Without fish, people of the Xingu Great Bend face the pandemic with food insecurity.
Scientists are focusing on a potential new threat: variants that could do an end run around the human immune response.
When analyzed by stricter criteria than used earlier, the vaccine’s efficacy against all forms of COVID-19, including mild cases, dropped from about 78% to 50%.
Brazil is inching closer to having an authorized COVID-19 vaccine called CoronaVac, created by the Chinese company Sinovac.
"The Political Arc of Deforestation" tracks the political fingerprints behind the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.
Riverine populations expelled from their homes years ago face the pandemic while still trying to reorganize their lives.
A journalist and indigenous poet brings interviews and reports from the Yanomami indigenous people and sertanistas about how mining has always been, and still is, a source of violence, death and disease.
In the Javari Valley, indigenous populations live in voluntary isolation. But the virus has reached the region.
The second episode of the "Scorched Earth" series covers the quilombola community of Alcântara, in Maranhão, where families experience a constant threat of expulsion.
The first episode of the "Scorched Earth" series features testimonials about the importance of indigenous women in community and national politics in Brazil.
People in the Amazon explain how destruction in the region relates to the coronavirus.
The investigation by the Centinela COVID-19 journalistic alliance in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Nicaragua shows the many faces of this silent tragedy and the failures in official protections.
An investigation of the spurious relations between local politics and environmental degradation in the Amazon rainforest.
This project tracks applications for mining concessions inside Indigenous lands in the Amazon in order to reveal the companies and people who want to develop these protected areas.
COVID-19 has seized on the historical vulnerability of Quilombola populations on the lower Tocantins River in the Brazilian state of Pará.
This project focuses on the spread of the new coronavirus throughout the Brazilian Amazon forest in a 5-episode documentary style podcast.
A look at Amazonian fires and deforestation during the dry season and the possible consequences for the health of the Amazonian population over the COVID-19 pandemic.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
Sister Jean believes that God made us free. With that freedom, we made many terrible choices, like burning down the Amazon. Now, it is not God's job to save us -- that's up to people like Sister Jean.
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
A declining number of leprologists rely on questionable data as they try to eliminate the growing threat of leprosy in South America’s most populated country.
From arson caused by large loggers to the use of fire for subsistence in traditional communities, a journalistic investigation differentiates the types of fires in the Amazon rainforest.
An expedition to Resex Guariba Roosevelt, in Mato Grosso, through the Brazilian Amazon wildness, to show life inside the most dangerous region of the Amazon.
How does the mass murder of bees caused by the indiscriminate use of pesticides threaten the Amazon and Cerrado biomes?
As Brazilians convert en masse to evangelical Christianity, drug gangs are becoming entwined with churches in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro.
What happens when the world’s most populous country has an appetite for beef and soy produced in Brazil? How China helps fuel the deforestation of the Amazon.
Jesse Hyde traveled to the Brazilian Amazon in June 2019 to report on the impact of cattle ranching on the rainforest and a series of violent conflicts over the forest's future.
Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.
Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?
Meet Frederick Bernas and Rayan Hindi, who discuss the challenges of producing a documentary about a ballet program in Rio de Janeiro's Alemão favela.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Journalist Rhitu Chatterjee discusses her reporting on the school meal programs in Brazil and India.
Pulitzer Center grantees Heather Pringle and Andrew Lawler traveled to the Amazon to report on isolated indigenous peoples' recent emergence from the forests.
Matthew Niederhauser introduces his Real World Cup project, produced in collaboration with The New Republic and Pulitzer Center.
Fred de Sam Lazaro explains the source of declining birth rate in Brazil and how it could enhance women’s role in the society—a topic of his project “Brazil: Girl Power.”
The multimedia projects profiled three species of trees from the world’s largest rainforests that help stave off global environmental disaster.
Participants in a webinar organized by the Amazon Rainforest Journalism Fund and Reporters Without Borders highlight the importance of ethical collaboration for quality coverage of the Amazon.
The Pulitzer Center-supported Vox project profiles three tree species vital to the global ecosystem
The project focuses on three climate superheroes under threat of deforestation.
2020 Elon University Reporting Fellow Anton Delgado is interviewed by Today at Elon about his Pulitzer Center-sponsored project, documenting the resurgence of leprosy in Brazil.
A project considered strategic by the Brazilian government underestimates socio-environmental impacts in one of the most threatened regions of the Amazon.
At a virtual Earth Day event for students, grantee Eliza Barclay speaks on a panel with youth activists, experts, and students about solutions-oriented climate change reporting.
In this webinar, grantee Pablo Albarenga shares stories of Indigenous youth working to protect their homelands in the Amazon rainforest as part of our series on stories of resilience.
The winners of the 67th Scripps Howard Awards represent among the best of journalism from 2019.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
Bernas' lifelong connection to music and the arts drew him to the story of the favela ballerinas.
We have to decolonize ourselves: Eliane Brum, a Brazilian member of the Amazon Advisory Committee, addressing the first convening of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF).
This unit explores how journalism can (dis)empower communities, and uses news stories to examine the roots and effects of injustice against Indigenous people in the Amazon and in students' own lives.
In this lesson, students will analyze how photojournalists tell under-reported stories using photography and apply tips for doing so themselves from Pulitzer Center-supported journalists.
Students explore reporting on Indigenous youth activism in the Amazon, analyze the causes of plastic pollution, and consider how they can make a difference in reducing waste in their own communities.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.
Students evaluate two broadcast stories on the battle for land in the Brazilian Amazon in order to craft arguments about how they think land in the Amazon should be used.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.