Living in a mobile home, being a non-citizen, and working in agriculture are risk factors for heat illness in rural parts of the state, according to a 2018 paper written by Lauren Thie, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services’ heat prevention coordinator.
A toxic bacteria, vibrio, is being found more often along the Carolina coast. The earth’s warming climate is a major reason vibrio is an increasing threat to people across the planet.
The latest judge assigned to the long-running death penalty case is based in Virginia and has had a military career focused on defense work, but he has been on the bench for less than two years.
U.S., Russian, Canadian, and Chinese forces are taking an active role in the polar region, but the real threat is the rapidly changing climate.
When Deborah Birx was named coordinator of the White House Coronavirus Task Force in February, she was widely praised as a voice of data-driven reason. But some of her actions have undermined the effectiveness of the CDC, according to a Science investigation.
Success in the push to find a COVID-19 vaccine at record-breaking speed could result in the first vaccine to cross the finish line might be only marginally effective.
Mateo Ruiz González photographed what the response to the coronavirus pandemic looked like on the streets of Brooklyn.
In Vienna, Illinois, no one talks openly about the violence that drove out Black residents 66 years ago, or about how it became a "sundown town." The town is still grappling with racial tensions today.
What does recovery and reopening look like across Brooklyn during the pandemic? Mateo Ruiz González captured images of Brooklyn's streets in this COVID-19 Writers Project photo essay.
The coronavirus pandemic was accelerating. More tests were needed. More personal protective equipment was needed. Food supplies were depleting. Prices for essential products skyrocketed. Hysteria was setting in.
The pandemic underscored long-standing inequalities in American society. It also created scores of new social activists in Generation Z ready to become the leaders of tomorrow.
When COVID-19 cases spiked in March, officials encouraged extreme vigilance with social distancing. At the same time, residents were beginning to see the failures and strengths of their government's crisis response.
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?
What challenges do kids face when a parent is imprisoned? “Children of the Incarcerated" introduces young readers to programs that help families stay connected when a parent is behind bars.
There are a lot of systems of division. Caste is one of them. This series takes listeners/viewers to India and back to the U.S. where caste impacts thousands, but for which there are no legal protections.
Native American education has been on a steady decline for the past decade—now some are working to bridge the gap between education and the preservation of a neglected culture.
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Entrepreneurs and investors are rewriting the rules of business, challenging conventional growth principles to build an economy fueled by transparency and equality.
Audemio Orózco-Ramírez was raped in a Montana jail by his cellmates in 2013 after being detained at a traffic stop for failing to provide immigration documents. This year, he was finally deported.
How have local volunteers mobilized and aided Puerto Rican communities after Hurricane Maria?
Texas is searching for ways to curb the alarming number of women dying less than a year after their pregnancies. Poland, a conservative, anti-abortion, religious country may have solutions.
Pretrial diversion–where defendants pay fees to avoid prison time–are increasing popular. But some government agents are profiting from people's inability to pay the fees.
The Texas Tribune is shining a bright light on the U.S.-Mexico border in the aftermath of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that separated children from their parents.
Tools are now available to prevent and treat HIV infections, but Russia, Nigeria and the U.S. state of Florida each are struggling, for different reasons, to fully exploit the power of these tools.
Jon Sawyer on how the Pulitzer Center is adapting to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Awards for Excellence in Health Care Journalism recognize the best health reporting in print, broadcast and online media.
More than 20 students from Ida B. Wells Middle School participated in the three-day workshop.
A look at Pulitzer Center health reporting and what lessons it offers for the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Gomes' image of a sex trafficking survior and her guide dog was chosen as a finalist from over 400 submissions.
Awards were given to the best videos showcasing important global health issues and innovations.
Carol Rosenberg speaks about the intricacies of reporting in Guantanamo Bay.
"Broken Justice," a PBS NewsHour podcast supported by the Pulitzer Center, was recognized in the Radio category.
New media fellowships honoring veteran journalist Richard Longworth support Chicago and Midwest journalists reporting on international stories.
The Phoenix highlights Pulitzer Center grantee Marcio Pimenta's visit to Swarthmore College.
Penn Today highlights Reporting Fellow Patrick Ammerman's work investigating the refugee crisis at the Venezuela-Colombia border and the associated public health crisis and economic inequities.
Over the summer, students from the U.S. and around the world came together in Chicago to study peacebuilding through the Genesis Academy Summer Institute.
This lesson shows students how journalists use data visualization to effectively communicate scientific issues—and directs students to create their own projects using the mapping platform CartoDB.
Analyze author’s purpose using articles and video exploring a community’s efforts to support Syrian refugees in Jordan.
This Masters-level lesson introduces journalism as an important tool for public health students and researchers to communicate complex public health issues in an accessible way for the general...
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
The following World Water Day lesson plan and classroom resources for humanities, science, social studies, media and English teachers ask students to investigate four Pulitzer Center reporting...
This Masters level lesson introduces journalism as an important tool for public health students and researchers to communicate complex public health issues in an accessible way for the general...
Resources to support student Letters to the Next President inspired and informed by global problems such as water access, climate change, forced migration and more.
The following lesson explores the project "Pumped Dry," which covers the recent shortage of vanishing groundwater. It teaches skills of persuasion.
In this lesson, students use online reporting to compare the 2016 U.S. election to elections in Iran and Taiwan.
Students read global news articles and design a mock campaign addressing the issue of driving under the influence.
A quick, 10-minute lesson about the effects of the Nuclear tests done on the Marshall Islands by the United States.
Students use evidence gathered from the resources to write a letter or presentation articulating their own opinion of whether or not to continue funding nuclear weapons in the U.S.