Projects

Launched July 24, 2020 Emily Fishbein
A multifaceted look at jade mining in Kachin State, Myanmar, where despite longstanding calls for reform, July saw another deadly landslide in the weakly-regulated industry.   
Launched July 23, 2020 Kunsang Choden
Himalayan highlanders remain concerned despite the lack of reported cases of COVID-19.
Launched July 23, 2020 Abrahm Lustgarten, Meridith Kohut
Propublica and the New York Times magazine use a groundbreaking data model to explore the daunting implications of climate change for global migration.
Launched July 20, 2020 Jennifer Labarre
Agribusiness is a key driver of deforestation in DRC's Equateur province, where impacts are felt by both the environment and local communities.
Launched July 14, 2020 Jean Charles Biyo’o Ella
In Cameroon, industrial corporations which specialized in either rubber or sugar cane exploitation have destroyed hundreds of hectares of forests, leading to the expulsion of Indigenous populations.
Launched July 13, 2020 Sky Chadde, Heather Schlitz
A reporting project exploring the systematic abuses of agriculture workers in the food industry in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Launched July 6, 2020 Melba Newsome
Charlotte ranks dead last among larger cities in terms of upward mobility. This project looks at COVID-19's disproportionate impact on the city's Black population in several areas.
Launched June 30, 2020 Anna-Catherine Brigida, Emily Kinskey
COVID-19 + the Trump Administration + an already broken asylum system = a total disaster.
Launched June 25, 2020 Vanessa Colón Almenas, Víctor L. Rodríguez
Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI) investigated the ways COVID-19 affects Puerto Rican communities in the US.
Launched June 25, 2020 Alex Gary, Eric Berger
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.
Launched June 25, 2020 Tom Laffay
Adiela, a Siona Indigenous leader, follows the spiritual guidance of her elders and clears landmines from her ancestral territory in the Colombian Amazon, in hope that her people may some day return.
Launched June 23, 2020 Rénovat Ndabashinze
A growing population, high demand for arable land, the need for wood for heating, and traditional medicine sources are all threatening the forests of Southern Burundi.
Launched June 22, 2020 Lydia Chávez, Sindya Bhanoo
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.
Launched June 15, 2020 William H. Freivogel
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.
Launched June 13, 2020 Kenneth R. Rosen
Italy, a country whose history is rife with pandemics and once the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak in Europe, offers harsh lessons in containment, testing, and economic salvation.
Launched June 8, 2020 Maria de los Angeles Ramírez, Fabiola Ferrero
This multi-media project focuses on the evolution of mining in Canaima National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Amazon, using geolocation to identify mining sites and environmental impact.
Launched June 5, 2020 Harriet Constable, Jacob Kushner
Coronavirus is the canary in the coal mine. Meet the diseases to come, the teams of scientists working to prevent them, and learn how our intrusions into the natural world will be the cause of it all.
Launched June 5, 2020 Adi Renaldi
Indonesia has seen a significant increase of medical waste during the pandemic. However not many hospitals have proper medical waste treatment. So how do they get rid of tons of waste?
Launched June 5, 2020 Pooyan Tabatabaei, Yasaman Dehmiyani
"Walking on a Blade" exposes the invisible threats, the risks, and struggles of daily workers trying to survive amidst the outbreak of coronavirus in Iran.
Launched June 5, 2020 Gurvinder Singh
Land rights have always been a tricky issue in Bengal, and women are at the risk of losing their land rights because of illiteracy. However, technology has been helping them to maintain land ownership.
Launched June 3, 2020 Fredrick Mugira, Annika McGinnis
As the world tries to contain COVID-19 pandemic, how are already-vulnerable and water-scarce communities in Nile River basin containing the disease while ensuring local economies do not collapse?
Launched June 1, 2020 Lina Abou-Habib , Mohammad Aburumman
The project examines the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has on countries in the Middle East that were facing existential and often tragic realities, even before the virus imposed its own challenges.
Launched June 1, 2020 Sabrina Shankman
Sabrina Shankman reports on the growing fears of residents in South Portland, Maine, as they try to solve a mystery: Are the fumes emanating from storage tanks of the nation's easternmost oil port harming their kids?
Launched May 29, 2020 Janet Tobias, Caleb Hellerman
In this two-part series, viewers are given an inside look at the heart-pounding race for a coronavirus vaccine, while a group of talented disease detectives unravel the secrets of this new disease.