In the first part of a special two-part series, reporter and photographer Spike Johnson examines how dead zones affect the Gulf seafood industry and efforts being taken in Louisiana to mitigate the problem.
Clever slogans and campaigns have failed to slow milk's decline or the rise of competing beverages.
If food waste were a country, it would be the third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.
A military judge on Friday set Jan. 11, 2021, as the start of the death-penalty trial at Guantánamo Bay of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and four men charged as plotters of the attacks.
A war court prosecutor confirmed the abrupt firing of a Guantánamo Bay prison commander last April was due to the mishandling of classified information. The commander, Admiral John C. Ring, was fired abruptly four months ago after publicly campaigning for detention facility improvements.
The Mexican city of Matamoros has become a forced shelter for thousands of immigrants who wait more than a month for a meeting to ask for asylum in the United States.
A federal court ruled last week that the U.S. government could reject asylum seekers who failed to seek protection in other countries first — but only applied the ruling to Texas and New Mexico. Will that push migrants to try their luck in Arizona and California?
Colleagues of a former Navy SEAL say the decision to pass him over smacks of retribution over his willingness to stand up to the military tribunal system.
Sarah Shourd’s play, based on her 3-year investigation into the horrors of solitary confinement, is a piece of transformational theater that asks us to re-examine long-held notions of punishment as it reveals the tragic—and sometimes painfully comic and absurd—realities that dictate life “inside the box.”
At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as “a moral obligation.”
Executive Editor Indira Lakshmanan speaks with Daniel Green at Journalism.Co.UK about the Pulitzer Center's 'Bringing Stories Home' initiative and the importance of bringing global stories to local audiences.
As the Arctic warms and tensions over its future rise, the Canadian and U.S. militaries have stepped up operations in the region.
An exploration into the emerging industry of underwater mining leads to more questions than answers. With time running out before this practice begins, are we acting irresponsibly?
An unintended planet-wide experiment is underway–leading to warming temperatures and an acidifying ocean.
The US and Cuba are poised at the alter, prenuptials in hand. But as headlines forecast the fruits of the union and tourists flood Havana, there are already signs of unease.
Most countries fostering an influx of Syrian refugees are seeing a backlash. Canada is riding a wave of enthusiasm, as people feel empowered to help Syrians in what has become a popular movement.
Big Data is coming to global health. But who should decide who lives and dies: Doctors on the front lines or a mathematical formula?
In places around the world, supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis.
An on-the-ground look at efforts in Africa and the United States to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
U.S. administration defines Jewish settlements as an obstacle to peace, yet allows millions in subsidized donations to help sustain them. How does it work? Investigative journalist Uri Blau digs deep.
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Tijuana and San Diego, sister cities that have overlapping populations, have vastly different responses to HIV/AIDS, illustrating the stark challenges that still exist in many locales.
A look at how climate change is challenging Native communities across rural Alaska where hunting, fishing and foraging for food anchors cultures and economies.
Kem Knapp Sawyer, contributing editor at the Pulitzer Center and director of its Campus Consortium student fellowship program, has been elected associate board member of the Overseas Press Club of America, the nation's oldest and largest journalism association engaged in global news.
This week: cobalt mining comes from one of the planet's poorest countries and all too often it is mined by children, skepticism about Kosovo's deradicalization and rehabilitation programs for returning jihadists, and Pulitzer Center welcomes new Executive Editor, Indira Lakshmanan.
Award-winning photographer Daniella Zalcman discusses her ongoing "Signs of Your Identity" project and the importance of diverse storytelling.
For the past nine years, the Pulitzer Center has partnered with Free Spirit Media to support four youth production crews through a summer documentary film experience.
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Freedom for our peoples is not only a right, but also a tool." Your stories are tools that will help our democracy thrive.
Melissa Noel won NABJ's Salute to Excellence Award for "Jamaica's 'Barrel Children' Often Come up Empty with a Parent Abroad."
The Pulitzer Center partnered with the Tomodachi Youth Exchange program to encourage high school students from Japan and the United States to tell the underreported stories through photography.
"We Became Fragments" won Best Documentary at LA Shorts Fest, qualifying for the Oscars.
Comments and responses to "Losing Earth" have been pouring in online. Read on for a summary of the lively debate.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
This week: investigating family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border, performing poetry in front of the White House, and explaining heavy metal mining in Peru.
This lesson provides resources for teachers in Winston-Salem, NC as they create lesson plans connected to the "Dispatches" exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA).
This is a multi-week unit on international adoption and ethics. Students will examine how international adoption agencies work and the role of culture, ethics, local policy, and international law.
This is a multi-week unit on U.S. companies and the welfare of international workers. Students will examine how U.S. companies manufacture their goods and how they care for their workers abroad.
Students analyze how an author structures articles in different ways to report on malnutrition. The articles come from the project “1,000 Days: To save women, children and the world” by Roger Thurow.
Students analyze how an author structures and supports a story about disappearing sand reserves, then create visual campaigns that increase awareness about sand depletion.
In this lesson, students will learn about AIDS in Florida, and participate in an activity understand the role of health education and its impact on the AIDS epidemic in the United States.
This plan includes lesson plans connected to the work of journalists that presented at the UChicago Summer Teacher Institute in June 2016.
What is the most efficient way to reduce the amount of waste? Can we ever reach the point of waste elimination?
This 45-minute lesson uses a radio piece and photo essay to prompt discussion about immigration and the phenomenon of transnational parenting.
This lesson plan features resources highlighting practices related to food waste both in the U.S. and abroad in order to facilitate a discussion about how to address this issue.
This lesson plan uses current debates surrounding U.S. defense policy to help middle and high school students practice the Common Core Social Studies standards.
Our topic under the umbrella of food insecurity is the existence of food deserts in both rural and urban areas within the U.S. and how they compare and/or contrast in their causes and potential...