Dutch engineers hope to make up for past mistakes.
Climate change is bringing heavier rain and bigger storms — new challenges for old cities. Efforts in Amsterdam to "rainproof" the city may provide insight in addressing similar issues in New Orleans.
For years, the Dutch built levees, artificial barriers to keep water out. In the face of climate change and rising sea levels, they are reversing the process, and returning to nature.
Like New Orleans, Rotterdam is coping with heavier rains and bigger storms brought about by changing climate.
Climate change is bringing new threats and the Dutch are trying some unusual approaches in response.
On pilgrimage with Albania's Bektashi, a storied Sufi order that has had to invent or re-invent its traditions after its 20th-century repression in the world's first atheist state.
Nigerian refugees in Bavaria spend up to three years in isolated centers, with no work, an allowance of 90 euros a month, dire living conditions, and travel restrictions.
In his photojournalism series Gayropa, Bradley Secker profiles individuals from around the world who have made the difficult decision to migrate to Europe and claim asylum because of their sexuality.
The Dutch have long been the proud tamers of rivers, building vast networks of levees that kept the rising waters separated from farms and cities.
The project is the world’s largest experiment in coastal storm and flood defense at a time when climate change is causing seas to rise and storms to intensify.
Coastal communities across the world are now facing new climate threats — rising seas, more intense storms, and heavier rain.
Louisiana's flood and storm protection managers closely studied the Netherlands’ well-built, well-maintained system of sea gates and levees, which the Dutch call dikes.
As economic migrants and refugees continue their march towards Europe, Spain has replaced Italy as the main entry point to the EU. Malcolm Brabant examines the dynamics on both sides of the Straits of Gibraltar.
Assisted dying and euthanasia are part of a new approach to death that emphasises the individual's right to call time on suffering. The effects of this shift on wider society will be immense.
Bosnia has been struggling with a rise in violence against journalists. How does it feel to be investigative reporter in such a divided country?
These are trying times for diplomats hoping to make the world safe from nuclear weapons. Heading off a new arms race will require all their skill and, quite possibly, luck.
In October 2017, the most famous investigative journalist on the island of Malta, Daphne Caruana Galizia, was murdered by a car bomb while driving home from work. Why?
In The Ballymurphy Precedent, Collum Macrae probes the killings of 10 unarmed Catholics, including a priest and a mother of eight, in the West Belfast housing estate of Ballymurphy in August, 1971.
Krithika Varagur reports on foreign religious and political investment in the Balkans, focusing on Bosnia and Kosovo, which have been affected by both rising extremism and populism.
The city of London is embroiled in a long-standing battle against air pollution. Are its latest efforts enough, or is it too little too late?
Hungary's democracy is on the brink of total collapse. How could this happen in an advanced European nation? And what does Hungary's crisis mean for the future of democracy globally?
A ship enters punishing seas. A plane skims above a heaving ocean. All to determine the origins of the coldest, densest water of the North Atlantic—which fuels the ocean's global circulation system.
In the last two years, voters across Europe have elected new governments whose platforms rest, in more or less explicit ways, on the politics of "identitarianism."
Thirty years ago, we could have saved the planet. The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe.
Photographer Diana Markosian discusses her collaborative series, 'Year One,' which profiles a refugee family's first year in Germany as they witness some of their first experiences.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Laura Kasinof learns what it means to leave everything behind and move to a new country with little knowledge of what the future will hold.
Journalist Elisabeth Zerofsky talks about the French government's efforts to create new deradicalization programs to address the increase in young French citizens drawn to jihadism.
Europe's extremist Muslim fringe dominates headlines, but progressive artists and activists on the "other Muslim fringe" are at the forefront of efforts to shape the future of Islam in Europe.
Tens of thousands of people fleeing bombs and beheadings are trapped in squalid refugee camps and ad hoc settlements across Greece. Will the country's tattered health system be able to prevent an epidemic?
Daniel Grossman and Alex MacLean traveled to northern Europe to report on the low carbon footprint, adaptation to sea level rise, and creative solutions that might be useful models for the U.S.
The first time she visited Northern Ireland, Laura Flanders, who grew up in London, was just 22 years old. Thirty years later, she returns to report on how the country may have changed.
Claire Provost and Matt Kennard discuss their six-month exploration of the transfer of territory around the globe from the state to corporations for the past six months.
Grantee Christopher de Bellaigue investigates the impact of deradicalization programs in the French prison system.
Yigal Schleifer explores the European political sphere after the Cold War and examines the struggle for democratization in three countries: Hungary, Ukraine and Turkey.
Pulitzer Center grantees take first place in the online feature story visual editing category for work on Syrian refugees.
Sixth grade students in Wheeling, IL completed a six-week social studies unit using Pulitzer Center reporting projects and journalist visits to connect ancient civilizations with the present day.
Two projects sponsored by the Pulitzer Center have received a World Press Photo nomination.
This week: Syrian refugees try to find home after leaving their country, a special investigation into the killing of Rohingyan Muslims, and your chance to take home a print from a Pulitzer Center-sponsored photographer.
This week: A deep dive into the complexities of European migration, our grantees win an Emmy, and how the Internet hurt Myanmar overnight.
Middle and high school students across New York City got an inside look into the stories of three mothers swept up in Europe's refugee crisis.
Since September 2016, the TIME team has been documenting three pregnant women and their families at the heart of Europe’s refugee crisis.
The Pulitzer Center partners with Skype in the Classroom to facilitate engaging virtual conversations with professional journalists in classrooms across the U.S. and beyond.
This week: the global rise of private security services, China's motivation for investing in renewable energy, and photographs from a teenage refugee.
Grantee journalists present thought-provoking narratives on the refugee crisis, exhibiting a myriad of lessons learned and reflecting on questions that linger after returning from the field.
Persephone Miel fellow and photojournalist Anastasia Rudenko to report from Russia.
This week: how the world's poorest countries lose billions at the hands of corrupt officials, the journey of a Nigerian girl, and building urban life from scratch in Haiti.
The following lesson plans for middle school teachers, high school teachers and college professors introduce reporting connected to migration and the experiences of refugees.
This lesson covers some of the psychological impacts that affect migrant workers and their families using reporting on Filipino migrant workers and their families by Ana P. Santos.
Students look at the journey and struggle that immigrants endure to come to the United States through their perspectives.
Students develop solutions for challenges in HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Students will conduct in-depth research on their issues, create proposals, and present them.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
After engaging with reporting projects, students propose and defend a recommendation about how many refugees the U.S. government should accept.
College journalism students analyze Eli Kintisch’s reporting process and journalistic strengths.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
Students explore how journalists use various mediums to analyze the experiences of communities migrating to Britain.
Students read an article, watch a film, and ultimately engage in a discussion comparing financial challenges facing Irish communities to financial challenges facing their own communities.
The following lesson plan for English teachers, history teachers, humanities teachers, and science teachers asks students to explore how authors use different tones to their reporting.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.