How do we define the term “environment?” Why are some environment stories underreported or misreported? How can journalists better collaborate across regions and languages? What is the future of producing environmental reporting and engaging audiences as journalism models change?

The Pulitzer Center’s 2021 conference, Environment (Re)Defined, elevated underreported environmental issues by delving deeply into Pulitzer Center reporting projects, examining emerging trends in journalism, and highlighting innovative approaches to collaboration. 

Explore the on-demand videos from our four-day virtual conference featuring behind-the-scenes looks at some of the most critical environment stories covered by Pulitzer Center grantees, Q&A sessions with leading environmental reporters, and cross-discipline conversations on the most pressing environmental issues.

Photo credit: A road breaks through the Amazon rainforest in the lands of the Indigenous Achuar. Image by Pablo Albarenga. Ecuador, 2019.

Explore Featured Reporting Projects


Refugees From the Earth

ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine reported from Central America, Mexico, and the United States to trace the potential impact of an overheating planet on human migration.


Rising Waters

During the last century, sea levels in Charleston, South Carolina, rose at a rate of an inch every decade. Now it's an inch every two years.


High Stakes: China in the Amazon

Melissa Chan and Heriberto Araújo investigate the impact of the Ferrogrão railroad on the Amazon.

Explore Featured Lesson Plans

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Toolkit for Your Next Discussion on the Environment and Climate Change

Climate change—an issue that affects us all, no matter where we are in the world. This guide will help begin a conversation about today's under-reported stories surrounding our global crisis.

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Fighting Climate Change with Community Action

This lesson introduces students to some of the ways people around the world are fighting climate change in their own communities, and challenges them to take action themselves.

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Why People Move: How Data Predicts the Great Climate Migration

In this lesson, students read and analyze reporting that investigates the relationship between climate change and migration using both data journalism and wrenching storytelling.