One of China’s most influential artists is forty-eight-year-old Qiu Zhijie. A native of southern China’s Fujian province, Qiu studied art in the eastern city of Hangzhou before moving to Beijing in 1994 to pursue a career as a contemporary artist. Grantee Ian Johnson interviews Qiu in his studio.
Global warming is predicted to push clouds higher in the sky. One scientist hopes to understand the future of our forests by suspending a vast fog-catching mesh in the Peruvian jungle.
The threat of future nerve agent attacks is spurring urgent efforts to find better countermeasures, with several promising compounds in the pipeline.
Compassion helps public health workers face human suffering every day, but compassion fatigue can set in if they neglect their own health and self-care.
In the 1980s, Iraq frequently shelled Iranian soldiers and villagers with sulfur mustard and nerve agents. Scientists are seeking to uncover how the chemical attacks trigger illnesses decades later.
Swades Foundation is working to break nonprofit community development efforts out of their silos in India.
Northern Virginia’s Bolivian community is up to 150,000, enough to be Bolivia’s 9th largest city. By sustaining tradition, memory, and love for their hometowns, the community keeps families united.
In December, Haider al-Abadi declared victory over ISIS. But with Iranian militias still empowered and tensions with the Kurds high, challenges to peace remain.
A decade ago as the federal government rushed to construct 60 miles of barrier in the Rio Grande Valley, it entrusted the chief of a little-known local agency to execute a compromise project. What it didn’t know was that he— and his family—stood to make millions from it.
Iran and China are hoping to grow their bilateral trade to more than $600 billion over the next 10 years, but there’s a long way to go. Today, the two countries have combined trade of less than $15 billion, excluding oil.
In the wake of Colombia’s peace deal, the rush to clear Amazon jungle for cattle ranches and coca caused deforestation to soar. A new scheme hopes to enable farmers to make a sustainable living from the forest.
Sean Gallagher announces the launch of his new website, "Threatened Waters: China's Wetland Crisis."
When Melinda Gates addressed the Women Deliver Conference in Washington earlier this month, she said in her speech that preventing women from using "safe and effective tools" for family planning was "reckless."
Since 1993, more than 35 journalists in Russia have been murdered for their work, of these some 14 were killed in Chechnya, the North Caucasus region or in St. Petersburg. About 19 journalists have been assassinated in retaliation for their reporting since Vladimir Putin came to power (including three in 2009).
About 20 women and a few men stare at our small group on top of a hill in rural Andhra Pradesh, India.
Two months ago, Sudan conducted its first multiparty elections in almost twenty-five years. The National Congress Party (the ruling party of northern Sudan) portrayed the elections as a milestone in Sudanese history, an opportunity for a peaceful transfer of power and a bloodless process that truly spoke to Sudan’s political evolution.
This week’s Women Deliver Conference in Washington, D.C. was the first in a series of international conferences and summits that will focus the world’s attention, for the next four months, on Millennium Development Goal 5: to reduce maternal deaths in the world by two thirds and to provide access to reproductive health care for all by the year 2015.
Pulitzer Center grantee Meredith May's piece for the San Francisco Chronicle, "Olga's Girls," is a finalist for the Harry Chapin Media Awards.
The serious consequences of earth's changing climate are the subject of three new documentary films: "Easy Like Water," "Water Wars" and "Sun Come Up," which are funded in part by the Pulitzer Center.
Senators introduce Child Protection Compact Act, a bill providing the State Department with additional tools to combat child trafficking, exploitation and enslavement.
Specialists from across sectors gathered at the National Geographic Society on World Water Day, Monday, March 22, to share information on an issue seemingly so simple we often take it for granted.
But you don't have to be an expert to know about water.
Just ask the man who sold me my coffee today. "Well, that's obvious," he said of the event, "it doesn't matter what else people have; without water, they're going to go after each other to get it."