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Connected Coastlines

Connected Coastlines is a nationwide climate reporting initiative in U.S. coastal states. The initiative is building a consortium of newsrooms and independent journalists across America to report on the local effects of erratic weather patterns on coastal populations using the latest climate science. Currently, the Pulitzer Center is supporting 16 reporting projects and will cover climate change issues on every coastline in the mainland U.S.—the East Coast, Great Lakes, Gulf Coast and West Coast—along with Hawaii and Alaska. Please visit the special website we've created for the Connected Coastlines projects.

If you are a journalist or editor interested in joining this network, please visit our 2020 Connected Coastlines grant page for more information or email contact@pulitzercenter.org.

Connected Coastlines

Big Problems for Smallest Great Lake: More Precipitation, Warmer Temperatures and Controversial Regulation Plan Upend Life Along Lake Ontario

Tom Frank was at his restaurant when a brimming Lake Ontario surged onto the back patio. Frank’s restaurant was one of many businesses and homes affected in an upstate New York town, where flooding is the most conspicuous example of how a changing climate is having a profound effect on Lake Ontario.

Living Solutions

Stories and teaching material prepared by Climate Central, Gothamist , The Guardian, and The Earth institute exploring efforts to adapt to climate change using marshes, trees and other natural features.

The Jersey Shore, A Century After Sandy

Dr. Stewart Farrell and other coastal scientists have been warning that much of the iconic Jersey Shore will be erased by sea-level rise and storms over the next century. But is anyone listening?

Alaska Natives on the Front Line

Reporters explore Alaska Native resilience and cultural adaptation in the Arctic-termed ground zero for climate change- brought about by a rapidly shifting environment.

Waste in Georgia

Rising seas pose a serious threat to septic and sewer systems, putting our water at risk of contamination. This project looks at the risks and possible solutions for these problems in Coastal Georgia.

Changing Minds on Climate Science

A look at how attitudes toward climate science among coastal North Carolina residents and decision makers have evolved during the past decade as the signs of change have become increasingly visible.

Never Turn Your Back to the Sea

Environmentalists, cities, and owners of beachfront homes are engaged in bitter battles over how to save the coastline from rising sea levels.