Projects

Launched June 21, 2019 James Whitlow Delano
In La Rinconada, Peru, the world’s highest permanent human settlement, climate change, gold fever, a receding Andean glacier, and toxic mercury converge. 
Launched June 20, 2019 Justin Catanoso, Saul G. Elbein
An investigation into the environmental, public health and economic impact of the state's fast-growing biomass industry—turning wood into wood pellets for energy generation overseas.
Launched June 20, 2019 Amy Maxmen, John Wessels
What happens when Ebola hits in a war zone?
Launched June 19, 2019 Hannah Lucinda Smith
Why is there a rush for cryptocurrencies in places that don't exist? A story set in the post-Soviet space, where ultra-libertarianism meets kleptocracy and sanctions evasion.
Launched June 17, 2019 Jeff Tollefson, Noah Baker
Scientists explore cutting-edge technologies as indigenous communities and government agencies work to protect isolated tribes – and the forest ecosystems they depend on – in the Peruvian Amazon.
Launched June 14, 2019 Nina Shapiro, Corinne Chin
Life after deportation: The Seattle Times explores how families—including those with American citizens—have adapted in the Mexican state of Zacatecas.
Launched June 13, 2019 Mike Fritz, Amna Nawaz
This series looks at the potential consequences of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's pledges to expand deforestation in the Amazon
Launched June 12, 2019 Melanie Saltzman, Megan Thompson
Can we create a nutritious and affordable food system in a way that’s green and fair? PBS NewsHour Weekend’s "Future of Food" international series reports on work by people who think they have solutions.
Launched June 11, 2019 Justin Fenton, Kevin Richardson
A Baltimore Sun investigation into a rogue squad of police officers who used the authority of the badge to commit crimes—and how they got away with it for so long.
Launched June 11, 2019 Maria Zamudio
A new report shows that hundreds of veterans were placed in deportation proceedings. We explore an unintended consequence of a 1996 immigration law that made it possible to deport veterans.
Launched June 4, 2019 Rachel Nuwer
Tigers and elephants are beloved in the West, but these creatures pose a threat to the livelihoods and lives of people who must live with them.
Launched June 4, 2019 Mark Oppenheimer
In the aftermath of the worst anti-Semitic slaughter in United States history, the neighborhood of Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, relies on a century of deep urban community to cope with trauma.
Launched June 3, 2019 Rafael Lima
Brazil’s newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro is threatening to eradicate Indigenous lands in favor of agribusiness activities. What lies ahead for Indigenous people and their culture in Brazil?
Launched May 31, 2019 Yuhong Pang, Robert Tokanel
“She’s Not a Boy” is the story of Tatenda Ngwaru, an asylum-seeking intersex woman who fled Zimbabwe with sixty dollars and the hope that she would finally find a place where she belonged.
Launched May 31, 2019 Maria Fernanda Ribeiro, Nádia Pontes
It is the women who maintain indigenous culture and now they are also uniting to protect their lands. Together they resist and demand "Demarcation Now."
Launched May 31, 2019 Spike Johnson
The gradual implementation of agricultural nutrient reduction strategies across the Midwest is seen as potential solution to a loss of biodiversity in the Gulf of Mexico.
Launched May 31, 2019 AJ Naddaff
This project profiles the courageous journey of Syrian teenage social media icon Muhammad Najem and sheds light on the psychological picture of refugees who live or have family under regime bombings.
Launched May 31, 2019 Katelyn Weisbrod
Alleppey, India, a tropical, tourist town connected by streams and canals, is facing the challenge of cleaning its water while dealing with the effects of climate change.
Launched May 29, 2019 Manuel Seoane, Karen Gil
With a sign that reads "Chimán, Mojeño, Yuracaré and Movima Indigenous Territory," the eviction of loggers from the Bolivian Chimán Forest has finally begun.
Launched May 28, 2019 Edilma Prada Céspedes
A series of multimedia stories about the impacts, routes and modus operandi of the illegal exploitation of coltan and gold in indigenous territories in the Colombian Amazon region.
Launched May 28, 2019 Isabella Gomes
For years, the U.S. healthcare system has failed to identify sex-trafficked victims in clinics and hospitals across the country, but a new coalition of doctors and activists seeks to change this.
Launched May 25, 2019 Dan Haverty
Paramilitary activity is on the rise in Northern Ireland. But the causes go far deeper than Brexit.
Launched May 23, 2019 Helen Epstein
What does it take for a society to recover from a suicide epidemic?
Launched May 20, 2019 Amit Madheshiya, Shirley Abraham
Returning home after buying two milch cows, dairy farmer Rakbar Khan was lynched by a mob of “cow vigilantes”. His wife seeks meaning in mourning his death, while his perpetrators deny it.