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South America

Women on the Move

Out of fear, hope, or desperation, millions of women around the world migrate each year in search of new lives.

The Political Arc of Deforestation

An investigation of the spurious relations between local politics and environmental degradation in the Amazon rainforest.

Amazônia Minada | Mined Amazon

This project tracks applications for mining concessions inside Indigenous lands in the Amazon in order to reveal the companies and people who want to develop these protected areas.

Yuquis: The Strongest Fight (Spanish)

With no electricity, potable water, or healthcare system—and with less than 400 inhabitants—Bolivia's Yuquis fight on against COVID-19.

The Amazon, Between Pandemic and Destruction

This project focuses on the spread of the new coronavirus throughout the Brazilian Amazon forest in a 5-episode documentary style podcast.

Suffocated Amazon

A look at Amazonian fires and deforestation during the dry season and the possible consequences for the health of the Amazonian population over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Siona: Amazon’s Defenders Under Threat

Adiela, a Siona Indigenous leader, follows the spiritual guidance of her elders and clears landmines from her ancestral territory in the Colombian Amazon, in hope that her people may some day return.

Behind the Story: Climate Supertrees

Eliza Barclay explains how the Vox reporting team focuses on key superpowers of three tree species in three rainforests to convey their unique ecological roles and the urgency of protecting the them.

Meet the Journalist: Sam Eaton

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?

Ferrogrão, a Path of Illusion

A project considered strategic by the Brazilian government underestimates socio-environmental impacts in one of the most threatened regions of the Amazon.

Back to School: Catching up with the World

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.

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