The human immune system can't beat back a pathogen if its many players don’t hit the right notes at the right times. A new study finds that people who suffer the most from COVID-19 have an immune response that’s out of sync.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, Turkish authorities have used judicial harassment and administrative investigations to silence public health officials who try to speak out.
When Azmera Shaikh's family was in quarantine, the rules made it difficult to put out garbage and get groceries. Yet neighbors did not help. Their attitude, she says, was “more traumatizing than the illness itself.”
Old equipment and rising sea levels can mean serious problems for septic systems—and pollution of local waterways—on the Georgia coast.
Do people who suffered a mild or moderate bout of COVID-19 months ago need to worry about their heart health? Scientists search for the answer.
This Colombian man has dedicated years to training youth on how to protect the environment. His is the ninth installment in the Rainforest Defenders series.
Five hundred years after Spanish conquistadors arrived, gold is still a driving economic force in South America's Guiana Shield. But the industry depends on another element, one with deadly side effects for miners and rainforests: mercury.
Prisoners have been excluded from vaccine trials out of concern that they may be coerced into participating, but researchers say that including the vulnerable population in COVID-19 studies could have outsize health benefits.
Millions will be displaced. Where will they go?
Permitting for controlled burns across the country has been suspended during the coronavirus pandemic, in part because smoke inhalation may heighten one's risk of infection.
People in Myanmar's western state are battling a surge in coronavirus in the midst of escalating conflict. The uprising is the latest in a state with a troubled history.
Epidemiologist Caitlin Rivers urged the government to develop a plan to eliminate test shortages and anticipate bottlenecks in supplies. Things may have gone differently if more officials had listened to her.
A national census in Bosnia in October 2013 may reveal an increasingly ethnic Bosnian population, but getting minorities to officially declare their often-stigmatized identities will be difficult.
More than 520 years after Spain expelled its Jewish population, the government has eased Spanish citizenship regulations for people of Sephardic Jewish descent.
Seventeen-year-old Yago Parra wanted to protest Spanish austerity measures. He never expected to become a symbol of the fight for free expression.
How do Tohono O’odham tribal members feel about the primarily Latino migrants crossing through their reservation in order to pursue the "American Dream"? It's complicated.
The Pulitzer Center welcomes Wake Forest University, High Point University and Guilford College to its Campus Consortium network.
Boulder, known for its green ideology, is preparing to take over the town's electrical utility in an effort to become more sustainable and bring the power of choice back to the public.
Hawaii's ‘i’iwi honeycreeper may not last another generation and its extinction would change the biological diversity and culture of the islands.
Some of the biggest criticisms of international aid are coming from self-reflective aid workers who question their role and the role of their employers in developing nations.
Every five years the federal government passes a Farm Bill to outline agriculture and food policy. This year, interest groups are trying to get a policy protecting farmworker rights included.
Animal welfare organizations seek additional protections for chimpanzees that could ultimately result in the end of their appearances in movies and commercials.
Coming off of adventures in Asia during summer 2011, one traveler's questions shifted from whether China is ready for an Arab Spring to what the future of democracy looks like there.
Mattey's Garden, a 13-year-old gardening program offered at Matthew Whaley Elementary School in Williamsburg, VA, isn't just about vegetables.
Grantees David Abel and Andy Laub's film documenting the North Atlantic right whale's fight against extinction was nominated for the Best Non-Broadcast Film category.
The Pulitzer Center announces our inaugural Fellows and projects for the Post-Graduate Reporting Fellowship Program for Columbia and Medill Journalism Schools.
Grantees Patricia Clarembaux and Almudena Toral's story was nominated for a News & Documentary Emmy Award in the Outstanding New Approaches: Current News category.
The "Bringing Stories Home" reporting initiative continues to support and promote local newsrooms, strengthening community voices amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pulitzer Center grantee Hal Bernton wins first place in the Outstanding Beat Reporting category for the SEJ awards.
Grantee Sean Gallagher's short film combines drone cinematography and Cambodian poetry. It has been shortlisted for the Earth Photo 2020 competition in the Changing Forests category.
Journalists Maria Hinojosa, Anna-Catherine Brigida, and Maria Zamudio share individuals' stories and efforts to hold governments accountable through their reporting.
"You get a lump in your throat, it was so devastating what you were seeing," photographer Sean Gallagher says to Chris King of the Documenting Climate Change podcast on environmental reporting in Cambodia.
The Focus on Justice series continues as Frank Carlson, Alec Karakatsanis and Ricky Kidd discuss the criminalization of poverty including the challenges of receiving legal aid from a public defender.
Journalist grantees Claire Napier Galofaro, Aisha Sultan, and Eric Adelson discuss their reporting projects about the pandemic's effect on marginalized communities.
The Pulitzer Center-supported "Mapping Makoko" combines technology, data visualization, and multimedia journalism in an effort to put one of Africa's most unique slums on the map.
A new collaboration with Vox seeks to increase access for photojournalists of historically marginalized backgrounds.