The latest news stories from Science Magazine about the COVID-19 crisis. Reported with support from the Pulitzer Center.
As flooding has rapidly worsened in scale and frequency, people are demanding action from their governments. Unfortunately, stormwater management is a costly problem that is not easily solved.
Adham Hassoun had completed a 15-year sentence in the United States on terrorism-related charges. Unable to deport him, the government sought to keep him in open-ended custody.
Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow Brett Forrest looks at how New York City's Catholic churches have struggled with declining donations during the COVID-19 shutdown.
An investigation by Puerto Rico’s Center for Investigative Journalism found the areas with the highest number of COVID-19 infections and deaths coincide with the counties with the highest proportion of Puerto Ricans in the United States.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across the country, museums and cultural sites in Illinois were shut down in attempts to stymie the spread of the disease. Now, African American museums in the region are adapting to the pandemic and affirming their role in sharing information about racial injustices.
The Obama administration ran into a wall of political opposition when it tried to close Guantánamo Prison. The former vice president rarely brings up the topic and has yet to draw up a strategy but says he shares the goal.
The Peoria Riverfront Museum's Virtual Museum project officially launched on March 19, the day before Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker’s statewide stay-at-home order went into effect.
As with many immigrants, Connie and Ricardo's stores represent the physical proof of their success. But they have balanced pressure to reopen with safety concerns throughout the pandemic.
The trend is strongly observed in the state of New York: urban poverty and social vulnerability factors increase the possibility of becoming infected or dying from the virus in places where most Puerto Ricans live.
Shortly after shelter-in-place began, the Illinois State Museum (ISM) launched an Illinois Stories COVID-19 Collecting Initiative to record history as it is happening, inviting the people of Illinois to share their experiences living through the pandemic.
Iraida had leukemia. She migrated from Venezuela to the United States in 2017, during the protests that shook the country. Then came COVID-19. This is her story.
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
In partnership with local media organizations across Illinois, this project elevates the stories of “Prairie State” museums and their inherent community and economic value as they face the COVID crisis.
With the economy in crisis because of the pandemic, survival is a day-to-day struggle for millions of undocumented Americans and Latinx immigrants living below the poverty line.
The 1857 Project tells the story of race in St. Louis, Missouri, and Illinois. The 1857 Dred Scott decision denying blacks humanity and the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates were the prelude to Civil War.
Sabrina Shankman reports on the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes manating from storage tanks of the nation's easternmost oil port harming their kids?
The Los Angeles Times is profiling victims in California of the COVID-19 pandemic, both to memorialize them and better understand the virus.
Victoria Isaacson, a 22-year-old wheelchair fencer, is trying to qualify for the Paralympics while overcoming the adversity of a degenerative disease, mounting debt, and a worldwide pandemic.
In 2016, the number of unaccompanied homeless youth reached 100,000 for the first time ever, and experts suggest official numbers are much higher. With school out indefinitely during the coronavirus crisis, the race is on to find these "Hidden Homeless" and help them.
Since leaving the service, Dustin Jones, USMC veteran and filmmaker, has lost more friends to suicide than he did in combat. Jones, a Columbia Journalism School Reporting Fellow, follows Marine veteran Bill Kirner as he struggles with PTSD and suicide.
In 2010, life expectancy in neighborhoods just west of downtown St. Louis was just 67 years. That was pre-pandemic. Here's how the most vulnerable families struggle to survive today and day by day.
The AP's global network reports on how the coronavirus outbreak is affecting the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.
Women and people of color are being disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. The 19th and The Philadelphia Inquirer profile women as they confront this unprecedented challenge.
How do North America's trees fuel Europe's clean energy plans? Journalist Justin Catanoso discusses "Slow burn"—a project on the wood pellet industry in North Carolina and its impact on the environment and climate change.
What does it take to produce an international series in multiple locations? Journalist Melanie Saltzman takes us behind-the-scenes of her reporting for PBS NewsHour Weekend’s “Future of Food” series.
After Motel 6 gave the name of an undocumented immigrant to the authorities, his family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
Natasha S. Alford tells the story of her reporting project on Afro-LatinX identity and social issues in Puerto Rico.
