An Australian man was prescribed opioids after a routine wisdom teeth surgery. Addiction soon followed, including countless overdoses. His mother, who raised him alone, has done everything she can to help him, but he keeps returning to prescription pills, which Australia's weak regulations make easy to get.
More than 3 million Australians—an eighth of the country’s population—are getting at least one opioid prescription a year.
Pharmaceutical companies exploited a regulatory loophole that allowed for a decades-long boom in licit opioid production fueled by Tasmanian-grown poppies. Here's what the island can tell us—and why supply matters for solving the third wave of the overdose crisis.
Lauren-Brooke Eisen discusses how her research into private prison facilities in Australia and New Zealand could inform better practices in the United States.
Australia and New Zealand turn to the private industry to crack their recidivism problem. Is that an option for the US?
Grantee Dinna Louise C. Dayao reports on how easily implemented changes to road safety can save lives around the world.
Australia and New Zealand contract with companies to design and manage facilities and reward the companies financially if their prisoners’ recidivism rates fall.
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New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers, straining one of the world’s closest bilateral relationships.
Brooke Jarvis investigates the mystery of the Tasmanian tiger, a global icon of extinction that some believe still exists—out there in the wild, just beyond the reach of human knowledge.
How an extreme libertarian tract predicting the collapse of liberal democracies inspired the likes of Peter Thiel to buy up property across the Pacific.
In a new episode of Offshore, produced by Honolulu Civil Beat and PRX, Anita Hofschneider explores the significance of recent lawsuits being brought against Guam’s Catholic Church for sexual abuse.
As the U.S. tries to rein the prescription opioid bonanza that launched its epidemic, Big Pharma is expanding around the globe. Their trail includes a bribery scheme, addiction, and an unprepared world.
This project explores how Australia and New Zealand are partnering with the private sector to ensure less people come back to prison.
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.
New Zealanders make up the largest group of people inside Australian detention centers, and hundreds have been deported in recent years—an issue that’s causing mounting social and political tensions.
A young Catalan physician-scientist working on a remote island in Papua New Guinea has single-handedly revived the old quest to eradicate yaws, a disfiguring skin and bone disease.
Silicon Valley billionaires have been buying up New Zealand land, gaining citizenship and influencing immigration policy. Why are they so drawn to the place, and what is the ideology behind it all?
Guam is reeling from nearly 100 lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by various Catholic priests, including the archbishop. Why has it taken so long for these accusations to surface?
As illegal resource extraction spreads, the journalists who report on it often pay with their lives.
Bringing isolated rainforests into a new global deal to combat climate change is a noble and important idea—but can it work in practice?
The Pentagon plans to replace the current nuclear arsenal, including 12 new nuclear armed submarines in the coming decades. But can the United States afford this and is it necessary?
Belying Australia's positive international reputation, mining companies from Down Under are accused of killing, maiming and polluting communities across Africa.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific, and the epidemic is being described as a national disaster.
Once thought to be a U.S. problem, opioid addiction is spreading around the world. Associated Press reporter Kristen Gelineau investigates the crisis in Australia.
Meet journalist Lauren-Brooke Eisen, who reported on private-public prison initiatives in New Zealand and Australia aimed at reducing recidivism.
Mark O'Connell travels to New Zealand to investigate how an extremist libertarian manifesto from 1997 influenced Silicon Valley libertarians like Peter Thiel to acquire apocalypse boltholes in New Zealand.
New Zealanders are now the largest group inside Australian immigration detention centers. Journalist Sylvia Varnham O'Regan discusses her reporting on this increasingly divisive issue.
Peter Andrey Smith reports on the growing opiate industry in Tasmania, off the coast of Australia. Its fields of opium poppies are custom tailored for pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S.
Anita Hofschneider reports on sexual abuse in Guam's Catholic church.
Washington Post reporter discusses the U.S. nuclear tests in the Marshall Islands and their impact on the Marshallese—past, present and future.
Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of tuberculosis in the Pacific. Pulitzer Center grantee Benedict Moran visits remote clinics to look at why the disease is spreading.
Joanne Silberner is visiting Australia and Fiji to find out if changing weather patterns can affect the mental health of a population. The answers aren't so simple.
Meet the reporter and photographer behind The Seattle Times' ocean acidification project.
Céline Rouzet travels to Papua New Guinea's capital city and highlands to discover how the massive Exxon Mobil-led gas project is impacting the country.
Grantee Brooke Jarvis discusses reporting on the search for the Tasmanian tiger, the psychology of obsession, and humanity's need for uncertainty.
Nathaniel Rich discusses “Losing Earth,” human inertia, and storytelling as “a moral act” in an interview with Nieman Storyboard.
Here you will find reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
This Week: Nearly one in five children in America suffers from being poor, deportations are straining relations between Australia and New Zealand, and ISIS has undermined faith in Iraq.
Yemeni detainees being without charges decry abuse, the search for the Tasmanian tiger continues despite its supposed extinction, and the 2016 peace deal in Colombia has opened new areas to scientists.
This week: Scientists investigate the long term effects of chemical warfare on Iranian soldiers, a look into how artistic integrity is maintained inside the Chinese Communist system, and more than 100 people are suing Guam's Catholic Church over accusations of sexual abuse by priests.
Continuing her project, Signs of Your Identity, Daniella Zalcman interviews members of the Stolen Generations in Australia.
Grantee journalist Will Fitzgibbon discusses his project "Fatal Extraction: Australian Mining in Africa" with teachers in Washington, DC, as part of Pulitzer Center series for educators.
Washington University 2015 student fellow traveled back to Kiribati on a Fulbright-National Geographic fellowship to continue her reporting on the communities facing displacement due to global warming.
Six-part multimedia interactive in association with International Consortium of Investigative Journalists focused on investigation into dozens of Australian mining companies in Africa.
2016 fellows report on a range of complex issues from around the world—from global health and perceptions of identity to environmental degradation and innovation.
Pulitzer Center grantee Larry C. Price talks with his hometown radio station in Dayton, Ohio, about his work.
Reading comprehension tools, activities and other resources to bring "Losing Earth," The New York Times Magazine's special issue on climate change, into the classroom and beyond.
In this printable PDF, you will find text summaries, discussion and comprehension questions, and other useful materials for students and teachers navigating "Losing Earth."
Guide your students in creative, expository, and persuasive writing, class debates, and science communications exercises designed for any subject area.
Activities encouraging students to create and evaluate visual representations of climate change in order to interpret and share environmental knowledge effectively.
What could you and your students do to fight climate change? This resource outlines letter-writing campaigns, research projects and school-wide event ideas for students.
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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 is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
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