Projects

Launched November 1, 2019 Fábio Zuker, Bruno Kelly
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
Launched October 31, 2019 Audrey Henson
Dementia is not a new concept to Japan. However, reishi mushrooms are.
Launched October 29, 2019 Mark Hibbs, Jennifer Allen
A look at how attitudes toward climate science among coastal North Carolina residents and decision makers have evolved during the past decade as the signs of change have become increasingly visible.
Launched October 28, 2019 Gregory Scruggs
Forty thousand people live in substandard conditions in downtown Buenos Aires' Villa 31. With property deeds and infrastructure upgrades, can authorities finally resolve the eyesore on their front doorstep?
Launched October 28, 2019 Megan O’Toole, Jillian Kestler-D’Amours
A dispute over land ownership is at the center of fierce debate around a planned extension to Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline, which would cut through dozens of First Nations communities.
Launched October 25, 2019 Amber Lin
The rivalry between 'Democratic Taiwan' and the 'China Model' has lasted for seven decades. Has it now reached a tipping point? 
Launched October 23, 2019 Matt Hongoltz-Hetling, Michael G. Seamans
Canada wants to supply New England with cheap, "clean" hydropower. But the region's mega-dams carry hidden costs to Inuit culture, the environment, and even the climate.
Launched October 17, 2019 Michaela Haas
Environmentalists, cities, and owners of beachfront homes are engaged in bitter battles over how to save the coastline from rising sea levels.
Launched October 17, 2019 James Whitlow Delano
A mysterious illness has taken the lives of 15 out of 180 members of a clan of Malaysia’s last hunter gatherers, the Batek.
Launched October 15, 2019 Nate Hegyi
Are the super rich better equipped than the federal government to save America's disappearing wildlands?
Launched October 14, 2019 Allison Herrera
Reporter Allison Herrera explores a law in Oklahoma called "Failure to Protect," meant to decrease the number of abused children. Sometimes, it's the woman and not the abuser who does more time.
Launched October 14, 2019 Ayanna Eva Dickinson
The Chocoan Rainforest is one of the last coastal rainforests left on earth. A handful of groups and organizations in Ecuador have channeled the practice of participatory conservation in order to combat the ongoing destruction. 
Launched October 11, 2019 Tony Briscoe
Climate change is not only causing a crisis for our oceans and coasts, but it is also having a profound impact on the Great Lakes region. The Tribune visits each lake to examine the consequences.
Launched October 9, 2019 Mauricio Monteiro Filho
The stateless south of the Brazilian Amazon is the theatre for the explosive combination between unbridled land-grabbing and massive illegal logging.
Launched October 8, 2019 Jim Heaney, Ryan Schnurr
The project addresses the future of Great Lakes Rust Belt cities, examining the effect of climate change on infrastructure, equity, demographics, water quality, environment, and economic development.
Launched October 8, 2019 Ervin E. Dyer, PhD
In Port au Prince, Pastor Julio Volcy believes that to build a better Haiti, he must first build stronger Christians, preparing them to withstand poverty and oppression by living lives of integrity.
Launched October 8, 2019 Nathan Eagle
This project explores Hawaii’s unique island landscape and the crucial role watersheds play in mitigating climate change on Hawaii’s water resources, native species, and overall economy.
Launched October 7, 2019 David Abel, Andy Laub
As climate change edges the endangered North Atlantic right whale closer to extinction, saving the iconic species may require drastically curtailing North America’s most valuable fishery.
Launched October 7, 2019 Melissa Chan, Heriberto Araújo
As the world's largest consumer of soy, China's hunger drives Brazil's sales. How the Amazon fits into China's food security policy and Belt and Road Initiative—and what that means for the world.
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.