Philip Fearnside, a biologist who studies the relationship between human activities, such as agriculture, and the protection of tropical forests, says that soy production threatens the Amazon forest.
As the war in Ukraine slips from the headlines, can Russia declare victory?
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.
Damon Tabor on illegal gold mining activity in the jungles of French Guiana, where police all the way from France are trying to put an end to the practice.
With the price of gold skyrocketing, Brazilians have been crossing the border into the jungle of French Guiana, where illegal mine operations have been multiplying, in search of a new El Dorado.
An insider's view of late night blackmarket business with French Guiana's garimpeiro gold miners.
Illegal mining of gold contributes to the violent climate of French Guiana, but individuals also suffer due to unhealthy contact with mercury during the extraction process.
After Cayenne, I traveled to a ramshackle little town about 50 miles from the Brazilian border called Regina.
Narayan Mahon reports on illegal gold mining activity in French Guiana.
On a recent Wednesday morning, we drove past central Cayenne's dilapidated houses and ramshackle shops to the gendarmerie HQ at the edge of the city for an interview with Colonel François Müller, the commander of French Guiana's gendarmes.
If people know anything about this place--and not many do--it's because of Steve McQueen. In 1973, McQueen starred in Papillon, a movie based on the book of the same name by Henri Charrière, a hustler in the French underground and accused pimp-murderer sentenced to a life in prison on French Guiana's infamous Devil's Island penal colony.
As jittery investors have sought safe-haven investments in gold during the recession, the metal's price has soared on world markets.
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 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.
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.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.