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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.

 

March 15, 2017|

Between the Earth and the Sky

The battle over placing an 18-story telescope on the highest point in the Pacific Ocean divides Hawaii over issues of spirtuality, discovery and economics.

March 13, 2017|

A Global Sand Mining Crisis

Sand is a crucial material for making concrete, asphalt, and glass — the building blocks of our cities. The worldwide construction boom is causing widespread environmental damage.

March 13, 2017|

Syrian Seeds Rescued from Aleppo

One of the world's most important collections of biodiverse seeds based in Aleppo, Syria, came under threat as the war reached its door.

February 23, 2017

Smoke and Mirrors

Nathalie Bertrams, Ingrid Gercama

Globally, cooking smoke causes over 4 million deaths per year. Can improved cookstoves save lives, the environment and is the promise of ‘clean cooking’ fulfilled in Malawi?

February 10, 2017

Egypt's Deadly Infrastructure

Jahd Khalil

Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?

December 08, 2016

Guna Yala Sinking

Zachary Slobig

The sea level rise clock ticks loudly for those who call the Guna Yala islands of Panama home. Will a pending migration to the mainland serve as a model of progressive climate change adaptation?

December 07, 2016

Underwater Mining in the Pacific Ocean

Sarah Fahmy

An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?

November 18, 2016

Laboratory Earth

Dan Grossman

An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.

November 01, 2016

Mist and Mystery: Borneo's Vanishing Landscape

Kent Wagner

Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.

October 19, 2016

Syrian Seeds Sow Hope for Global Food Security

Jennifer Duggan, Jacob Russell

A research center is rebuilding their seed collection in Lebanon after fleeing Aleppo in Syria. Their collection is of vital importance for global food security in a changing climate.

October 14, 2016

Power to the People

Daniel Moore, Michael Henninger

How India is emerging as a proving ground for clean power as the country pledges to electrify rural areas.

October 13, 2016

South Africa's Toxic Legacy

Mark Olalde

More than 6,000 abandoned mines pierce South African soil, and the nation is now left to deal with the environmental and social rehabilitation from what was once its most important industry.

October 11, 2016

The World Without Wildlife

Rachel Nuwer

Demand for animals vastly outstrips availability. What are the forces driving the current poaching crisis, what we stand to lose if species fall, and what is being done to stop the killing?

March 16, 2017|

Meet the Journalist: Wudan Yan

Palm oil has been condemned for rampant deforestation in Southeast Asia. How can the world produce more of it in a more sustainable manner? Journalist Wudan Yan investigated in Fall 2016.

February 28, 2017|

The World's Most Toxic Places

This week: unregulated textile factories across Asia, a Somali migrant profiled, Jon Sawyer and Marvin Kalb dissect Trump and the media.

October 19, 2016|

This Week: Isolation in the Arctic

Growing Isolationism in the arctic, celebrating the Pulitzer Center's 10th anniversary, and India's dilemma of providing electricity to 1.3 billion people.