hot Water: God, Oil, and Peru’s Boiling River

Natalie Hutchison

In the sleepy Peruvian rainforest hides an aquatic anomaly, protected by a shaman and for centuries thought only a legend. Explore how native cosmology is helping protect it from climate change.

February 19, 2018

The Return of a Dying Sea

Taylor Weidman, Dene-Hern Chen

For the fishing villages around the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan, fortunes ebb and flow with the water's tide.

February 01, 2018

Can the Polders of Bangladesh Be Saved?

Warren Cornwall, Tanmoy Bhaduri

In the 1960s, Bangladesh walled off parts of its coast to stop flooding and create farmland. Today that land is afflicted with chronic flooding, due to these very walls. Can the problem be solved?

December 27, 2017

Panama at the Crossroads

Guido Bilbao, Sol Lauría

Heavy machinery is cutting a new road to untouched Caribbean beaches. Extractive industries are threatening the Darien's forests. Who owns these lands? Their ancestral inhabitants are ready to fight.

November 22, 2017

100 Days in the Arctic

Amy Martin

Season two of Threshold takes listeners to the homes, hunting grounds, and melting coastlines of Arctic peoples, where climate change isn’t an abstract concept, but a part of daily life.

October 25, 2017

Colombia's Hot Moment

Lisa Palmer

Much is riding on the race to identify and distribute the biological diversity of areas occupied by civil war that the government of Colombia will be receiving as part of the peace deal.

October 23, 2017

People of the Kelp

Saul G. Elbein, Jim McAuley

Up Canada's West Coast in search of the world's biggest unreported land conflict.

Meet the Journalist: Ricardo Martínez

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.

Meet the Journalist: Estacio Valoi

Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism's Estacio Valoi discusses Kruger's contested borderlands and how he overcame the challenges of reporting in a remote zone by using new media tools.

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.

Exotic Pets and Impacts on the Food Chain

Students will be able to describe the impacts of removing exotic animals from their native environment, including impacts on the food chain, using details from reporting by Sean Gallagher. Within...

Telling Science Stories: Data Visualization

This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.

Exploring Other Countries

In this lesson, students use the Pulitzer Center website to research a specific country before giving an oral presentation.