Will corporate interests and our modern way of life damage the people and nature on Pacific Islands? What effects will mining for metals off the coast of Papua New Guinea and other countries have?
Papua New Guinea
Reckoning with drought and climate change in Papua New Guinea.
One of the most cutting-edge projects to tackle climate change is being pioneered in one of the most remote, undeveloped countries on earth. Can it possibly work?
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific region. The epidemic is so bad, it's being described as a national emergency.
Aid agencies evacuate about 15 people accused of sorcery per week; experts say wealth gap may fuel such claims.
Poor access to adequate care leads to tuberculosis 'hot zones' and the rise of multidrug-resistant strains.
Craig Welch talks about reporting on ocean acidification from underwater, spear-diving in shark infested waters, and translating complex chemical reactions into riveting journalism.
For a glimpse of how nature might — or might not — adapt to ocean acidification, scientists turn to the prickly “hedgehog of the sea.”
Ocean acidification, the lesser-known twin of climate change, threatens to scramble marine life on a scale almost too big to fathom.
A project run by ExxonMobil to supply China and Japan with liquefied gas for the next 30 years is changing life in Papua New Guinea with wildly inequitable results for local people.
Two years after Exxon Mobil started its multi-billion dollar energy project in Papua New Guinea, some traditional landowners are feeling short-changed.
Exxon Mobil's natural gas project in Papua New Guinea could be a blessing for the economy or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of tribal lands.
A young Catalan physician-scientist working on a remote island in Papua New Guinea has single-handedly revived the old quest to eradicate yaws, a disfiguring skin and bone disease.
Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
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.
Is Exxon Mobil's natural gas project a heaven-sent opportunity to boost Papua New Guinea’s GDP, or a threat to the 60,000 people who can claim "customary ownership" of the land that will be affected?
Climate change is threatening to displace 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret Atoll in the South Pacific. Their stories are the main topic explored in the Academy Award®-nominated film Sun Come Up.
The UN is trying to bring forests into the fight against climate change with an ambitious programme known as REDD+. Can it work in a complex place like Papua New Guinea?
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific. Pulitzer Center grantee Benedict Moran visits remote clinics to look at why the disease is spreading.
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
Céline Rouzet travels to Papua New Guinea's capital city and highlands to discover how the massive Exxon Mobil-led gas project is impacting the country.
'Circus Without Borders' is now available to stream on six digital platforms.
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.
Ocean acidification and overfishing are two of the biggest environmental challenges facing us today. Will we rely on rapid evolution or are other solutions possible?
Pulitzer Center documentary and multimedia projects nominated in three categories at the 35th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards.
Pulitzer Center grantees Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy introduced us to the landay — a centuries-old oral poetic tradition from Afghanistan.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on Exxon Mobil’s multi-billion dollar Liquefied Natural Gas project in Papua New Guinea.
How filmmakers Jennifer Redfearn and Tim Metzger fell in love during the filming of their Oscar-nominated short documentary Sun Come Up.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jennifer Redfearn discusses the financial challenges of making her Oscar-nominated documentary Sun Come Up to Business Insider's: The Wire.
With the Pulitzer Center's support, Redfearn and co-producer Tim Metzger traveled to the Carteret Islands to tell the story of some of the world's first climate change refugees.
The serious consequences of earth's changing climate are the subject of three new documentary films: "Easy Like Water," "Water Wars" and "Sun Come Up," which are funded in part by the Pulitzer Center.
In January 2010, Pulitzer-sponsored journalists Jennifer Redfearn, William Wheeler and Anna-Katarina Gravgaard visited more than fifteen middle and high schools and three universities in the St. Louis area. They spoke about their experiences reporting on the issues surrounding climate change in the Carteret Islands and South Asia, respectively. Their discussions with the students ranged from the environmental, social, and political implications of climate change, to the technical and educational sides of a career in journalism, to news literacy and the changing media landscape.
Two Pulitzer Center-supported films won honors at the 9th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival June 3. Jennifer Redfearn's "The Next Wave," a short version of "Sun Come Up," her film on the effects of climate change on the native inhabitants of the Carteret Islands, won the Jury Award. Gabrielle Weiss' "La Hoja," on coca leaf farmers and the coca industry in Bolivia, won the Unspoken Truth Award. Congratulations, Jennifer and Gabrielle!
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.
Using multiple reporting projects from our Climate Change Gateway, this lesson explores the responses of various communities worldwide to a changing climate....