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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.

 

God, Oil, and Peru's Boiling River

What's hiding two hours from a Peruvian city, buried in the Amazon? This short film explores the spiritual and scientific significance of Peru’s boiling river and ways to protect it.

Living in a Buddhist Temple

An inside look at a typical day at a Thai Buddhist temple. This field note shows a glimpse into many Buddhist traditions and rituals.

Hunting the Ghost Fleet

PRX reporter Sarah Blaskey and photojournalist Ben Feibleman dive into one of Central America's largest shark-fishing operations in this episode of Reveal.

July 12, 2018

Cape Town's Water Crisis

Brett Walton

After three years of severe drought, Cape Town’s water supply is at the brink of failure. How do leaders and residents respond to an era of unreliable water?

July 05, 2018

Activist Buddhists Aid Thai Environmental Movement

Kiley Price

As development increases across Thailand, so do deforestation and pollution. Activist Buddhist monks have stepped up as champions for the environment through ritual and advocacy.

June 25, 2018

In Search of the Tasmanian Tiger

Brooke Jarvis

Eighty years after its official extinction, the thylacine is still "spotted" regularly. This article will explore what the phenomenon tells us about extinction and guilt, nature and resilience.

June 21, 2018

The Future of Science in Post-War Colombia

Lizzie Wade

After five decades of war, Colombia's government made peace with the FARC rebels. Now scientists are racing to study areas that were once too dangerous to explore.

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.

April 03, 2018

The Struggle for Fish

Nosmot Gbadamosi

In Gambia, authorities believe Chinese fishmeal factories will bring much needed investment to Africa’s smallest nation. Its residents disagree.

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.

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.

This Week: Family Divided at the Border

This week: reunification dreams stall due to continuing crisis along the border, Cape Town's water issues run deep, and Bhopal's 34-year-old environmental disaster still plagues residents.

This Week: Torture in Yemen's Prisons

Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.

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.