Chinese researchers are investigating CRISPR's genome editing applications in monkeys, pigs, dogs, and even people.
Grantee Jon Cohen writes about his encounters with Wu Shixiu, an oncologist running a trial of a CRISPR-related esophageal cancer treatment in Hangzhou.
While national attention in Myanmar remains focused on the Myitsone dam, six other mega-dams north of the Ayeyarwady River could be constructed if conflict between the Tatmadaw and KIO is resolved.
China’s agricultural scientists are investing heavily in CRISPR, a revolutionary genetic editing tool, in hopes of improving the country’s food supply. In the first in a series of Pulitzer Center-supported stories for Science Magazine, Jon Cohen reports on the Chinese scientists on the vanguard of a revolution in food supply.
Despite Myanmar’s dire need for power, a US$250 million hydropower plant on the front lines of the Kachin conflict has been largely idle since the day it opened in 2011.
"Democracy is resilient, but if ignored, it will be under assault," said Congressmen Steny Hoyer at the 2019 Copenhagen Democracy Summit.
Duterte’s violent crackdown has left 20,000 dead, and in a devout country, he has hurled insults at bishops, the pope–and even God. But only a handful of activists are brave enough to speak out.
Alleppey’s canals are a dumping ground for waste, with no easy way for locals to deal with garbage and sewage. A pilot project has shown how not only to rejuvenate the canals, but the community, too.
Sayed Alam left his home on an island, a vacation destination in Bangladesh, for a refugee camp on the mainland.
India destroys thousands of acres of forest each year, loss supposedly offset by a compensatory afforestation scheme. But the scheme, now a new law, is undermining the rights of indigenous communities.
India's Ministry of Happiness promised to improve the lives of its citizens. But did it work, or was it merely a marketing campaign gone awry?
A visit to India's holy city of Varanasi, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is renovating Hindu holy sites.
If you are scared of terrorists, they relish that. If you express hatred towards them, they feed off of that. But if you laugh at them, they don't know how to react.
A Chinese surrogacy agent’s business in southern California has become a one-stop shop for wealthy Chinese couples seeking to hire American surrogates to have their babies for them.
PBS NewsHour goes inside Russia for a series that explores everything from the bilateral relationship with the United States to ascendant nationalism, widespread propaganda, and the fate of the President Vladimir Putin’s enemies.
More than 30 years after the world's worst industrial accident, the people of Bhopal are still dealing with its long-term and health and environmental fallout. Whose responsibility is it to help them?
When unmarried sex is outlawed, pregnancy out of wedlock is proof of a crime. Women are jailed—along with their babies.
Many Philippine roads are death traps. Why are they so deadly? And what can be done to make them safer?
It is estimated that up to one million people own exotic pets in China. Trade in these animals is linked to species loss in some of the world’s threatened ecosystems.
China is seen as a poster child for smog, but it is pushing back against air pollution with a wind and solar power rollout that also has big ramifications for the fight against climate change.
As Myanmar emerges from half a century of isolation to join the globalized world, Doug Bock Clark and Corey Pattison will report on the forces struggling to shape the country's future.
Each winter hundreds of thousands of Indians migrate north to man the world's second largest brick industry. They're promised opportunity, but many are bonded into debt.
As conversations about climate change gather steam in the Maldives, many question whether the government is taking serious concerns that businesses can no longer protect visitors from rising seas.
Why, despite growing vastly richer and steadily more powerful over the last generation, has China remained frustrated in its goal of bringing Hong Kong and Taiwan under its unquestioned authority?
Michael Edison Hayden and Sami Siva reporting from Villupuram and Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, India.
Journalists Moriah Balingit and Julia Rendleman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette traveled to eastern Nepal to talk with Bhutanese refugees who have been living in camps for more than 20 years.
Thailand is once again being ruled by a military junta. Can democracy be restored, or is Thai democracy doomed? Journalist Richard Bernstein talks about the situation in Chiangmai, Thailand.
Reporter Chris Berdik introduces the lake Tonle Sap project from Cambodia.
Pulitzer grantee Karim Chrobog reports on South Korea's innovative food recycling program–and compares it to the US, where 30 to 40 percent of what is grown and raised in the United States is wasted.
Michael Edison Hayden and Sami Siva report from West Bengal, Gujarat and Andhra Pradesh on India’s health care crisis.
Photojournalist Sean Gallagher talks about his experiences documenting health and environmental issues related to pollution.
After years of isolation, Burma is experiencing a political thaw that has taken even jaded observers by surprise. But the "New Burma" is not for everyone. Jason Motlagh shares more.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks about the use of mercury in small-scale gold mining.
Journalist Beenish Ahmed discusses what drove her to report on education in Pakistan and why it's such a vexed and critical question for the future of the country.
Pulitzer Center grantee Jeffrey Stern talks about his project reporting on the lives of ordinary Afghans.
Katherine Zoepf traveled to Saudi Arabia this fall to investigate how a new law that allows women to work in lingerie stores could be catalyst for a much bigger societal change.
Watch a video of New York City Lab School seniors using the Out of Eden Walk as inspiration for small-group exploration of Manhattan and other boroughs.
Boy Scout Nicholas Fahy walked with Paul Salopek for two days in Uzbekistan, the top prize in an essay contest conducted by the Pulitzer Center with the Philmont Scout Ranch.
DC Public Schools students gathered for a reception with photojournalist Tomas van Houtryve on October 3, 2016 to celebrate the photos they contributed to the Pulitzer Center-supported photography contest for students who studied abroad in summer 2016.
Grantee's hard-hitting reporting draws the notice of Poynter's chief media editor
Cambodian journalists facing violent retribution, the work of a Chinese activist and documentary filmmaker, and what deployment to Iraq meant for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
Pulitzer Center grantees discussed reporting project on child labor in Nepal's brick kiln industry.
Regulators may soon close America's last coastal sand mine. Can the Indian activists covered by grantee Vince Beiser do the same?
Pulitzer Center grantees receive award for helping audiences understand the global significance of groundwater depletion on land rights, livelihoods and the environment.
Pulitzer Center grantee Vince Beiser documents sand-related conflict and environmental degradation.
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
Can India's textile industry right its wrongs?
This week's news on all things Pulitzer Center Education.
In this lesson, students will investigate their daily cost of living and develop and understanding of the safety structures in their environments.
In this lesson, using Pulitzer Center journalism resources, we'll examine air pollution around the world.
In this lesson, students will explore controversy about India's midday meal program and consider how school lunches around the world compare to their own experiences.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.
Objective: to allow students to explore the interplay between China’s politics, environmentalism and Tibetan Buddhism. Lesson length: 50 minutes.
How do content and form work together in telling a story in the news? This unit/lesson builds on thinking routines developed by Project Zero at Harvard University.
This lesson uses reporting by Sarah Weiser and others to examine how population pressures have been dealt with in various regions.
Students will explore the potential impact of Pope Francis's call for ecological preservation and contrast trends in China that are prompting Buddhists there to be better environmental stewards.
In this lesson, students explore the causes and consequences of the fragile water and sanitation infrastructure in Nepal.
After a series of chats with Pulitzer Center journalists, students reflect on the experience in a creative yet relevant form of writing by producing a blog post.
This global affairs lesson plan asks students to watch a short video and read a newspaper article to learn about the Rana Plaza factory collapse, and then compare it to historical industrial trends.
Students will read articles and watch videos as preparation to an empathy-building exercise that will help them understand why people choose to leave their families to seek out employment overseas.