Aerial photographer Alex MacLean addresses the impact of sea-level rise, and current strategies to mitigate it, by capturing images of shoreline vulnerability, catastrophic damage, and strategies for resilience along the coast from Maine to Texas.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies.
In Feb. 2019, journalist Zahra Ahmad returned to Iraq to reunite with her family for the first time since immigrating to the U.S in 1998. Here she explains what sparked her trip and what she learned.
In Juarez, a cobbled-together community of migrants is trapped by U.S. policies in an immigration purgatory. Associated Press reporters Tim Sullivan and Cedar Attanasio spent a week in their world.
In Nome, Alaska, a city reckons with a crisis of unaddressed sexual violence, reports Victoria Mckenzie.
Photojournalist James Whitlow Delano explores the human and environmental toll of mining for gold in La Rinconada in the Peruvian Andes.
Meet journalist Louie Palu, reporting on the militarization of the Arctic.
At the height of the U.S. immigration debate, Marcia Biggs goes to ground zero of the Central American refugee crisis and the origin of migrant caravans to find out why people are being forced to flee.
In a webinar for educators, Pulitzer Center staff shared photojournalism techniques for distance and socio-emotional learning in collaboration with Washington D.C. and Winston-Salem, NC partners.
Pulitzer Center grantee Phillip Martin was honored for his WGBH collaboration exploring caste discrimination in the United States.
A St. Louis educator used the Pulitzer Center's 1619 Project curricular resources to launch high school students' investigations into race in America.
Playwright Sarah Shourd and Rhodessa Jones, director of The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, tackle trauma, racism, mass incarceration and the role of art to celebrate - and heal - the individual.
Eye on Ohio was awarded the Best Government Issues Reporting prize for their work investigating property tax loopholes costing small business owners thousands of dollars.
In conversation with TIME for Kids Executive Editor Jaime Joyce, author Susan Burton and her daughter Antoinette Carter share their personal experiences, their work with others and their efforts to change the system.
The new Racial Justice issues portal presents reporting from grantees who have investigated the impact of racism on global issues ranging from human rights and violence to poverty and health.
The Eyewitness Photojournalism Grant is a series of reporting grants for freelance photojournalists, in partnership with Diversify Photo.
In this webinar, grantee and Baltimore Sun reporter Yvonne Wenger discusses how child support policies can keep communities down rather than lift them up.
Throughout Summer 2020, SF Camerawork, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization supporting cutting-edge photography, will exhibit Cell Signals, an online photo exhibition curated by Pulitzer Center grantee Pete Brook and featuring the work of grantees Brandon Tauszik and Pendarvis Harshaw.
Corrine Chin and The Seattle Times won a Regional Emmy Award for their work covering the lives of those affected by deportation.
Seventy-two media organizations call on Trump to send "a clear and unambiguous message across the country and around the world about the importance of the press freedom and work of the press."
In this lesson, students explore the concept of triage in Missouri's public defender system, and more broadly across the United States.
In this lesson, students will hear from a journalist who uses writing skills to describe under-reported place, and practice the same skills in original writing.
In this lesson, students consider questions of identity and visibility by analyzing a documentary about an intersex woman from Zimbabwe seeking asylum in the U.S.
A partial listing of historical events and terms referenced in The 1619 Project essays to support teachers in curricular integration.
A lesson plan for close reading and guided discussion of Nikole Hannah-Jones' essay, which provides the intellectual framework and introduction for The 1619 Project.
Standards-aligned activities drawing from concepts in the essays, creative texts, photographs, and illustrations to engage students in creative and challenging ways.
A lesson plan to guide analysis of a video introduction to Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project.
Students learn about voter suppression and disenfranchisement in U.S. elections, and how people are mobilizing to combat it.
In this lesson, students will analyze data showing that Black and brown people are over-represented in COVID-19 mortality statistics, investigate structural causes, and search for solutions.
As students across the world learn remotely, Pulitzer Center is committed to supporting educators with engaging resources that are online and easily printable.
Students explore images from the Everyday Africa, evaluate how images can inform a person's understanding of what a place looks like, and brainstorm images that they can compose to more accurately...
Students explore images from Everyday Africa, and then practice planning images for a photography exhibition that aims to present everyday life in their communities.