The UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Siberut Island is the smallest and most endemic area in the world with 20 endemic animals including four endemic primates.
Tempo’s collaboration with Mongabay Indonesia, Betahita, Malaysiakini and Auriga Nusantara found traces of the involvement of a number of forestry and oil palm plantation companies in the big forest fire in 2019.
There is concern that a number of articles in the job creation bill—which is part of the Omnibus Law—may weaken environmental law enforcement in Indonesia.
Companies responsible for forest fires are not being served equal punishment. Civil suits are difficult to execute, while criminal suits do not seem to be moving forward.
Financial industries continue to disburse funds to companies involved in agricultural practices that threaten forests.
Satellite imagery and field checking on three concession sites of three firms strengthen the suspicion that companies were involved in fires that caused Rp75 trillion in losses to Indonesia.
Journalists and civil society organizations from different countries came together to uncover the alleged involvement of corporations in Indonesia’s 2019 fire season.
There is concern that a number of articles in the job creation bill may weaken environmental law enforcement. The bill poses a new threat to forests and peatlands.
The next two months will be crucial for Nazir Foead and his team at Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency (BRG). Peatlands have been vulnerable to fires during this time of year, and BRG has been the target of criticism.
Land and forest fires ravaged Indonesia in 2019. Satellite imagery and field checking suggest that companies were at fault. Poor law enforcement and lax regulations may trigger similar disasters in the future.
Companies responsible for forest fires in Indonesia are not being served equal punishment. Civil suits are difficult to execute, while criminal suits do not seem to be moving forward.
Power plants in three Indonesian villages stopped operating less than a year after being officially opened. As a result, hundreds of families spend their nights without electricity.
Borneo's ecological devastation involves logging, mining, palm oil cultivation, habitat loss, and climate change. This project examines these challenges through the eyes of Borneo’s indigenous people.
Palm oil—a product that appears in candy bars, cereal, and cosmetics—is a product the world needs. But can it be produced in an environmentally and socially sustainable manner?
A race has begun for one of the world's most precious resources—land. Investors are pouring in billions. They promise progress, but land grabs can upend livelihoods and stir bitter conflict.
Murders of environmental and land rights campaigners are on the increase worldwide.
Pulitzer Center grantees present their reporting at the International Conference on Family Planning 2016.
As illegal resource extraction spreads, the journalists who report on it often pay with their lives.
In 2009, The Seattle Times reported that ocean acidification – the plummeting pH of seas from carbon-dioxide emissions – was killing billions of Northwest oysters. That was only the beginning.
In Indonesia and the Philippines, explosive growth and rapid modernization test religious belief and attitudes toward family planning.
Profitable as it is for multi-national companies, palm oil is extracted at a heavy social and environmental cost, making it one of the most controversial commodities in the world.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
A race for the world's most coveted resource.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
The world wants gold. In developing countries like the Philippines and Indonesia families struggle to survive. The result? Children and teens toiling in the mines, risking mercury and cyanide poisonin
Seattle Times, journalists recognized for reporting excellence "stunning multimedia investigation of the consequences of worldwide ocean acidification."
Award-winning Pulitzer Center-supported Seattle Times reporting stretched from Pacific Northwest to the South Pacific.
Honors for Pulitzer Center-supported Seattle Times ocean acidification series, "Sea Change: The Pacific's Perilous Turn."
Long a staple in the developing world, palm oil’s versatility and long shelf-life are fueling a surging demand that has turned it into a lucrative cash crop--with devastating consequences.
Pulitzer Center journalist Jason Motlagh discusses his reporting with over 1,000 students in Philadelphia and Chicago.
This Week in Review: The New Big Oil
In this lesson, using Pulitzer Center journalism resources, we'll examine air pollution around the world.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
This lesson draws from a range of projects on food waste, ocean health, global goods and extractives, food insecurity, water and sanitation and more to support student understanding around...