March 3, 2014 /
Small-scale gold mining is the largest source of mercury emissions produced by humans. In Indonesia child miners are exposed to mercury which can cause tremors, memory loss, and brain damage.
February 28, 2014 /
Child miners are exposed to highly toxic mercury which can be absorbed through the skin, ingested in food and water, or inhaled from vapors.
February 19, 2014
Cross continents with eleven of our grantee journalists as they take you into the mines to show you where we get our gold––exposing the hidden social and environmental costs of this business.
February 17, 2014 /
By teaching farmers new tricks of the trade and equipping them with microloans, NGOs in Cambodia are creating economic stability — a proactive way to stop human trafficking before it starts.
February 14, 2014 /
The sanitization of Brazil's image before the 2014 World Cup could have serious implications for sex workers.
February 11, 2014 /
Dealing with any one of the many threats to Tonle Sap would be daunting. The only real solution may be to take them all on at once.
February 11, 2014
For centuries, the flood pulse of this lake has fed a nation and nurtured incredible biodiversity. With a changing climate and scores of dams planned upstream on the Mekong, can it survive?
February 6, 2014
On Feb. 14, the Pulitzer Center releases its newest e-Book on the environmental and human prices of gold mining. Whether this resource is produced in a way that is fair to all is very much up to us.
February 4, 2014 /
Leather produced in the city of Kanpur, destined for Western markets, is causing severe pollution to the air, water and soil, leaving a trail of severe illnesses and ecological devastation.
February 3, 2014
There is no point in taking a camera down into the depths of an underwater compressor mine. There is nothing to see. But Larry Price's stark photography shows men working in this hellish occupation.