COVID-19 isn’t the first infectious disease scientists have modeled—Ebola and Zika are recent examples—but never has so much depended on their work.
The innovative Dutch response to climate change may have lessons for New Orleans.
Dutch engineers hope to make up for past mistakes.
For years, the Dutch built levees, artificial barriers to keep water out. In the face of climate change and rising sea levels, they are reversing the process, and returning to nature.
Like New Orleans, Rotterdam is coping with heavier rains and bigger storms brought about by changing climate.
Climate change is bringing new threats and the Dutch are trying some unusual approaches in response.
The Dutch have long been the proud tamers of rivers, building vast networks of levees that kept the rising waters separated from farms and cities.
The project is the world’s largest experiment in coastal storm and flood defense at a time when climate change is causing seas to rise and storms to intensify.
Coastal communities across the world are now facing new climate threats — rising seas, more intense storms, and heavier rain.
Louisiana's flood and storm protection managers closely studied the Netherlands’ well-built, well-maintained system of sea gates and levees, which the Dutch call dikes.
More than 900 streets in the United States are named after King, as are another hundred elsewhere in the world.
Countries around the world are making it easier to choose the time and manner of your death. But doctors in the world’s euthanasia capital are starting to worry about the consequences.
The Netherlands has long battled back the sea, but climate change is forcing the lowland nation to rethink its approach. It's now learning to live with water rather than fight it.
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
Northern Europe can teach important lessons about how to help slow, and to prepare for, global warming. We report on the relatively low carbon foot print of northern Europe and sea-level-rise plans.
There’s a growing push in Europe to criminalize the buying but not the selling of sex. Advocates say such laws curb trafficking. Opponents say they hurt prostitutes. Who's right?
Author and journalist Christopher de Bellaigue reports on assisted dying and euthanasia practices in North America and Europe.
Do bans on buying sex work? Or is it better to legalize everything? Journalist Michelle Goldberg traveled to Europe to find out.
Panelists explore living, dying, grief— and why talking about death is good for our health.
"Everyday Africa" and other Pulitzer Center grantees included in the Atlantic's Roughly Top 100 non-fiction pieces of 2014.
How do you protect sex workers from the hazards of their trade? Sweden has a controversial answer.
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 looks at climate change and how some countries are trying to combat it.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.