The Barón de Río Branco megaproject, conceived by Brazil's past military dictatorship and given the go-ahead by the current government, threatens the Brazilian jungle and its Indigenous inhabitants.
More migrants than ever are crossing the Colombia-Panama border to reach the U.S. Five days inside the Darién Gap, one of the most dangerous journeys in the world.
Jane de Oliveira set out to protect the world’s largest rainforest from the corporate interests that are burning it to the ground. Then the armed men showed up.
The Brazilians who migrated to the Amazon to exploit its richness of resources, spurred on by Bolsonaro, don't realize they're being accused of environmental crimes.
Ecuadorian indigenous groups hope innovation will reduce amount of oil taken from forest only to be brought back as pollution.
A Pulitzer Center fellow evades militias and government scrutiny to report on Venezuela’s incapacitated organ transplant system.
From Mato Grosso to Pará, how rural Brazil provides one of the food commodities China needs most.
Rubber tappers and Indigenous people resist the advance of forest devastation.
Take a look at the Chocóan Rainforest in Ecuador, an area that boasts great biodiversity but is now under threat.
Corinne Chin and Erika Schultz discuss the origins of their Pulitzer Center-supported story, "Disappearing Daughters."
A story with immense explanatory power touching on geopolitics, the rise of China and the power of Chinese consumers—and of course, climate change.
When the glaciers melted in Quispillaccta, Peru, an ancient cycle began again. Science tells us climate change ails the highlands; an Andean fable says it is the beginning of the end.
Veteran public health journalists from Science magazine explore what science knows—and is learning—about the burgeoning pandemic.
With journalists in Indonesia and Brazil, the stories in this project highlight how tropical forests in Costa Rica, Indonesia, and Amazonia might ameliorate—or, to the contrary, aggravate—climate change. The project also explores the current impacts of climate change on people and wildlife.
Sister Jean believes that God made us free. With that freedom, we made many terrible choices, like burning down the Amazon. Now, it is not God's job to save us -- that's up to people like Sister Jean.
How Flávio Dino's administration has violated the environmental rights of traditional communities in favor of commodity exploration and extraction with Chinese capital.
One year after the power struggle over Venezuela’s presidency, the country remains at a stalemate and its refugee crisis is second only to Syria. PBS NewsHour reports from inside Venezuela.
An expedition to Resex Guariba Roosevelt, in Mato Grosso, through the Brazilian Amazon wildness, to show life inside the most dangerous region of the Amazon.
Legend tells of an Andean society that lived before Christ and died by the heat of three suns. Andeans say this old ending has returned as global warming. Communities are building lakes to prepare.
With the recent announcement that all stateless babies born of Venezuelan parents would receive Colombian citizenship, the international community saw it as a victory, a brave response in the face of crisis. But these refugee families’ problems are far from solved.
The aim of this project is to make a portrait of how life looks like in Amazonian traditional communities surrounded by soy fields.
Forty thousand people live in substandard conditions in downtown Buenos Aires' Villa 31. With property deeds and infrastructure upgrades, can authorities finally resolve the eyesore on their front doorstep?
The Chocoan Rainforest is one of the last coastal rainforests left on earth. A handful of groups and organizations in Ecuador have channeled the practice of participatory conservation in order to combat the ongoing destruction.
As the world's largest consumer of soy, China's hunger drives Brazil's sales. How the Amazon fits into China's food security policy and Belt and Road Initiative—and what that means for the world.
While Colombia has taken measures to address 24,000 'stateless' babies born to fleeing Venezuelan mothers in the country, it may not be enough to address the citizenship crisis.
Journalist Nadja Drost discusses her reporting with filmmaker Bruno Federico on Venezuela's battle for power between President Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó.
Journalist Nadja Drost reported with documentry filmmaker Bruno Federico on efforts to build and keep peace in Colombia after the peacekeeping deal with FARC.
Multimedia journalist Larry C. Price traveled around the world to report on air pollution: specifically, PM2.5. What is it, and how does it manifest across the globe?
Laura Dixon, Mariana Palau, and Verónica Zaragovia report on the aftermath of Colombia’s peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group.
Environmental journalist Sam Eaton discusses his deep dive reporting trip along Brazil’s violent “arc of deforestation” to explore the crucial question: Can we save the Amazon, so it can help save us?
Meet Frederick Bernas and Rayan Hindi, who discuss the challenges of producing a documentary about a ballet program in Rio de Janeiro's Alemão favela.
Journalist Jill Langlois and photographer Lianne Milton, reporting on Alcaçuz Federal Penitentiary in Brazil, introduce us to two women whose husbands survived a massacre in the prison.
Susan Meiselas documents the Garifuna people’s fight for their land rights in Honduras in the midst of development and conflict with private investors and the government.
Lizzie Wade traveled to Colombia to document how the country’s peace deal with FARC, a guerrilla group at war with the Colombia state from 1964 to 2016, is opening up new opportunities for field work.
Grantee Danny Gold reports on the young men abandoning gang life in El Salvador to join the evangelical church.
The arrival of a giant fish species has permanently transformed the communities and ecosystems of northern Bolivia's Amazon.
The winners of the 67th Scripps Howard Awards represent among the best of journalism from 2019.
Audience members gathered to hear Palau discuss her reporting on Colombia's peace deal and its aftermath.
Penn Today highlights Reporting Fellow Patrick Ammerman's work investigating the refugee crisis at the Venezuela-Colombia border and the associated public health crisis and economic inequities.
Pulitzer Center grantee wins the Lucas Dolega Prize for her work documenting the lives of women detained in Venezuela.
The Pulitzer Center-supported series on supertrees around the world was chosen as a finalist for the 2020 Ellie Award for Feature Design.
On Day Two of Washington Weekend, Pulitzer Center reporting fellows presented global reporting projects on Human Rights, Women’s Empowerment, Global Health, and Climate Change and the Environment.
Bernas' lifelong connection to music and the arts drew him to the story of the favela ballerinas.
We have to decolonize ourselves: Eliane Brum, a Brazilian member of the Amazon Advisory Committee, addressing the first convening of the Rainforest Journalism Fund (RJF).
Pulitzer Center founder and Executive Director Jon Sawyer reflects on the Rainforest Journalism Fund's first convening, which brought together 80 journalists who have reported from across the Amazon basin.
Pulitzer Center grantees Skyped in to talk about peacebuilding in Colombia and populism in Iran during summer programming.
The Pulitzer Center's newsletter for the week of June 25, 2019.
Grantee Frederick Bernas helped the subject of his Pulitzer Center-funded documentary raise money to build a dance school in a Brazilian favela.
Students explore reporting on Indigenous youth activism in the Amazon, analyze the causes of plastic pollution, and consider how they can make a difference in reducing waste in their own communities.
Students learn about how gold from illegal mines in Colombia winds up in American electronics, and the violence, labor conditions, and environmental consequences that result from this trade.
At the start of the school year, students might want to discuss global issues that arose over the summer. This lesson is intended to spark discussion on current events and ways to keep up with them.
This activity aims to help students make connections with their counterparts around the world by exploring what young people in different countries do in their free time.
Conflict—difficult to define, but keenly felt. Explore these stories about under-reported aspects of conflict and peacebuilding.
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.
This lesson plan uses resources about women around the world leading nonviolent movements to fight against violence and injustice.
In this project, students explore how we are connected with people across the globe and dive deep into one specific item of their choice to research an issue connected to it.
This lesson explores how film is used to tell the stories of young ballerinas in Brazil’s favelas, resulting in art and/or research projects examining resilience.