Projects

Launched October 3, 2019 Jessica Prokop, Amanda Cowan
After Motel 6 gave his name to immigration agents in 2017, a Washington man’s family was torn apart. The Columbian reports from the U.S.-Mexico border, where the family is navigating a life divided.
Launched October 1, 2019 Rodrigo Pedroso
Catholic missionaries first arrived in the Amazon five centuries ago. Who are they and what are they doing now?
Launched October 1, 2019 Tish Sanghera, Disha Shetty
To boost economic growth, India is granting environmental clearances fast. But many projects ignore environmental laws, disregard Indigenous rights, and harm India’s last remaining natural resources.
Launched October 1, 2019 Jon Cohen
Despite sharp international criticism, a Russian geneticist is pushing forward a project to edit embryos of a deaf couple so their children won't inherit the mutation that impairs their hearing.
Launched September 30, 2019 Camila DeChalus
The U.S. government and migrants seeking asylum find themselves in a precarious situation as the situation on the border worsens.
Launched September 26, 2019 Nestor Ramos, Anush Elbakyan
Come with us as we explore Cape Cod to better understand what climate change is doing here, what it means for the future of this beloved place, and what the cost of inaction could be.
Launched September 26, 2019 Daniel Merino
In summer 2018, Japan experienced the realities of a climate-changed earth. The worst heatwave in the country's history killed over a thousand people and shattered records across the nation.
Launched September 25, 2019 Jacob Kushner, Allison Shelley
One decade after the deadliest natural disaster of the century, Pulitzer grantees return to examine aid, trade, and a new city created by the catastrophe.
Launched September 24, 2019 Mara Régia di Perna, Ana Cristina Moreira dos Santos
This year the Brazilian government has authorized the use of 325 pesticides. In Lucas do Rio Verde in the Amazon state of Mato Grosso, the terrible effects of one of these pesticides, Paraquat, was accidentally sprayed over the population back in 2006, can still be seen. It resulted in high cancer...
Launched September 24, 2019 Tristan Baurick, Tegan Wendland
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.
Launched September 23, 2019 Kalpana Jain
What does the rise of a new militant Hinduism under India's Modi government mean for women and young people, and what does resistance to it look like?
Launched September 23, 2019 Nithin Coca
Investigating the impacts of the global coconut boom on Southeast Asian rainforests and livelihoods.
Launched September 18, 2019 Tim Sullivan, Cedar Attanasio
The Associated Press examines what happens to asylum-seekers when Europe and the United States close their doors, outsourcing migrants to other countries.
Launched September 18, 2019 Alex Rozier, Eric Shelton
After 15 years of one disaster after another, what does a changing climate mean for the survival of Mississippi's Gulf fisheries?
Launched September 13, 2019 Francesc Badia i Dalmases, Pablo Albarenga
Three Rainforest Defender Series stories of resistance and innovation in the Achuar Territory of the Ecuadorian Amazon.
Launched September 13, 2019 Pallavi Puri
Despite difficult living conditions, 4.5 million women in India pursue rolling beedis (hand-rolled cigarettes) to earn their livelihood. The identities of 89 percent of beedi workers fade along with their fingerprints.
Launched September 10, 2019 Fabio Pontes, Jardy Lopes
This project analyzes how the fire in the Amazon rainforest impacted the triple frontier between Brazil, Bolivia, and Peru.  
Launched September 9, 2019 Hal Bernton, Steve Ringman
The Bering Sea's winter ice has helped to sustain a remarkable abundance of sea life. For the past two years, it's been gone, and scientists are scrambling to figure out what that means for the future.
Launched September 9, 2019 Marcio Pimenta
By land and air, a photo essay that shows fire in the heart of the Amazon.
Launched September 4, 2019 Fiona Macleod, Tricia Govindasamy
Land reform, or sleight of hand? Who benefited from the multimillion-dollar MalaMala deal in greater Kruger National Park? Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism follows the money trail of South Africa's most expensive land settlement.
Launched August 30, 2019 Michelle Tyrene Johnson
MLK's legacy makes a mark with more than 900 streets named after him, including most recently, Kansas City, Mo. But from USA to Europe to Africa, how does that legacy look from those streets?
Launched August 28, 2019 Amy Martin, Nick Mott
Should we drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge? Why? Why not? Who gets to decide? Travel north with the producers of the podcast Threshold to explore this wild and complicated place.
Launched August 27, 2019
Access free episodes and curricula for “The Weekly,” the news documentary television series by The New York Times.
Launched August 23, 2019 Jacqueline Charles, José Antonio Iglesias
On Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti suffered its most devastating disaster. More than 300,000 souls were lost, 1.5 million people were injured and an equal number made homeless. What has happened since?