September 20, 2016 /
Jon Sawyer
A 1,125-mile trek up Canada’s Mackenzie River, grantee Jason Motlagh explores the Darien Gap, and growing violence against refugees in Germany.
The town of Inuvik, from the Mackenzie River
September 18, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE
Brian Castner
The Mackenzie Delta held melting permafrost, cold cellars that won't stay cold, and, for one day at least, the warmest beach in Canada.
Cambodian journalists
September 15, 2016 /
Saul Elbein
Grantee's hard-hitting reporting draws the notice of Poynter's chief media editor
Wildflowers cover the scars of a forest fire near Jean Marie River, NWT. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 14, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE
Brian Castner
Jim Thomasson sets fires for a living. The biggest, nastiest, hottest fires he can, and then he lets them burn. "Up here we can go to the 95th percentile, the worst conditions.”
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories
Saul Elbein
While covering land issues in Cambodia, Saul Elbein discovers just how hard it is to protect yourself fully—and that someone is always watching.
Journalist Coy Saveuth shows the spot where environmental journalist Taing Try's body was found
September 14, 2016 / Untold Stories
Saul Elbein
Saul Elbein and Sinary Sany, a Khmer-land activist turned freelance reporter, set out to cover logging in Cambodia's backwoods. Every journalist they met in Phnom Penh told them, "Don't do this."
The river bank downstream of Fort Simpson is mostly squishy silt. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 13, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE
Brian Castner
The town of Fort Simpson sits on a mound of silt, and the grinding ice, melting ever-quicker from climate change, will eventually sweep it away.
Cambodian journalist Sa Piseth at home with his son
September 13, 2016
Jon Sawyer
Cambodian journalists facing violent retribution, the work of a Chinese activist and documentary filmmaker, and what deployment to Iraq meant for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Brian Castner paddled the 1125 mile Mackenzie River in this canoe to report on climate change. Image by Brian Castner. Canada, 2016.
September 12, 2016
Brian Castner
What climate change looks like in the Canadian Arctic, from a canoe on the Mackenzie River.
The 24th annual Dehcho First Nation Assembly in Jean Marie River
September 12, 2016 / Motherboard | VICE
Brian Castner
If you want to know what our continent’s Arctic coast looks like, Google Street View isn’t much help.
Journalist Sa Piseth at home with his son, going through photos of illegal logs. Image by Saul Elbein. Cambodia, 2014.
September 6, 2016 / VICE News
Saul Elbein
In Cambodia and across the remote forests of the world, a rising boom in the illegal sale of wood, land, and minerals has turned the environmental beat into a new kind of conflict journalism.
Magdonia Reyes Salazar, a member of the Iglesia Evangelica Dominicana church in Sosua, Dominican Republic
August 30, 2016
Makenzie Huber
Unreliable access to electricity and ever-increasing prices for gas keep almost half of the Dominican Republic from escaping poverty. Some communities are turning to solar cooking as a solution.
Cotton farmer
August 25, 2016 / Forbes
Esha Chhabra
This Swedish company is showing that ethical supply chains and commercial viability can go hand in hand even in the fast paced fashion world.