Projects

Launched November 6, 2019 Amna Nawaz, Frank Carlson
Can an attorney handle more than 100 criminal cases at a time? That's the reality for a public defender like Jeff Esparza, who represents defendants unable to afford their own lawyers in Kansas City.
Launched November 5, 2019 Vandana Menon
To whom does the forest belong? To the people, the animals, or the state?
Launched October 31, 2019 Audrey Henson
Dementia is not a new concept to Japan. However, reishi mushrooms are.
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 15, 2019 Nate Hegyi
Are the super rich better equipped than the federal government to save America's disappearing wildlands?
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 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 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
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 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 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 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 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 Audrey Fromson
It would only take a large piece of glacial ice for Lake Palcacocha to flood Huaraz, the city below it. But Lake Palcacocha is merely a symptom of how our climate crisis is destroying our relationship with the very thing that sustains us: water.
Launched August 23, 2019 Kaitlyn E. Johnson
Twenty-five years after Abkhazia and South Ossetia declared independence, people displaced by the conflicts continue to live in Georgia proper. What role does religion play in these communities?
Launched August 22, 2019 Nikhil Mandalaparthy
For centuries, Muslims and Hindus across India have traditionally worshiped at shrines called dargahs. How are these shared sacred spaces affected by increasing religious tensions and polarization?
Launched August 22, 2019 Sally Altman, Sylvester Brown
Judy Gladney and her late husband, Eric Vickers, were among the first African Americans to attend their suburban St. Louis high school. As her 50th class reunion approaches, Judy describes their struggle.
Launched August 20, 2019 Monique John
After a disturbing sexual abuse epidemic at an American charity in Monrovia, Liberians opened a new school in its place. Meanwhile, rape continuously plagues Liberia through its faulty legal system.
Launched August 19, 2019 Natasha S. Alford
In the midst of Puerto Rico's political crisis, its black communities fight for justice to address invisible racism, police oppression, gentrification, substandard schools, and economic disparities.